DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS YOUTH AFFAIRS AND ARTS CHARTS WAY FORWARD WITH ATHLETICS STAKEHOLDERS
The department of Sports Youth Affairs and Arts together with the Athletics Kenya met with stakeholders within the Athletics fraternity, to discuss ways to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Kennedy Tanui, Cheif Officer to Sports and Abraham Mutai Athletics Kenya representative to Nandi, gave out guidelines on how athletes are going to use for the upcoming World Track Championship together with the Diamond League.
Speaking at the sports department, Tanui told the coaches that the athletes being chosen to participate the two races will be allowed to train at the sports facilities.
He asked the coaches to provide a list of names of the athletes together with their Identity Cards or Passport.
“Athletes will be tested before being allowed in and they’ll only allow one athlete and one coach per day,” he said.
Mutai subjected that athletes chosen to train will be given badges as an entry to the training facility.
Tanui further added that athletes won’t be allowed to stay at their training camps but will be commuting from their homes.
This will be a way to curb the spread of the pandemic. He stated that there will be no group training at the sports facilities.
Tanui handed out training programmes being rolled out, and how the athletes are expected to train at the facilities.
Mutai called upon the athletes to maintain high standards of discipline by not engaging to doping.
He urged the athletes to check out measures and precautions being provided by IAAF on what medication not to use if one is sick.
Tanui thank the department of health for giving out guidelines on how athletes will be tested and the response they’ll give if need.
“I urge athletes to continue to train while they are at their home and maintain high-level hygiene and stick to the norms being provided by the Ministry of Health,” said Tanui.