News from the Kenyan
National Olympic Committee

07 Nov 2022

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07 November 2022 - Wilson Kiprugut (centre), the first Kenyan to win an Olympic medal, died on 1 November at the age of 84. He received a recognition award from the Kenyan NOC last year. At the 1964 Games in Tokyo, he became the first Kenyan to win an Olympic medal by taking bronze in the 800 metres. At the inaugural All-Africa Games the following year, he captured the 400 and 800 metre titles. At the Olympic Games Mexico City 1968, he won silver in the 800 metres. He retired from active competition in 1969 and remained with the army as a fitness instructor until 1974. He later ran a farm near his home town of Kericho.

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01 April 2021 - The Kenyan NOC is set to build an OlympAfrica Centre in Ruai, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Nairobi County Government. The NOC President, IOC Member Paul Tergat, and Deputy Governor for Nairobi Ann Kananu (see photo) signed the MoU, under which the government has given land free of charge to the NOC for the centre. The NOC is set to take on the operational costs, with OlympAfrica providing seed funding for the centre.

With the objective of promoting mutual sports development as part of the MOU with partner NOCs, and to help people around the world to stay fit by exercising at home, the Korean NOC (KSOC) has produced a set of Home Workout videos. The four videos include exercises featuring Korea’s traditional sport, taekwondo, a workout recorded at a classical Korean house, and workouts for children and at the office. Currently, the KSOC has an agreement with over 50 NOCs for the mutual development of sport. Thanks to its partnership with NOCs around the world, the KSOC has been able to provide athletes with the opportunity to train with other nations through joint training programmes. More info at www.sports.or.kr/eng.

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