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IOC hosts a successful joint meeting with the National Olympic Committee of Kenya and the Ministry of Sports

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16 Sep 2016
Olympic News
Representatives of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) met today at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne with a delegation from the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK), headed by Mr Kipchoge Keino, and a delegation from the Ministry of Sports, headed by Mr Hassan Wario Arero, to review the current issues affecting the NOCK and find appropriate solutions in accordance with the principles and rules that govern the Olympic Movement.

The meeting was extremely constructive and, through fruitful and open dialogue, allowed for all parties to better understand the situation and clarify any misunderstanding which may have caused the current issues. In addition, all parties appreciated the excellent results of the Kenyan delegation and athletes at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 and recognised the need to resolve the current situation in the interests of sport and the athletes in Kenya.

As a result, all parties came to the conclusion that due process must be observed in all steps to be undertaken, and agreed on the following roadmap:

1. The NOCK, through its current President, Mr Kipchoge Keino, will convene an Extraordinary General Assembly of the NOCK, in strict accordance with the Constitution of the NOCK currently in force and the Olympic Charter, in order in particular to:

a. Report on the outcomes of the joint meeting in Lausanne.
b. Address and clarify any issue raised in relation to the management of the NOCK delegation for the Olympic Games Rio 2016, considering the ongoing investigation process.
c. Review and update the NOCK Constitution currently in force, as necessary, and submit the proposed amendments to the IOC for approval in accordance with the Olympic Charter.
d. Agree on the process leading to the NOCK quadrennial elections.

2. Once this first step is completed, the NOCK will convene its Elective General Assembly and conduct free and fair elections of the members of the NOCK Executive Board in accordance with the newly approved NOCK Constitution.

3. The whole process will be completed by the end of this year (i.e. by 31 December 2016), and will be placed under the full supervision of the IOC, in close coordination with the NOCK and the Ministry of Sports.

All parties will work hand in hand to implement this process in good faith and to ensure sustainable cooperation between the NOCK (including all national federations) and the Government of Kenya for the benefit of sport and the athletes of the country, with the full support of the international sports organisations concerned.
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