Kenya: Noc-K Have Outdone Themselves in Preparing Team Kenya

Today, the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) is on my mind and I must say they have done well in as far as preparations for July’s Tokyo Olympic Games are concerned.

The umbrella body for local federations has been busy since last year and, to be honest, we continue to feel their presence, unlike in the past.

Financial back-up

Every federation, and especially those with teams headed for Olympic Games, have in one way or another benefited from NOC-K’s generosity and we feel we are on the right track. This has not only been financial back-up, but also material and moral support.

Teams like boxing, athletics, taekwondo, shooting, rugby, volleyball, canoeing, table tennis and tennis among others will tell you that NOC-K has been part and parcel of their daily training.

However, today I chose to speak for athletics even though I am the General Team Manager for “Team Kenya” to the Olympic Games.

Care and support

Specifically, it’s an open secret that NOC-K have taken their role as the umbrella body seriously and the number of trips we have had to make to marathon camps in Rift Valley have been amazing.

I am talking about our marathon team that is currently in training at different spots in the Rift Valley. Unlike in the past, the team feels very much part of the country as has been exhibited by the care and support from NOC-K in the recent days.

Only the other day, NOC-K gave a sponsorship of Sh1 million to marathoners to kick-start the training for the recently named squad.

Sign up for free AllAfrica Newsletters

Get the latest in African news delivered straight to your inbox