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 40 hours of live coverage.
For six days the channel TV2 and the web service Areena will cover live stream from both the morning and evening sessions of the championships in Tampere. The amount exceeds the coverage of the European Championships held in Berlin in August.
– It´s great that future and current stars of athletics are presented in Finland. Finns understand athletics well and appreciate top performances, regardless of nationalities. Finnish experts in the sport will with no doubt organize a great competition and Yle will in return arrange spectacular representation on tv, says the managing editor of sports events of Yle, Sasha Ikonen.
The last time Finland hosted an athletics competition of this size was in 2005 when the fight for world champion took place in Helsinki. The U20 championships differ from the adult ones by not being dominated by a few nations. In the previous sixteenth championships of the age group 105 nations got to celebrate with medals.
In other words no clear prediction is possible, allowing upcoming great surprises in Ratina in July. 1700 athletes from over 170 nations will compete in the world U20 championships.
Broadcast times on Yle TV2 and Yle Areena