Paris Olympics: Sports CS Ababu Namwamba Prioritizes Event As Ministry’s Top Focus in 2024

Paris Olympics: Sports CS Ababu Namwamba Prioritizes Event As Ministry’s Top Focus in 2024

Robert Abong'o
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • The Paris Olympics will be the Kenyan sports ministry's top priority this year
  • CS Ababu Namwamba discussed the way forward with NOC-K executives
  • NOC-K president Paul Tergat and Sports PS Peter Tum were also present at the meeting

Youth Affairs, Creative Economy and Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba has declared that the Paris Olympic Games are the Ministry's and Government's top focus for sports in 2024.

Scheduled to start on Friday, July 26, 2024, and running through to Sunday, August 11, 2024, the Ministry is committed to collaborating with the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) to ensure success in the worldwide event.

In a meeting on Monday, January 9, 2024, CS Nawwamba discussed the way forward with NOC-K executives, stressing that preparations must be strengthened with exactly 200 days left until the Games.

CS Ababu Namwamba hosted NOC-K officials top prioritize Paris Olympics. Photo: MOYSA.
CS Ababu Namwamba hosted NOC-K officials on Monday, January 8, 2024. Photo: MOYSA.
Source: Twitter

Namwamba assured that the Ministry would squarely address all urgencies leading up to the opening ceremony, offering vital support to athletes seeking qualification.

“This is the Kenya Kwanza Government and the Ministry’s maiden Olympics. We would like to inform the country that we will be heading into the 2024 Olympics fully prepared more than ever before," the CS said, as quoted on the Ministry’s Twitter handle.

NOC-K president Paul Tergat, also present at the meeting, stressed the significance of the Games, seeing it as a rare opportunity for Kenyan athletes to display their talents since it only occurs once every four years.

Sports Permanent Secretary Peter Tum, also present at the meeting, discussed the importance of teamwork in ensuring a smooth journey to the Games.

Stressing their focus on already qualified teams, Tum expressed the Ministry's commitment to support their preparation for the event.

"We must ensure that we work together with NOC-K to ensure that the road to the Olympics is well prepared,” Tum said, as reported by Pulse Sports.

Ferdinand Omanyala’s Olympic Goals

Sports Brief last year reported on Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala’s ambitions ahead of the Games in Paris.

The sprinter has been intensifying his training, and he has big goals in what will be his second Olympic games.

He reached the semi-finals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, solidifying himself as one of the best sprinters of his generation.

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