Former Kenya Sevens International Humphrey Kayange has been appointed by the International Olympic Committee [IOC] President Thomas Bach to serve in IOC Athletes Commission for a four-year team.
The 37 year old who serves as an Athletes’ Representative at National Olympic Committee of Kenya [NOCK] was nominated last year to vie for Athletes’ Commission seat at the IOC in this year’s elections.
“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” Bach said in a statement.
— Collins Injera, OGW (@cinjera) August 6, 2021
— TeamKenya (@OlympicsKe) August 6, 2021
The ex Shujaa captain contemplated not taking part in the polls since with Kenya only having 87 athletes in the games compared to other nations like USA and China who have a huge delegation, he could not get 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.