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Remembering James Maina Boi

  Background Aside from the 3000m steeplechase, the 800m is the event where Kenya has produced a dizzying array of talents who have gone on to conquer the world. Among the athletes who brought fame to Kenya in this event … Continue reading

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2016 Olympics: Kenya’s best performance yet

Background Kenya ended the 2016 Olympics ended Olympics with a medal haul of 6 gold, 6 silver and 1 bronze, arguably Kenya’s best performance yet, only rivaled by 2008 when Kenya hauled 6 gold 4 silver and 4 bronze. Jemima … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 2012 Olympics: Rudisha sets world record, Kemboi gains redemption

Background The 2012 Summer Olympics were held from 27 July to 12 August in London, United Kingdom. After a stellar performance in 2008, the 2012 games were a relative letdown as Kenya ended with 2 gold 4 silver and 7 … Continue reading

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2008 Olympics: Jelimo and Lagat first Kenyan female gold medalists

Background The 2008 Olympics were held in Beijing China from August  8 to 24 August. Kenya won 6 gold 4 silver and 6 bronze. A total of 16 medals. That was good enough for second position in the Athletics medal … Continue reading

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2004 Olympics: Kenya sweeps the steeplechase

Background The 2004 Summer Olympics were held in Athens Greece from 13 to 29 August. Kenya finished with 1 gold 4 silver and 2 bronze. The 2004 games came at a time when a test for EPO had just been … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 2000 Olympics: Brilliant gold for Noah Ngeny and Reuben Kosgei

Background The 2000 Olympics were held in Sydney Australia from 15 September and 1 October. Kenya finished with 2 gold 3 silver and 2 bronze medals. 1500m: Shock win for Noah Ngeny Prior to this race, Morocco’s Hicham El Guerrouj … Continue reading

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1996 Olympics: Pauline Konga first Kenyan woman to win medal

Background The 1996 Summer Olympics were held from July 19 to August 4 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Kenya won 1 gold 4 silver and 3 bronze in what was considered a below par performance by the country. The 1996 games … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 1992 Olympics

Background The 1992 Summer Olympics were held in Barcelona, Spain from 25 July to 9 August. Kenya finished with 2 gold 4 silver and 2 bronze medals, all from athletics. These games marked the first time since 1968 that Kenya … Continue reading

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1988 Olympics: 5 amazing gold medals for Kenya

Background The 1988 Olympics were held in Seoul South Korea from 17 September to 2 October. Kenya finished with 5 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze. Up to that point, this was Kenya’s best medal haul ever. Kenya finished 13th … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 1984 Olympics: Julius Korir’s moment of brilliance

Background The 1984 Summer Olympics were held in Los Angeles, California, USA from July 28 to August 12. Kenya was returning to the Olympics after a 12 year hiatus, having boycotted the 1976 Olympics and the 1980 Olympics. The rustiness … Continue reading

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