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Wilson Kiprugut: The man who started Kenya’s medal rush

Introduction The nation of Kenya has an illustrious record at the Olympics. As of 2020, Kenya has hauled 103 medals at the Summer Olympics, the highest in Africa. The man who started the medal rush was Wilson Kiprugut , popularly … Continue reading

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Charles Gitonga’s moment of glory

Background Charles Gitonga ranks among the best sprinters Kenya has ever produced. His personal best of 44.20 in the 400m, recorded in Nairobi,  is the second fastest ever by a Kenyan. No European has ever run that fast. As we … Continue reading

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Kenya ranks 45th in Global Rugby participation per capita

When looking at the proportion of a country’s population that participates in rugby, Kenya ranks 45th in the world and 9th in Africa. Kenya with a total population of 54 million, has approximately 50,000 rugby players which translates to 0.094% … Continue reading

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Brookside and Kenya Secondary School Sports Association has lost focus

The primary goal of every youth development program is to develop talent. To this end, youth programs are supposed to identify talent, nurture the talent, give them opportunities to play, develop and gain experience. A decade ago, when Brookside Dairies … Continue reading

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Kenya Rugby Sevens Gallery for 2019-2020

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Kenya Rugby Gallery for 2018 and 2019

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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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Ministry of Sports should not fund teams and Federations that lack transparency

Background Back in the 1980s, Kenyan athletes used to be thoroughly exploited. In those days, any athlete who wanted to make money running overseas, had to commit to depositing a significant percentage of the money they won to the national … 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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