National Olympics Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) president Paul tergat has been reelected as the member of the International Olympics Committee (IOC).
The legendary runner was reelected as a member during the congress meeting in Tokyo, Japan and the former world marathon record holder and two-time Olympics silver medallist will serve another eight years in the role for which he was first elected in 2013.
The 52-year-old — who enjoyed an iconic rivalry on the track with Ethiopian great Haile Gebreselassie — was one of five members re-elected to the post.
Octavian Morariu of Romania, Brazil’s Bernard Rajzman, Mikaela Cojuangco Jaworski of the Philippines and Ethiopia’s Dagmawit Girmay Berhane are the other four.
Tergat has also been appointed by the IOC President, Thomas Bach as a Member of the IOC Tokyo Games Disciplinary Commission.
Tergat expressed his profound delight for the opportunity to provide his services and passion for the Olympic Family, especially athletes during the extraordinary Games of the XXXII Olympiad edition in Tokyo.
“I give my assurance of willingness and readiness to discharge the assigned responsibility with diligence, integrity, without fear or favour for the benefit of the desired goals and objectives of the Disciplinary Committee”, said Mr. Tergat, while acknowledging the appointment.
“It is a great honour for me, but most importantly, for my country Kenya, represented here by our gallant Team Kenya”, he added.