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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’s boycott of the 1976 Olympics

Background The 1976 Olympic games were held in Montreal Canada from July 17 to August 1.. Twenty-nine countries including Kenya boycotted the Games due to the refusal of the IOC to ban New Zealand, after the New Zealand national rugby … Continue reading

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Mike Boit: The most educated Olympic medalist in the world

Michael Kipsubut Boit, known popularly as Mike Boit is known in Kenyan circles as an exemplary athlete whose stellar running career lasted well over 10 years. Aside from a lengthy running career, Boit showed proficiency in both the 800m and … Continue reading

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