Former marathon world record holder Paul Tergat was elected was elected unopposed in today’s National Olympics Committee of Kenya chairperson to serve for other four years.
Tergat, the former world cross country champion promised goodies for the country liking restore confidence in Nock especially after the Rio Olympic games scandal.
But the Kenyan legend was confident after been elected the new president saying he was equal to the task ahead of him at Nock’s helm.
He promised to revive the sports lottery and ensure that it starts working to finance sports.
The Baringo born man promised to honour retired athletes by allowing them to attend major sports events such as the Olympic and Commonwealth Games.
Doping is another area that Tergat’s office has to deal with and on this he promised zero tolerance.
“We will work with relevant bodies to keep our athletes clean and also protect those who are clean,” he concluded.
Tergat replaces another athletics legend Kipchoge Keino who took over the reigns of the Olympic Committee in 1996.
In his parting shot, Keino said his reign had brought a successful era for Kenyan sports.
The biggest news in polls was the return of FK Paul as Secretary General. He beat favourite Andrew Mudibo by one vote after he garnered nine votes against Mudibo’s 8.