News16 Aug 2021

How to follow and watch the World Athletics U20 Championships Nairobi 21


Nairobi's Kasarani Stadium (© Dan Vernon)

The World Athletics U20 Championships Nairobi 21 take place from 17-22 August, with almost 1000 athletes representing more than 110 teams competing in Kenya.

The opening ceremony will be held on 17 August ahead of the first day of competition on 18 August.

Here’s how you can follow the action in Nairobi.

Where to watch

The World Athletics U20 Championships Nairobi 21 will be streamed live in a number of territories on the World Athletics YouTube and Facebook channels.

The livestream will not be available in all territories.

To find out where coverage may be broadcast in your country, check the list below. The list is subject to change, and some broadcasters may only show highlights coverage, while others will show the event live. Please check your local listings to find out more information. 

Broadcaster Territories
Supersport Pan Sub-Saharan Africa
NTV Kenya
TyC Sports Argentina & South America
Olympic Channel, NBCSN & Peacock USA
Arena Balkans
BTRC Belarus
TV2 Denmark
Sports Channel Israel
Rai Sport Italy
TVP Poland
Teledeporte Spain
BBC iPlayer United Kingdom
Sky TV New Zealand


New ways to watch


A new feature from World Athletics, the Watch Party allows fans in a number of territories to watch the World Athletics U20 Championships Nairobi 21 on the World Athletics website in a virtual private room with friends and family.

As our youngest athletes are competing in unusual circumstances this year without friends, family and fans able to join them, Watch Party gives supporters the chance to watch live and cheer together in a truly interactive broadcasting experience.

Find out more


Join world_athletics on Twitch for alternative commentary, exclusive behind-the-scenes access, a chance to win limited-edition prizes and a unique opportunity to interact with the athletes. 

Social media

- World Athletics: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | Twitch
- Local organisers: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Follow the action

- Live blog and results
- Timetable, start lists and results
World Athletics U20 Championships Nairobi 21 Facts and Figures, edited by Mark Butler
- Entry lists by country
- Entry lists by event and season's best
- Entry lists by event and country


Women's sprints and hurdles
Men's sprints and hurdles
Women's distances and race walks
Men's distances and race walks
Women's jumps and throws
Men's jumps and throws
Relays and combined events

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