Moi international sports Center, Kasarani already buzzing with athletes and officials


IAAF Chief Executive Officer Olivier Gers, who is in Nairobi thanked the Local Organising Committee of the World Under 18 Championships once again and said he hoped that fans will give athletes the loudest cheers at the Moi International Sports Centre, located in the northern city suburbs during the event between wednesday and sunday.

Mr.Olivier had earlier made a two-day site visit of MISC, Kasarani and the Athletes’ Village in nearby Kenyatta University, the International Association of Athletics
After a slight delay to the installation of the new synthetic track at the competition stadium while the material was stuck in customs, work is now complete and the LOC is confident the tracks is ready for the championships.

Gers said Kenya should be proud to have a facility like Kasarani adding : “To have a vibrant, modern equipped stadium that can be re-used in future championships is quite critical,” reacting to a plea by the LOC that the IAAF should in future award hosting rights of even bigger championships to new destination such as Kenya.

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