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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

Local school’s students participate in World Championships preparations by drawing and writing compact presentation cards of our attendee countries. There will be great works! You are able to browse these creations in the city centre of Tampere during July while the championships. Location of the presentation cards will be told ...
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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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