Tergat appointed to the IOC Summer Olympics Commission

Nock President Chairman Paul Tergat(middle) and another top official share a light moment with the Kenya Academy of Sports CEO Gordon Oluoch(Left) .

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 8, 2019 – National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) President, Paul Kibii Tergat has been appointed a member to the IOC newly created Future Host Commissions (summer and winter) for future Olympic games.

The Commissions will advise and provide recommendations to the IOC Executive Board (EB) in regard to future hosts for Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games (summer and Winter).

Tergat, himself an IOC member, will serve under the Future Olympic Summer Games Host Commission chaired by Kristin Kloster Aasen of Norway and will be representing the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in the broad-based Commission, according to a communication from the IOC Executive Board.

The Commissions were formed following the IOC Session decision for a more targeted, streamlined and flexible approach, in which flexibility applies to the elections of Future Games Host.

Through the approach, permanent dialogues will be held with interested hosts, or with potential hosts where the IOC may want to create interest. The Commission will have the mission to promote, monitor and oversee this interest from them and report to the IOC EB.

The IOC President, Thomas Bach, while congratulating Tergat on his appointment noted: “There will be a two-speed progression for the work of the Commissions. The Winter Commissions will start immediately, as the priority at this moment is the discussions about the Winter Youth Olympic Games 2024 and the Olympic Winter Games 2030.”

Tergat is a Kenyan former professional long distance runner. He became the first Kenyan to set the world record in the marathon from 2003 to 2007, with a time of 2:04:55, and is regarded as one of the most accomplished long-distance runners of all time.

He is an Ambassador against Hunger with the United Nations World food Programme (WFP).

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