SECRETARY GENERAL MESSAGE -AGM 2022

December 19, 20220

The highlight of the year was the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham,
UK. NOC-K, together with the various Games Committees, assembled
Team Kenya comprising of 17 sport disciplines to represent the country in
the United Kingdom. The Team benefited from a three-month residential
training camp in their respective ideal camps across the country. The Team
did not disappoint and returned with 21 medals. The medal tally was an
improvement from the Gold Coast 2018 edition. The Games also provided
exposure and experience for all participants, which will be useful for the next
phase, especially Paris 2024 Olympics.
The NOC-K Commissions remained robust in their activities.
• Scholarship athletes were recruited and trained to return the best
results from their scholarship, with increased support in their training.
• The NOC- K Institute is driving education initiatives on the Olympic
Movement, including promotion of Olympic Values Education,
and establishing cooperation with learning institutions to promote
Olympic studies.
• We increased on our capacity building programmes for both athletes
and athlete’s entourage as part of our sustainable strategy to improve
sport governance and overall athlete welfare.
• Gender empowerment programs were increased with initiatives
towards achieving gender parity, including the first ever women only
multi-sport event to mark International Women’s Day.
The NOC-K Secretariat remained a key pillar in the implementation and
execution of our programmes and initiatives. We continue to upskill their
capacity for service delivery to stakeholders by providing the necessary
resources and training, including immersion and exchange programmes with
their counterparts in the region, zone as well as the IOC.
This Report also acknowledges the challenges encountered to achieve the
desired goals. Funding remains a major impediment in implementing many
programmes, especially supporting the range of needs from affiliates. The
Executive stepped in to offer sponsorship, especially when the Government
Funds were not available for teams and athletes. We have robust plans under
our Strategy and Marketing Commissions to expand partnerships for an
increased revenue base to mitigate this challenge.
The rampant doping cases is also a setback in our progress and we have
joined other stakeholders in efforts to combat the menace. The Kenyan
sporting scene risks losing a solid reputation built over the years due to the
greed of a few in the system. Our position has always been zero tolerance
to doping and urge fellow stakeholders to take a strong and firm position
against this wound in our sports.
I welcome you to look back at the year 2022 in appreciation of the strides
made as we forge toward a busy but promising Games schedule 2023 for
our athletes.

 

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