The President of the Kenyan Olympic Games, Paul Tergat, was re-elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee for a further eight-year term.
According to the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K), Tergat was named 138 during the ongoing IOC session.
Tergat was first elected a member of the coveted international sports committee in 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He began his second term with the IOC during these extraordinary Olympics, which were postponed a year ago due to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.
The re-election at the session, along with four other members of the IOC, follows another appointment at the beginning of March this year to the IOC Refugee Foundation as a board member.
During his term he won the Cross Country World Championship five times.
He is also an Olympic silver medalist out of 10,000.
He was also appointed a member of the disciplinary committee of the IOC Games in Tokyo by IOC President Thomas Bach.
The commission, which is set up at all Olympic Games, deals with all cases of alleged violations of the Olympic Charter.
It also covers any decisions or applicable regulations of the IOC or any International Federation or National Olympic Committee (including but not limited to the Playbooks, the IOC’s Anti-Doping Rules) that may be made during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
This excludes violations of the anti-doping rules and the IOC code of ethics. The Commission is chaired by Mr Denis Oswald.
Tergat thanked the IOC President for the appointment and expressed his deep joy at the opportunity to offer his services and his passion for the Olympic family, especially the athletes, during the extraordinary games of the XXXII. To provide the Olympics in Tokyo.
“I affirm the willingness and willingness to fulfill the assigned responsibility with care, integrity, without fear or favor, for the benefit of the aims and objectives of the Disciplinary Committee,” said Tergat.
(PANA / NAN)