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Observer Programme concludes in Tampere

A group of 15 people participated in the Observer Programme that took place on the margins of the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018, from 9-15 July.

The programme, designed by the IAAF, provides prospective future hosts of IAAF events with an intimate behind-the-scenes look, in real time, at the operational demands of organising World Athletics Series (WAS) events.

The group included representatives from Athletics Kenya which will organise and host the next edition of the World U20 Championships in Nairobi in 2020, representatives of athletics federations of Botswana, Hong Kong, Japan and Saudi Arabia, as well as representatives of Visit Victoria, the official travel and tourism organization of Australia's Victoria State.

The next IAAF Observer Programme trip will take place during the 2019 World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, during the last weekend of March. For additional information contact or