Olympic committee sets date for fresh elections

Kenyan legendary athlete Paul Tergat who is vying for the Presidency of the National Olympic Committee post. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA:The National Olympic Committee of Kenya Nock has set September 29 as the date it will be conducting its fresh elections.

The decision was reached at on Tuesday during the extraordinary meeting held at its headquarters in Nairobi where a number of thorny issues were ironed out.

Among them, allowing the 20 federations which are its affiliates to take part in the elections during the Elective General Assembly.

The Nock elections which were initially scheduled for May 5, were halted due to court injunction acquired by the Taekwondo federation challenging the decision to bar them from taking part.

The case however was withdrawn after Taekwondo and Nock came into terms paving ways for the meeting that saw the Kenya Cycling Federation and Kenya Badminton Association which were also barricade included.

The postponement of the previous elections landed Kenya into trouble with the International Olympic Committee IOC, who threatened to punish the country should Nock fails to agree on a new elections date.