Prepare for qualifiers- NOCK to federations

National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) has asked its affiliate federations to initiate dialogue with the respective International Federations where qualifying events were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As reported by Daily Nation, NOC-K secretary general Francis Mutuku said they had received communication from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that all the disciplines that had qualified their sportsmen and women for the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will not go through the qualifying process again.

IOC, in a teleconference with its affiliates on Friday, indicated that they have formed a task force to look into the new dates for the disciplines that had not completed their qualifying process.

“Under exceptional circumstances, there will increase on quotas based on a case by case analysis and decision making in every discipline at the Olympics,” said Mutuku, adding that all necessary adaptations and allocation of qualification quotas will be based on sports results based on International Federations revised calendars.

The IOC and the Japanese government on Tuesday postponed the Tokyo Olympics that were to be held from July 24 to August 9 to 2021 where the Games must be held not after next Summer.

IOC president Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in a teleconference that it wasn’t viable to stage the Games as scheduled owing to the disruption caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus

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