NOCK predicts brighter days for athletes – The Star Kenya

The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK), has congratulated President-elect William Ruto, saying his election portends a bright future for the country’s athletes.

In a statement on Tuesday, NOCK pledged to work closely with Ruto’s administration to steer sports to the desired heights.

“On behalf of the Olympic and Commonwealth Movement and indeed on behalf of the sports people of Kenya, we celebrate your win and look forward to working with you to grow sports in Kenya — a known global powerhouse,” the statement read in part.

Reiterating the need to secure Kenya’s pride on the global stage, NOCK also pointed out the need to use sports as an avenue for achieving societal goals.

“As an Olympic Committee, we shall endeavour to ensure sports plays its role in national development, global marketing of brand Kenya and social transformation.”

NOCK said the new regime extends renewed hope for the country’s athletes.

“Our athletes remain in dire need of national support to compete and attain the apex of their potential at the top level and your election gives us greater assurance that this need will not only be met but also surpassed.”

The Olympic Committee acknowledged Ruto’s manifesto, saying it attests to his passion for sports.

“This is based on your evident passion for sports and athletes in particular as espoused in your manifesto. We assure you and your government of unqualified support and partnership to make sports an outstanding success story during your administration,” concluded the statement.

Edited by Tony Mballa

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