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Video: 1972 Olympic final: Philip Waruinge vs Boris Kuznetov

In the 1972 Olympics, Philip Waruinge faced off with Boris Kuznetov of the Soviet Union. He would lose in a split decision (3-2). A creditable performance considering that he was fighting against a product of the Soviet program that is … Continue reading

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1968 Olympics: Kenya emerges as a distance running giant

Background The 1968 Summer Olympics were held in Mexico City, Mexico, from October 12 to the 27th.These Olympics were the most memorable Olympics in history. Firstly there was the black power salute given by two American runners Tommie Smith and … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 1964 Olympics

Background The 1964 Summer Olympics, was held in Tokyo, Japan, from 10 to 24 October 1964. This was Kenya’s first Olympiad after gaining independence. Kenyan Pioneer: Wilson Kiprugut Chuma takes Kenya’s first Olympic Medal. In 1959, Kiprugut became a soldier … Continue reading

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Kenya finishes second at the 2019 world athletics championships

  Kenya performed brilliantly at the 2019 world athletics championships. They finished second behind perennial winners the United States Medal Table RANK COUNTRY TOTAL 1 UNITED STATES 14 11 4 29 2 KENYA 5 2 4 11 3 JAMAICA 3 … Continue reading

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Smiling Rhonex Kipruto smashes 10K world record with no pacers and no vapourfly

Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto obliterated the world record 10k road race record at the Valencia Ibercaja on Sunday January 12 2020. The race was a World Athletics Gold Label road race. His time of  clocking 26:24 was a good 14 seconds … Continue reading

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Kenya Rugby Review for 2019

Sevens players go on strike The 2018-2019 season will be remembered as the  year when 15 Kenya sevens rugby players boycotted the national team due to disagreements over pay. A furious KRFU chairman Richard Omwela warned the players that they … Continue reading

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Kenya Football in 2019

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations preparations Kenya made an appearance at the Africa Nations cup after a 15 year hiatus. The tournament was held in Egypt. Kenya was placed in what turned out to be the most difficult group. … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 2019 Dubai Sevens

Group Stage Kenya 12 South Africa 17 Tries: Alvin Otieno, Vincent Onyala Conversion: Daniel Taabu Kenya 5 England 12 Tries: Nelson Oyoo Conversion: N/A Kenya 19 Spain 22 Tries: Olindi, Oyoo, Ojee Conversion: Daniel Taabu (2) 13th Place Playoff Kenya … Continue reading

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Oliech was never eligible to play for Qatar, Olunga is ineligible for Japan

In recent days there have been rumours floating in social media that Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga has been offered an eye watering amount of £600 million to play for the Japanese national team. The rumours took flight after Olunga … Continue reading

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Eliud Kipchoge richly deserves Athlete of the year title

Eliud Kipchoge added another page to his legendary status when he was named World Athlete of the Year in the Male division at the World Athletics Awards 2019. The gala was held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on Saturday … Continue reading

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