128 Countries Confirm Entry for World Athletics U20 in Nairobi
By Sampson Adedeji
More than 128 countries have committed to compete in the World Athletics U20 Championships to take place in Nairobi from August 17-22, Local Organizing Committee (LOC) boss Myke Rabar confirmed, BSNSports.com.ng can reports.
Speaking at Athletics Kenya headquarters at Riadha House, Rabar was confident that more countries will confirm participation as the dates of the global junior athletics competition nears.
The CEO assured safety of all athletes coming from different walks of life to compete in the event, saying that all the necessary COVID-19 measures as guided by the World Athletics and Ministry of Health have been put in place and will be duly followed.
“In terms of the number of teams that have so far confirmed, we have more than 128 teams who have committed to come to the country.
“It’s a very encouraging number seeing that we are in an environment where there is this challenge of COVID-19, but athletes are keen to come on board to have chance in winning medals and breaking records and we foresee more coming in,” Rabar said.
“In conversation with World Athletics, teams from Olympics and our local medical teams, it was agreed that its safer to have athletes in small bubble than in one large bubble, reason being that if by any chance there is a breakout of COVID-19 within any particular individual, it’s easy to track them down in a particular bubble,” he stated.