- 10 Jan 2005
- IOC News
IOC President in Kenya
IOC President Jacques Rogge is spending from 10 to 14 January in Kenya. On 12 January he will attend the inauguration of a new administrative building for the National Olympic Committee (NOC). This inauguration marks the 50th anniversary of the Kenyan NOC. The President will visit the Head of State, Mwai Kibaki, and will have a meeting with the Sports Minister, G. Ochilo Ayacko.
Kip Keino high-altitude training centre
On 14 January, the IOC President will take the opportunity during his stay to visit the high-altitude training centre of former Olympic champion and current Kenyan NOC President Kipjoge Keino in Eldorate. He will visit the Kip Keino School, also in Eldorate, which enables 300 children and 30 orphans to have an education.
Meeting with the UNEP and UNHCR
During his stay in Nairobi, the IOC President will meet the Executive Director of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), Klaus Töpfer, as well as a representative from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). On this occasion he will make a donation of sports and educational equipment to the refugee camps in Kenya and Tanzania.
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