NOC-K was started in 1955 and recognized by the IOC in the same year.

Kenya made its debut at the Olympic Games in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for the boycotted 1976 and 1980 Games. Kenya participated in the Winter Olympic Games in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2018. Kenyan athletes have won 103 medals in total, all from boxing and track and field events. In terms of total medals won, the most recent Summer Olympics (2008, 2012, and 2016) have been Kenya’s most successful, producing 42 medals between them.

The number of Kenyan women winning Olympic medals has risen dramatically, from their first in 1996 to more than half the Kenyan medals in 2016 (seven).

Kipchoge Keino, a four-time Olympic medalist, was the longest serving President of NOCK from 1999 – 2017.

The Current President is retired Olympian and Marathon World Record Holder, Dr. Paul Tergat.


To develop a sustainable sporting culture, promote Olympism, Commonwealth values and excellence through implementation of our set strategy.


Be a leading, competitive and impactful National Olympic Committee globally.


  • Integrity
  • Inclusivity
  • Innovation
  • Excellence
  • Equality and Equity
  • Friendship and Mutual Respect

Medals by Sport


Medals by Summer Games

Australia1956 Melbourne0000-
Italy 1960 Rome0000-
Japan 1964 Tokyo001135
Mexico 1968 Mexico City342914
West Germany 1972 Munich234919
Canada 1976 Montreal
Did not participate
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow
Did not participate
United States 1984 Los Angeles102323
South Korea 1988 Seoul522913
Spain 1992 Barcelona242821
United States 1996 Atlanta143838
Australia 2000 Sydney232729
Greece 2004 Athens142741
China 2008 Beijing6461613
United Kingdom 2012 London2471328
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro6611315
Japan 2020 Tokyo
Future event
France 2024 Paris
Future event
United States 2028 Los Angeles
Future event

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