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Poland to host world junior athletics championship

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 08.01.2016 14:35
The Polish city of Bydgoszcz will host the World Under-20 Championship July 19-24, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has announced.
Bydgoszcz town square. Photo: Flickr.com/Dariusz Sieczkowski
Bydgoszcz town square. Photo: Flickr.com/Dariusz Sieczkowski

The event is expected to draw more than 3,000 young athletes from around the world. Experts say it is a huge challenge to organize the championships with just six months to prepare.

Bydgoszcz put together an application to host the event at short notice after the championships were taken away from Russia. The All-Russia Athletics Federation was suspended from the IAAF following a major doping scandal.

The Polish town hosted the U20 Athletics Championship in 2008 and Poland is the only country in history to hold the event twice. (tf/pk)

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