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Volume 6 No. 234
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Kenya Announces It Will Bid For 2023 World Athletics Championships

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 big league and from henceforth we are shifting focus on matters that pertain to our newly-acquired status." The slot for the '19 championships has already been taken by Doha, Qatar, while Eugene, Oregon, will host the '21 games, Tuwei said that the country will first place a bid for the World U20 Championships "as a stepping stone to the senior event." He said, "We want to move progressively and we will soon request for bid documents from the IAAF for the junior games, especially after successfully hosting the U18 competition" (XINHUA, 8/15).