KAMPALA – Uganda is hosting the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 on the 26th March 2016 at the Independence Grounds in Kololo an upscale Kampala suburb.
“We are hosting an international event and we would like to interact with the world," Ugandan State Minister for Sport and LOC Chairman Charles Bakkabulindi has said.
"Cross country is a sport about unity and involves that interaction of all stakeholders from the runners, the organisers and the fans to make it memorable. We want to have a great atmosphere at Kololo Independence Grounds and the only way we can have it is by involving all the stakeholders to be part of the event."
The event's official hash tag is #iaafkampala2017.
“We are requesting that all the people out there use this hash tag for easier communication and interaction. This is a people’s cross country and we believe that the conversation on the different platforms will show the warmth of Uganda’s hospitality,” Bakkabulindi said.
Uganda Tourism Board CEO, Stephen Asiimwe, says the IAAF is a great opportunity for Uganda to go into people’s home around the world.
“For that one day, the world’s top athletes, media and sports personalities will be here in Uganda—and the whole world will be watching,” Asiimwe says. “Hosting an international athletics event like this a proof of confidence in the people and Government of Uganda,” he says.
Source: Uganda Tourism Board
As AUTO we see this as an opportunity for the visiting delegates to experience part of the beauty beheld by visitors to Uganda the "Pearl of Africa".
The IAAF World Championships, commonly referred to as the World Championships in Athletics, is a biennial athletics event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)