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Have you attended the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018?

Have you attended the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018? We would like to hear your thoughts about the event. We are conducting a survey to understand what spectators think of the event and what we could have done better. Please click on the link below to start the survey ...
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Italy’s surprise 4x400m gold a fitting end to IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018

In a week where nothing seemed certain, this was the only fitting conclusion – a dropped baton, a race filled with captivating, climactic chaos, the favourites beaten, the underdogs rising, and gold going to Italy. The men’s 4x400m, and its aftermath, embodied just about everything wonderful about the IAAF World ...
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Williams secures sprint double on super Saturday in Tampere

The penultimate day of action at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 featured some of the biggest names in junior athletics, but the biggest talking point of the session came from a 16-year-old Jamaican girl. Not just any 16-year-old, of course. Briana Williams had underlined her talent earlier in the week ...
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Great Britain charges up medals table with trio of cold in Tampere

A thrilling conclusion to the heptathlon played out in the 800m and the onset of a sudden torrential rain shower which brought back memories of the IAAF World Championships in Helsinki in 2005 added an extra layer of frisson to proceedings. Overnight leader Niamh Emerson still led the standings after ...
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Manangoi’s magic tops thrilling day three in Tampere

An engrossing, exhilarating men’s 1500m final won by Kenya’s Elijah Manangoi proved the highlight of day three at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 on Thursday (12). Fending off the challenges of the formidable Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Samuel Tefera and Justus Soget, Manangoi backed up his world U18 title with a wonderfully ...
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Asia Pacific dominates day two in Tampere

With athletes from Africa, North America and Europe often commanding the headlines at major championships, day two at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 was the turn for Asia Pacific to shine, with athletes from the region capturing five of the six gold medals on offer. TANAKA’S 3000M HEROICS ...
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Heroics by Blignaut, Chebet and Kipruto highlight day one in Tampere

A captivating women’s 5000m, won with a blinding turn of speed, a punishing men’s 10,000m, exhibiting a peerless display of endurance, and a shot put duel for the ages, the gold medal grabbed via a rare combination of physical and mental strength – the first night of the IAAF World U20 ...
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Pihlajalinna provides first aid for the audience in the IAAF World U20 Championships!

You can find our First Aid tent in the expo area, close to the Laukonsilta bridge. We will help with all health-related questions and direct you to the proper care, if the issue can’t be solved at our First Aid tent. Our medical center Pihlajalinna Koskiklinikka is located only a ...
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Fair play on the podium at IAAF World Junior Championships in Tampere

The World U20 Championships in Athletics will participate in the international challenge campaign for fair sports. The championships hosted by Tampere from 10 to 15 July is the world’s most international sports event of the year. The event will host athletes from over 170 countries. The IAAF World Junior Championships ...
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Welcome to the opening ceremony – Free entry!

Opening ceremony of IAAF World U20 Championships will be held in Monday 9.7. at 6:30PM at the Olympic-square between Stadium and the Ratina Shopping center. Free entry! TIME:                 09.07.18 klo 18.30 VENUE:             Venue is between stadium and Ratina shopping centre. PROGRAM: 18.30                  Drummergroup Takomo and Trick Acrobatic Group ...
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Tampere Tramway

To meet the needs of the growing city and urban area, a modern tramway  system has been designed for Tampere. The key goals of the tramway  system include making the everyday life and transportation easier  in the municipality, supporting the growth and development of the  urban area, and increasing the ...
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U20 Team Finland over 30 athletes

Host nation Finland has selected 32 athletes for the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 on 10-15 July. The team features several European U20 medallists, including sprinter Samuel Purola, 400m hurdler Viivi Lehikoinen and javelin thrower Elina Kinnunen. Finland will be hoping to add to their all-time World U20 Championships tally of ...
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Who will succeed at home field?

Four Finnish athletes know what it is like to win a World Championship medal at home field. The most recent one to experience this was long jumper Tommi Evilä, whose jumps at Helsinki Olympic Stadium are now part of Finnish sports history. Who will succeed next at IAAF World U20 ...
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Coming to watch the U20 Championships but missing accommodation?

The LOC has some economical rooms available at the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer and at the Original Sokos Hotel Ilves. Tampere Stadion is only at a short walking distance. Please send your booking requests to office@tampere2018.com . Act fast because these rooms are going quickly! ...
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Yle is showing over 40 hours of the IAAF World Championships in Tampere

The public broadcasting company Yle is broadcasting the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere from the 10th to the 15th of July. The championships are one of the biggest investments of the summer. In the midst of the FIFA World Cup Yle is providing the event in Tampere with over ...
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Finland are showing future large scale sports events how it´s done, responsibly

When it comes to environmental responsibilities of sporting events, the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere are taking the extra mile by setting concrete sustainability goals to reduce waste and emissions during the event. The event organisers are making visible sustainable choices to become pioneers in large scale sports events ...
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Championships Sustainability plan published

The main goal of the world championships regarding the preservation of the environment is to underline the quality of Finnish tap water and how it is the primary source of drinking water. Unlike in most countries in the world, the water coming from any household or public tap is completely ...
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Project Water Education – goal set on waste reduction #drinktapwater

Bottled water used in major events, especially sports events often produce a large amount of waste. Tap water in Finland is completely safe to drink, which is why it is our responsibility to provide a better and more sustainable option to water bottles – let the project Water Education begin! ...
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Championships school project is presenting participating countries

Students of local schools in Tampere are thrilled that the IAAF World U20 Championships are hosted in their home city. In fact, third and sixth graders of the Wivi Lönn -elementary school have taken on a special project to get acquainted with the cultures represented at the sports event and ...
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Finland enters final lap in preparations for Tampere championships

With 50 days to go until the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018, the host nation and its athletes are adding the finishing touches to their preparations for the event on 10-15 July. It will be the first time a Scandinavian city has hosted a global age-group athletics championships and it ...
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50 days to go!

Finnish U20 team welcomes all to Tampere and hope to see alot of cheering croud also at the tribune! http://tampere2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/VID_159520812_222941_399.mp4 ...
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Finnish junior athletes can´t wait for the competition to start

-I´m very excited. It´s such an amazing experience to run in the world championships in front of my home audience, says sprinter Samuel Purola. All the athletes present at the World U20 Championships briefing event in Tampere share these feelings. Purola, together with around twenty other athletes aiming for the ...
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Tap water is safe to drink in Finland

Part of the event eco plan we only supply tap water to the teams instead of bottled water. Finland’s tap water is among the highest quality in the world and is not only completely safe but a pleasure to drink. In Finland tap water has been found to be significantly ...
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Athletics Carnivals – Competitions before Champs in Finland

Your Team has the opportunity to compete before World  U20 Championships in Finland at Athletics Carnivals on 28th June – 1st  July 2018. Every year about 3000 athletes arrives for Carnivals to participate in top class venues. The venues are located in different cities or in the neighborhood of them around ...
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Team hotel information

Tampere offers high quality accommodation for the teams. Almost all the hotels are located within the walking distance from the Stadium and farthest distance approximately 2 kilometers. ALL TEAM HOTELS Varala Sport Institution Hotel website. Varala Sport Institution: The oldest Sport Institution in Finland, contributor of physical education and wellness ...
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Tampere Stadium is the heart of the U20 championships medal

IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere medal has been designed by local artist Jenni Laine. Tampere Stadium, the championships venue, is located right in the middle of the medal as it´s heart. – The stadium is the beating heart of the medal, the core of the city. I also wanted other ...
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The President of The Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö will be the ambassador of the event – 100 days to go

Tampere is feverishly preparing to welcome the worlds best young athletes to the town. IAAF World U20 Championships will be held at Tampere Stadium 10-15th of July so only 100 days. The President of The Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö will be the ambassador of the event. Approaching of the ...
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Championships venue Tampere Stadium

Championships venue Tampere Stadium is located in the middle of the city only 700 meters from the Central Square and 1000 meters from the Main Railway Station. It has high-class athletic facilities with modern equipment with class 1 certificate. The stadium seats approximately 16,800 spectators, of which 4 000 are ...
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Tickets available now!

U20 Championships ticket sale is open now! All ticket options are available at Lippu.fi store linked below. The aim is to fill in the stadium and create amazing athmosphere during the whole week. Ticket prices wanted to keep low to allow as much spectators to participate the competitions as possible ...
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Young stars at Tampere

Would you like to see the future athletic stars on track? Great possibility to do that is the IAAF World U20 Championships in mid July at Tampere stadium. For example London 2017 World Championships 200 meter finalist Japanese Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, who run at the age of 18 results 10,05 at ...
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Follow the event #IAAFTampere2018

Hear the latest news first by following the event also at social media. IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 – event´s official accounts at Instagram and Facebook are with the name @IAAFTampere2018 ...
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148 days before champs!

Save the date! The most international IAAF athletics competition will be held on Tampere 10.-15.7.2018. World U20 Championships gathers over 150 nationalities to Tampere Stadium in July. Event will be organized first time in Nordic countries. Mark the dates already to your calender, ticket sales will start soon! ...
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