Athletics Kenya has named Barnabas Korir as the Chef de Mission of Kenya’s team to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games which will be held next April in Australia.
The chairman of the Youth Chairman will be deputized by the acting Commissioner for Sports Maina Kamau who served as the 2016 Rio Paralympics Chef de Mission.
This appointment was made on Tuesday (17) by new National Olympics Committee deputy secretary general Francis Mutuku who welcomed Korir on board and wished him the best in his duties.
“Under the new approach of appointments, the National Olympic Committee had reserved the position for Athletics Kenya and the nomination is well within their duty.
Nock was represented in the first Chef de Mission meeting by Eliud Kariuki and he, together with the rest of the management team, shall be briefing federations this week on all aspects regarding their preparation arising out of that meeting,” the letter read.
Over 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories will converge on the Gold Coast for an 11 day sporting and cultural event.
The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Officials:
CHEF DE MISSION
DEPUTY CHEF DE MISSION
Acting Sports Commissioner
GENERAL TEAM MANAGER:
DEPUTY TEAM MANAGER:
DEPUTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER:
Nominee from Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER:
Dr Paul Rwambo