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1972 Olympics: Relay gold for Kenya, Keino cements legacy

Background The 1972 Summer Olympics were held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. 3000m Steeplechase: Keino and Jipcho win gold and silver Kipchoge Keino proved himself one of the most versatile athletes in history when … 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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Nike and IOC encourage corruption in Kenya sports

Nike, one of the world’s premier sporting goods companies, has a running contract with various Kenyan sports organizations, most notably NOCK (National Olympic Committee of Kenya) and AK (Athletics Kenya). The contract stipulates that Nike will pay bonuses depending on … Continue reading

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Memory Lane : Kipchoge Keino eclipses American legend

Background At the 1968 Olympics, the most highly anticipated race was the contest between American legend Jim Ryun and the Kenyan legend Kipchoge Keino. So highly anticipated was this race that prior to the Olympics, it was JIm Ryun and  … Continue reading

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Kipchoge Keino

Kipchoge Keino is Kenya’s most decorated Olympian. No athlete has won more Olympic medals than him.All in all he won 2 Olympic gold medals and 2 silver medals. At the Commonwealth games, he won 3 gold medals and 1 bronze. … Continue reading

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