Opening ceremony of the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 9 July at 18.30
The official opening ceremony of the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 will take place at the Olympic Square in Ratina on Monday, 9 July 2018 at 18.30. The event is free and open to the public. The championships will be opened spectacularly when flag bearers carry 158 flags of the participating countries to the plaza.
Sebastian Coe, president of the IAAF, will give the opening speech. Lauri Lyly, Mayor of Tampere, will declare the championships open.
In the opening ceremony, a golden baton of clean sport will be passed to the organizing committee to challenge to promote clean sport and embrace its values. Drum group Takomo and Vellusta tricking team will perform at the ceremony.