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National Olympic Committee of Kenya begins countdown to Tokyo Olympics

Friday, July 24th, 2020 00:00 |
National Olympic Committee of Kenya acting Secretary General Francis Mutuku. Photo/PD/RODGERS NDEGWA

National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) yesterday began a one-year countdown to the postponed and highly anticipated Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games which are now programmed for July 23-August 8, 2021.

In statement signed by acting Secretary General Francis Mutuku, the committee has declared that it is committed and looking forward to celebration of the Summer Games in 365 days with the country’s flag strongly represented by a well-prepared Team Kenya.

“For NOC-K, the goal was shifted but the focus remains the same. Even though we were forced to adjust to the new normal, we have kept the focus in keeping our athletes engaged and motivated and continued to prepare administratively, as our commitment to make Tokyo 2020 the most memorable and enjoyable Olympics for all participants,’’ read the statement.

The committee said that to kick-start the celebration, it will  sensitise sport people on safety measures on Covid-19 pandemic which led to the postponement of the Olympics.

“The first step was to get sports people compliant in observing the Ministry of Health guidelines in stopping the spread of coronavirus in Kenya.

Everyone played their part in the team and our athletes went even further to champion messages of awareness and prevention in their communities,” said NOC-K.

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