Youhuu the racka sheep will be the mascot of the World Athletics Championships in Budapest. At the National Athletics Centre, the international federation is holding an inspection ahead of the World Championships, which start on 19 August.
In 100 days’ time, one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious sporting events, the World Athletics Championships, will begin. The World Championships, which kick off on 19 August, will be held in Budapest. According to Ádám Schmidt, the Hungarian State Secretary for Sport, the organisation of the event is in the home straight. The aim is to organise the best World Championships ever.
Balázs Németh, the CEO, said that 3 billion people will have the opportunity to tune in to the broadcasts, and one billion will almost certainly watch around the world. 203 countries have entered so far, and they aim to sell 400,000 tickets.
According to Miklós Gyulai, president of the Hungarian federation, 45-50 Hungarian athletes can be expected to participate, telex.hu reports.
The mascot of the event, a racka sheep named Youhuu, was also introduced. This animal is native to the Carpathian Basin, including Csepel Island, which will host the event.
“Lovable, unique and proud to be Hungarian, it has everything we want to say. Let’s all be Youhuuk, everyday heroes,” rtl.hu quotes Balázs Németh as saying.