NOC-K provides update on Team Kenya's Paris 2024 Olympics preparations

Team Kenya CEO to Paris 2024 Olympics Wanjiru Karani. Photo: Stafford Ondego.

OLYMPICS NOC-K provides update on Team Kenya's Paris 2024 Olympics preparations

Joel Omotto 16:17 - 04.03.2024

The National Olympics Committee of Kenya has explained the extent the country is going to ensure a better performance at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

The National Olympics Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) has employed a multi-sectoral approach to prepare Team Kenya for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

With two team sports, the Malkia Strikers and Kenya Sevens, already qualified, fencer Alexandra Ndolo also assured of her slot and 37 athletes gaining standard Olympic qualifying times, NOC-K wants to ensure they are in the right shape before they head to Paris.

“We have put together two important committees, the training and preparations who are the people in charge of putting together the athletes and ensuring they are training,” said Team Kenya CEO to the Paris Olympics Wanjiru Mbugua.

“We have small short-term Team Kenya camps that will start as soon as the African Games are over. Every team that has qualified, or is on the qualifying pathway, will be able to join these camps so that they can start bonding and preparing for the Olympics.

“We also have the local residential training camp which will now be for qualified athletes and then the international pre-games camps in the south of France in Miramas just before the Olympics.”

With the qualified athletes going through various pressures to ensure they achieve their objectives in Paris, NOC-K has brought on board experts in various fields to help them cope for optimal performance.

“We also have a technical committee that will provide all the teams with technical expertise and needs whether its strength and conditioning, coaches, psychologists, nutritionists and data analysts. They will be going to individual federations that have qualified to give them performance support to ensure all our teams are properly supported and prepared for the games,” she added.

NOC-K has also provided financial support to various teams such as Malkia Strikers and Ndolo to fund their preparations for the games.

Kenya is targeting between 80 and 90 athletes for the Paris Olympics as it seeks to improve on the 10 medals won at the delayed Tokyo Games three years ago.

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