Kipchoge Keino wants to run for another term as chairman of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) after it was agreed that nominations to stand in the election later this month would be extended until tomorrow.
Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) chairman Waithaka Kioni and Kenya Swimming Federation (KSF) acting chairman Patrick Muyah are also considering whether to stand in the Elective General Assembly in Nairobi on September 29.
Former world marathon record holder Paul Tergat had already declared he planned to stand to replace Keino in the elections originally due to take place on May 5 before they were postponed.
Tergat, a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), remains the overwhelming favourite to take over.
The original elections were stopped following a High Court injunction filed by Kenya Taekwondo Association (KTA), who had been barred from participating.
The Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD), the independent organisation overseeing the NOCK elections, had at first announced that only candidates registered for the original election in May would be allowed to stand.
They later changed their mind, however, and re-opened the nomination process.
All of the candidates are due to find out at the start of next week whether the CMD has rubber-stamped their proposal.
It is thought unlikely that Keino, a double Olympic gold medallist, will be allowed to stand.
Under the new rules of the NOCK constitution, candidates must belong to a recognised Federation, which would appear to rule Keino out as he not affiliated to any governing body.
The 77-year-old Keino has been chairman of NOCK since 1999.
NOCK has been under investigation since last year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The Government tried to disband NOCK following allegations of corruption and mis-treatment of athletes but later dropped the threat following a meeting with the IOC.
A special General Assembly held by NOCK in Nairobi earlier this month had voted to allow all 20 Federations to take part in the elections.
It is expected that the Elective General Assembly will decide whether the KTA, Badminton Kenya, Kenya Cycling Federation, Kenya Rowing and Canoeing Association and Kenya Weightlifting Amateur Association, national governing bodies whose status is currently in dispute, will be allowed to vote.
The IOC had warned NOCK that they had to hold elections by the end of this September or they risked being suspended.
That could mean they would not able to compete under their own flag at next year's Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.