Rogge due in Kenya this week

13:42, May 11, 2010      

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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge will arrive in Kenya on Wednesday for a three-day official visit.

National Olympic Committee of Kenya chairman, Kipchoge Keino, said Monday that Rogge is expected to jet in from another tour of Zambia where he is due to open a youth centre in Lusaka.

He will proceed to Eldoret on Thursday to officially launch an IOC-funded Kipchoge Keino Secondary School.

He is also expected to tour some of the Internally Displaced people in Eldoret where he will take part in distribution of relief food. This will be the second time Rogge would be visiting Kenya.

He also launched another school associated with Keino, Kip Keino International School, six years ago.

The IOC through the solidarity movement has also given Kenya Volleyball Federation(KVF) a grant worth 100,000 U.S. dollars to prepare the national team for both the All Africa Games and the 2012 London Olympics.

The money will be used to improve Kenya's performance at the global level with the World Championship up next in Japan in November.

"It is a great challenge to prepare the team for the World Cup in Japan but I am optimistic we will make it," said Waithaka Kioni, the KVF chairman.



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