In Summary
  • Nock has projected that Kenya could be represented by close to 100 athletes at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games which are programmed from July 24 to August 9 in Japan
  • Kioni explained that they expect more sportsmen and women to qualify from athletics, women’s soccer, men’s rugby sevens, women’s volleyball, judo, tae kwon-do, wrestling, shooting and boxing
  • Kariuki disclosed they have directed the federations facing Olympic qualifiers to forward the budgets to the Ministry of Sports for funding

The actual budget for Team Kenya for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be known after National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) meet sports federations on Wednesday this week.

Nock second deputy-president Waithaka Kioni said that it’s after they know the state of those federations that have qualified athletes and those still going through the qualifying process that they will be able to tell how much is required.

Nock has projected that Kenya could be represented by close to 100 athletes at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games which are programmed from July 24 to August 9 in Japan.

Kenya was represented by 89 athletes; 47 men and 42 women at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games where Kenya spent an estimated Sh530 million.

However, Kioni, who is Team Kenya's Chef De Mission for the Tokyo Games, indicated they are not able to state how much was spent at Rio Olympics with the case surrounding the games still in court.

"We will share the budget once we get all the requirements from all the federations after a report on who qualified and who has not. More federations are still going through the qualifying processes," said Kioni while addressing the media at Nock headquarters at 2000 Plaza, Nairobi on Monday.

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