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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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Congratulations to Joyce Zakary: New Kenya Record

Joyce Zakary set a new Kenya record in the women’s 400m during the heats at the 2015 world athletics championships with a time of 50.71. Zakary whose name has been spelled variously as Joy Sakari and Joyce Zackary and various … Continue reading

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