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We need to send at least 100 athletes to Olympics- NOC-K

National Olympics Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) is preparing to take at least 100 athletes to the postponed Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Speaking on KBC on Monday, on Tokyo Olympics preparedness, NOC-K Secretary General Francis Mutuku said that their plans is to secure many chances for Kenyans to qualify for the games.

“Our plans for the year is to take at least 100 athletes. Our objective is to take at least 100 athletes to the Olympics. We have between now and June to qualify more athletes to join the rest of the world In the global celebrations,” said Mutuku.

With six months to qualify, Kenya has had Shujaa and Kenya Lionesses, the Kenya rugby7s for men and women respectively, Malkia Strikers, the national women’s volleyball team and a couple of runners among others.

“NOC-K has a Sports for All Commission which will create programs to promote an Active lifestyle. Our mandate goes beyond promoting elite athletes. Invest in your passion and give it time to manifest as well,” added Mutuku.

At the same time, he noted that they have a programme where coaches will also be beneficiaries of the Olympic Solidarity program.

“The program will include trainings for different groups such as sports administrators as well as promotion of Olympic Values,” he said.

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