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Ex-Kenya Rugby Player Called Up By Olympics Body


The 37-year-old who serves as an Athletes’ Representative at National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) was nominated in 2020 to contest for the Athletes’ Commission seat at the IOC in the elections for 2021.

Former Kenya Sevens International Humphrey Kayange has been picked to serve in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes Commission for a period of four years.

The 37-year-old who serves as an Athletes’ Representative at National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) was nominated in 2020 to contest for the Athletes’ Commission seat at the IOC in the elections for 2021.

“In consultation with the outgoing IOC Athletes’ Commission Chair Kirsty Coventry, I have appointed Rugby player Humphrey Kayange  from Kenya to the IOC AC in order to have a better geographical balance” IOC President Thomas Bach said in a statement.

Ex-Kenya Rugby player Humphrey Kayange at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games opening ceremony. /TWITTER

The ex Shujaa captain was considering not taking part in the polls with Kenya fielding 87 athletes in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games compared to other nations like USA and China who have a massive delegation, which created doubts that he would amass the required votes.

Kayange who was part of Team Kenya at the 2016 Rio Olympics was nominated for IRB Sevens Player of the Year in 2009 before being awarded the Presidential Order of Golden Warrior (OGW) for services in sport in 2010.



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