Kenya team set to arrive in Japan at 7:03 p.m. Tokyo time: standard sport


Kenya volleyball team players (left to right) Jane Wacu, Lorine Chebet, Gladys Ekaru and Edith Wisa presented their official travel kit for the Olympics yesterday provided by NOC partner brand Tusker -K. [Courtesy]

The Malkia Strikers Women’s National Volleyball Team is expected to arrive in Japan on July 9 at 7:03 p.m. Tokyo time (1:03 p.m. Kenya time), about two weeks before the opening of the Tokyo Games.

As Standard Sports has learned, the team is on Qatar Airways and has about four hours to land at Narita Airport in Tokyo.

Organizers of the delayed Tokyo Olympics will require COVID-19 testing for non-Japanese athletes and other participants upon arrival in Japan, according to a draft measure proposed by organizers.

There are several forms to fill out and Apps to download as part of the Covid-19 compliance protocols.

The measurements are the latest response from IOC and Tokyo officials.

The Malkia Strikers were the first group to leave for Japan last night ahead of their two week acclimatization period at Karume.

The trip comes a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta handed over the official flag and travel kit to Team Kenya.

Inspired by the colors and national symbols of Kenya, the outfit will be donned by the traveling contingent.

Speaking at the team’s sending off ceremony at State House, Uhuru praised the Kenya team for their continued efforts to put Kenya on the map through their achievements on the world sporting stages.

President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi on Thursday, July 8, 20201, when he handed the national flag to Kenya Rugby 7s team captain Andrew Amonde ahead of the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for July 23-August 8. President Uhuru also launched the official team uniform. [PSCU]

“Kenyan sports have attracted the country’s top talent and our values ​​of hard work and service run deep in our athletes,” Uhuru said.

“The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are another opportunity for us to promote our country in the world of sport. For this reason, my government has supported you and will continue to support you in your participation in this year’s Olympic Games.



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