The NOCK is hoping to boost Kenya's medal prospects at forthcoming Olympic Games ©Getty Images

The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) has planned a training camp in southern France before the Paris 2024 Olympics aimed at helping its athletes acclimatise to conditions in the country.

This forms part of its ambitions to boost Kenya's medal hopes at forthcoming Summer and Winter editions of the Games.

A French delegation is also set to visit Kenya next year as part of an exchange programme.

NOCK secretary general Francis Mutuku outlined the plans.

"We are planning to start training in southern France about 30 to 35 days in advance before the Paris 2024 Olympics," he said, as reported by Kenyan newspaper The Star.

"The idea is to give our athletes a chance to enhance their qualification chances and allow them to acclimatise ahead of the Games."

Paris is due to host the Olympics for the first time in 100 years in 2024 ©Getty Images
Paris is due to host the Olympics for the first time in 100 years in 2024 ©Getty Images

Mutuku also vowed that Kenyan athletes would receive support in pursuing their Olympic ambitions.

"We have a wide range of programmes including the Olympic scholarships that allow our athletes to qualify for the Olympics.

"We also have the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa scholarships, the continental support programmes, as well as the team support programmes."

Kenya won four gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The nation earned a joint-record six gold medals at Rio 2016, the previous Games.

Paris is due to stage the Olympic Games from July 26 to August 11 2024, 100 years on from when the French capital last held the event.