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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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Julius Korir: Kenya’s sole gold medalist at the 1984 Olympics

The period between 1981 and 1986 was a dry spell for Kenyan athletics. During this period Kenyan athletes did not win any gold medals at global events such as the Olympics, the world athletics championships, the Commonwealth games or the … Continue reading

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