Uganda has less than 24 months to prepare for the World IAAF cross country championships. This follows the announcement by the World Athletics governing body to pick the East African nation to host the 2017 world event.


The IAAF Council announced at the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco on Tuesday evening. Uganda has beaten Bahrain to be named hosts of the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championship.

Meanwhile Kenya will host the 2017 World Youth championships. The 2015 edition of the IAAF World Championships will be hosted by Beijing (CHN) from 22-30 August, followed in 2017 by London (GBR) from 5-13 August that year.

Doha won the right to host the 2019 IAAF World Championships; the Doha (QAT) was selected by a vote of Council over Barcelona (ESP) and Eugene (USA) for the right to host the 17th edition of the IAAF World Championships. Presenting below is Beatrice Ayikoru


Other IAAF Events:

IAAF Indoor Permit – 31st January 2105 (Karlsruhe, Germany)

IAAF Race Walking Challenge – 22nd February 2015 (Adelaide, Austria)

IAAF World Challenge – 21st March 2015 (Melbourne, Australia)

IAAF World Cross Country Championships – 28th March 2015 (Guiyang, China)

IAAF World Relays – 2nd – 3rd May 2015 (Nassau, T.Robinson Stadium, Bahrain)

IAAF Diamond League – 15th May 2015 (Doha, Qatar)

IAAF World Junior Championships – 19th – 24 July 2015 (Cali, Colombia)

IAAF World Indoor Championships – 18th – 20th March 2016 (Portland, USA)

IAAF World Half Marathon Championships – 26th March 2016 (Cardiff)

IAAF World Race Walking Cup – 7th – 8th May 2016 (Cheboksary, Russia)

Olympic Games – 5th – 21st August 2016 (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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