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NOC-K to adopt Sports Science in bid to improve Kenya’s performance internationally

February 21st 2022
Members of the sports journalists association of Kenya after the two day Seminar in Naivasha. [Washington Onyango,Standard]

The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) is keen to introduce technology to deliver results and indeed help coaches nurture young budding talent.

NOC-K Secretary Francis Mutuku said the Committee is moving away from traditional methods and embracing technology.

"Sports science is something that we are saying as NOC-K, we must embrace because it entails several aspects of the sport. First, in terms of data, we need to know what we have. Some of the people have shared, and yes, there is data which is resident in different places but now we want to be able to have a national data base for our top athletes, " said Mutuku.

Mutuku explained that there is a need to ascertain the status of our national teams before major competitions so that they can be able to compare with the coming events.

"What are some of these technologies we can be able to deliver to make an assessment of all Kenya athletes travelling, so that when a coach makes a decision who to drop and who to pick is not purely based on subjective feelings," he noted.

Kenya has started preparations for the Commonwealth Games set for July 28 to August 8 in Birmingham in the United Kingdom, National Olympics Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) Secretary General Francis Mutuku has said.

Some 94 Kenyan athletes will qualify through open allocation, the men’s sevens rugby, men and women’s 3x3 basketball teams already having qualified.

The 18-member Kenya women’s hockey team has also qualified for the games, having claimed bronze medal at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Accra.

Kenyan teams will camp in three locations in Birmingham

Team Kenya steering committee will be constituted in the next two weeks to facilitate early preparation for the games.

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