Kenya to bid for 2023 athletics world championshipsStaff Writer | August 16, 2017
Kenya is to launch a bid to host the athletics world championships in 2023 after successfully staging two other international competitions in the last 10 years.
Sport and business Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario
'We have shown that we are capable to host smaller events and it has now reached a time when we should host big competitions' said Wario at a welcome reception for Kenyan athletes who finished second overall at the just-concluded world championships in London, beaten only by the United States.
'Kenya became the first African nation to win the world championship in Beijing in 2015, it is only fitting that we should be the first country to bring the championships to Africa,' Wario said.
Kenya came in second in the just finish World Champuionship in London with 5 gold,2 silver and 4 bronze coming after first place USA.
The next championships will take place in Doha in 2019 and in Eugene,USA in 2021. ■