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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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1980: Kenya’s boycotts Olympics and goes to Liberty Bell Classic

Background The 1980 Summer Olympics boycott was initiated by the United States to protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Kenya’s participation was ill-advised for a number of reasons: 1. The boycott had no chance of effecting a change in Soviet … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 1993 World Athletics Championships

The 1993 world championships were held in Stuttgart Germany. This was the 4th edition of the world athletics championships. It was also the first time the event was being held in a two year cycle. Kenya did well winning three … Continue reading

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1991 World athletics championships: 4 gold for Kenya

After a surprisingly brilliant performance at the 1987 world championships where Kenya won three golde medals, Kenya followed it up with an even better performance in 1991. Here Kenyan men won an incredible 5 gold medals. The women also started … Continue reading

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Kenya at the 1987 world athletics championships

The 1987 World Athletics championships were held at the Olympic stadium in Rome from August 28 to September 6. Most of the world did not expect much from Kenya. The country had performed dismally at the inaugural World championships that … Continue reading

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