The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) has said it is expecting to send a record 100 athletes to this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games. The NOCK has said there are programmed in place already and enough training camps to help with preparations for the Games.
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Inhabited training camps in Kenya are usual to start in April. Kurume on Kyushu island in Japan is owing to be the dishonourable of the Kenyan side for at least 14 days before the Tokyo Olympics open on July 23. NOCK officials are hoping the Tokyo Olympic Games – should the event take place – is free of the scandal which marred the country’s team at Rio 2016.
“We imagine to take at least 100 members to the games with a hope a higher medal haul than ever beforehand,” the NOCK said in a declaration, Kenyan publication The Normal.
We also pursue to bring the best-resourced Kenyan side in history. We are well usual and all procedures triggered to safeguard that we bring an athlete-focused, well-managed, well-financed Olympic side as well as deliver a memorable Olympic knowledge for all Kenya.
“Our resolve to deliver an exemplary Olympic experience is so strong, that our teams together with the Ministry of Sports, Art and Culture have been burning the midnight oil during the holidays to ensure that everything is set to go.”
The NOCK, under the Presidency of former athlete Paul Target, has vowed to continue supporting qualified teams and those seeking qualification for the Games, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
“NOCK in combination with the International Olympic 2020 Committee and the Association of National Olympic Groups of Africa is providing grants to at least 15 athletes to help them make for the Olympic 2020 Games,” the declaration added.
Additionally, we are if team preparation scholarships to the ladies’ volleyball side and the ladies’ rugby side. All the sides currently in the qualification pathways will be reinforced by the Government and NOCK to ensure that they qualify for the Games.
NOCK claim future programmed to help youth development are in place, looking to make use of sports science and high-performance centres for success at the Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympics. Consequently far, Kenya has 56 established athletes for the Tokyo Olympics, including men’s marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge and double world champion Hellen Obery.
Kenya removed a record 89 athletes in seven game to the Rio 2016 Games, winning their best medal draw to date with six gold, six silver and one bronze award. Six Kenyan bureaucrats were concerned in a financial disgrace at the event in the Brazilian city.
It is unproven the six officials had produced a loss of public funds with their misconduct of the Kenyan side, with athletes’ preparations disadvantaged by their conduct. Prosecutors also right those in charge of the Kenyan side allowed unauthorized people to portable to Rio 2016, purchased air tickets which were not used and overpaid payments. A nation is known for its full-blooded of distance runners; Kenya has won 96 of its 103 Olympic medals in athletics. The other seven, counting one gold medal, have come in boxing.
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