Kenya will stage a dry run to fully test the equipment for the hosting of the 17th Senior Africa Athletics Championships at the Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi on July 22.
The 17th African Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya July 28 to August 1, 2010
After several false starts, work has finally started on the organisation of the 17th Senior Africa Athletics Championship in Nairobi with officials certain they will beat the July 15 deadline.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Local Organising Committe (LOC) for the 17th African Athletics Championships in Nairobi, David Okeyo has said the country is ready and expects all African countries to be in attendance.
The 17th edition of the African Athletics Championships received a major financial boost on Wednesday with Safaricom, one of Kenya's largest mobile operators, unveiled as the title sponsor of the continental event.
The official mascot for the 17th edition of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya - Shujaa has been launched. The word 'Shujaa' in Kiswahili means Champion.
Over 1,300 athletes and 700 officials from 54 nations are expected to travel to Nairobi for the 17th Senior African Athletics Championship, which will be staged at Nyayo National Stadium from July 28 to August 1.
The Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) has given the African Athletics Championships Local Organising Committee a nod of approval for its efforts.