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Kenya Announces It Will Bid For 2023 World Athletics Championships

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 16 / 17

Buoyed by the "success of hosting" the IAAF World U18 Championships in July in Nairobi, Kenya's athletics officials announced their "intention of placing a bid for the senior version of the athletics gala," according to XINHUA. Athletics Kenya President Jackson Tuwei said, "Kenya has now joined the ...

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