Report World Athletics Championships in Other International Games / Bids Posted January 14 Regarding Kenya. I don't know if Sebastian Coe/IAAF (well I'm more used to call them by their old name) did adopt the current Bach/IOC policy. for many reasons Kenya is not part of the "safe" list where the IOC and other sports federations can hold their main/biggest championships peacefully with the focus is only on sports. Kenya is still facing many developing world problems like poverty, inequality, corruption ..etc. these wikipedia articles can give you some insight of the nation current situation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Kenya and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corruption_in_Kenya in other words Kenya might be considered by some organizations "not ready yet" to host a first tier sports event. also they lag behind regarding LGBT rights: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Kenya being gay is still illegal, and there is very little acceptance for LGBT people by the Kenyan society. Nairobi was bidding for the 2025 championships but the Stadium, Airport, Roads and Transportations are not up to par with previous hosts. sports-wise they had a recent doping problem: https://athleticsweekly.com/blog/searching-for-a-cure-for-the-kenyan-doping-epidemic-1039962029/ nevertheless despite not having top notch facilities and infrastructure, Kenyans can deliver a very good tournament organizational wise. but World Athletics needs to make sure other governments and NGOs won't use their championships to drive the focus to the problems and challenges that are facing Kenya. and that the international media in general and the sports media covering the event would focus only on athletes and sports achievements. and use the event to introduce other people and nations form around the world to know the African and Kenyan cultures and achievements. so if World Athletics are ready to face the challenges and the risks they can go ahead and award the 2027/29 championships to Nairobi.