The French Embassy has promised to help Kenya in their preparations ahead of the Summer Olympics set for 2024 in Paris, France.
The French envoy to Kenya Aline Kuster-Menager briefed the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) officials on the various areas France in focusing as they prepare to host the Olympics.
NOCK Led by President Paul Tergat and acting Secretary General Francis Mutuku paid a courtesy call on the French Ambassador. They discussed the Summer Olympics 2024 slated for France.
The Ambassador was flanked by the French Embassy Premier Conseiller, Kim Ramoneda, Head of AFD in Kenya Ghislain de Valon and the Head of Cooperation and Cultural Affairs, Cyril Gerardon.
The National Olympic Committee briefed the Ambassador on the ongoing Strategy Plan which will culminate in the 2024 Olympic.
The Strategic Plan will cover wide ranging areas such as Elite High Performance, Sports for All, Sports for Development, Sports for Peace and Sports and Environment.
NOC-K hopes to benefit through Technical support and assistance especially in areas of Sports Science and Elite Performance and directly in areas in which France has a very strong performance track record such as Basketball, Cycling, Judo, and Handball amongst others.
France will not only host the Olympics but also the Rugby World Cup scheduled for 2023.
The meeting agreed that the French Embassy will be part of the Strategic Planning process and development. The Strategic Planning is on-going and is expected to be launched in March this year.
This will allow for collaboration in areas where Sports in Kenya can be used for Social Transformation. French Embassy vows to assist Kenya in Summer Olympics preps.
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