This is your information hub for the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships, to be held in Tampere, FIN 10-15 July.
As per the April newsletter, please see below a document outlining the medical screening requirements. All nominated athletes are required to complete the following medical screening:
MEDICAL SCREENINGS AMS Medical Form Instructions
Both Germany & Finland use the Euro. Please ensure athletes come with a small amount of Euros (cash) as well as means of withdrawing additional money if needed.
A travel card is a good option, major banks and post offices sell travel cards: https://auspost.com.au/travel-id/travel-money/travel-cards Qantas & Virgin Frequent Flyer cards also double as travel cards.
Athletes and staff will be accommodated in a hotel organised by the IAAF. We do not expect to know the name of our hotel until May/June 2018.
This hotel will strictly be for accredited athletes and team staff. There will be a designated meeting area nearby where family and friends can arrange to see athletes.
The IAAF World U20 Championships will take place at Tampere Stadium (also known as Ratina Stadium). Tampere Stadium is a Mondo surface.
Tampere WeatherTampere Climate Tampere Timezone
All athletes will have the option to compete in the Finnish Event Carnivals (1-2 July). More information on these competitions will be published on this page as it becomes available.
Leonardo Hotel Mannheim City Center
MANNHEIM U20 GALA (23-24 June)
The Mannheim U20 Gala is a high standard competition, contested by approximately 20 countries. Highlights of the 2017 Gala can be found here
TRAINING & COMPETITION
Training and competition will take place at Michael Hoffman Stadium
Transport from the hotel to the track will be via public transport. Athletes will be required to walk to and from the tram or bus stop (accompanied by staff members). Please see google maps for more information: Hotel-Track
*Parents/family/friends are asked to please respect the Team environment and not book in at the Team Hotel.
Mannheim Draft Timetable
The National Junior Coaches are a great resource for athletes and personal coaches. Please feel free to get in touch with them at any stage of your WU20 journey.
All WU20 Team Members will be covered by the AA travel insurance policy whilst they are with the Team. Any athletes who plan to go on holidays after the tour will need to take out travel insurance for their holiday.
AA Travel Insurance
All WU20 Team Members are strongly advised to register with Smartraveller prior to their departure from Australia.
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