Assuming Olympics theatrics never happened, Kenya should still rethink its focus in major competitions

Assuming Olympics theatrics never happened, Kenya should still rethink its focus in major competitions

I will completely ignore all the drama the whole world witnessed courtesy of #TeamKenya Olympics team. I will ignore it like it never happened. The whole thing about some participants and coaches being left behind, some leaving late, personal travel arrangements, officials joyriding the trip, some being deported… in fact I should stop already, have already went too far! The whole thing is so heartbreaking! Straight to the point, performance of the  Kenya Olympics Team…

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Squad of 50 athletes named for Rio olympics

Squad of 50 athletes named for Rio olympics

After perhaps what has been termed the most intriguing and competitive athletics trial ever held in Kenya, a squad of 50 athletes has been released by Athletics Kenya. The 50 will compete for both Individual and National glory in Rio Brazil. The list has both big names and a few new inclusions with a number of the elite athletes getting in the squad by virtue of wild cards. The team comprise of the following: WOMEN…

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AK names marathon team for Rio Olympics

AK names marathon team for Rio Olympics

Athletics Kenya has released the names of the marathon team that will represent Kenya at the Rio Olympics today. The team comprise 8 athletes, 4 men and 4 women. London Marathon champions Eliud Kipchoge and Jemimah Sumgong are expected to lead the Kenyan marathoners. Kipchoge, who is also the reigning Berlin Marathon champion and Sumgong, a runner-up in the Boston, Chicago and New York marathon meets, are part of the team of eight athletes named…

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Uhuru assents to anti-doping law in rush to beat compliance deadline

Uhuru assents to anti-doping law in rush to beat compliance deadline

President Uhuru Kenyatta has  Friday morning signed the Anti Doping bill to put in place the sport regulating law ahead of the May 2 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) deadline. The country  will now seek to be declared compliant when the WADA Foundation Board convenes on Thursday, May 12 in Montreal, Canada. Speaking during the event that was attended by various politicians and sports stakeholders at statehouse, the president has said the law is part of…

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Kenya, Ethiopia rule busy marathon weekend

Kenya, Ethiopia rule busy marathon weekend

It was an all Kenyan affair in the Marathon category last weekend. Kenyans and Ethiopians claimed a bigger slice of the glory in spring city marathons in Rotterdam, Vienna City and Rome yesterday. The victory comes ahead of Boston Marathon set for next Monday (April 18) and London Marathon on Sunday next week. In the Dutch port City of Rotterdam, little known Marius Kipserem scored an upset victory at the NN Rotterdam Marathon, clocking 2:06:11…

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AK CEO takes immediate leave as anti-doping agency opens probe into bribery claims

AK CEO takes immediate leave as anti-doping agency opens probe into bribery claims

Athletics Kenya CEO Isaac Mwangi has taken his annual leave with immediate effect as investigations begin into allegations that he solicited for bribes. In a letter addressed to AK president Jackson Tuwei, Mwangi has indicated that claims by Francisca Koki and Joyce Sakari, both banned on doping related faults, that he sought bribes in their case have left him in a state of mental anguish. Read the letter in part: “The  allegations have caused me…

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BREAKING: Nemanja Vidic Has Announced His Retirement From Football

BREAKING: Nemanja Vidic Has Announced His Retirement From Football

Former Man United captain Nemanja Vidic has announced his immediate retirement from football. The 34 year old Serb, who has ended his career at Inter Milan, has attributed his decision to the recurrent injuries that have dogged his career over the last few seasons. He left Inter at the turn of the year after failing to clock any minutes for the currently fourth sitting SerieA side. In a statement that has appeared on United’s website,…

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SOYA awards 2015: Yego, Kiyeng come out tops…as Gor beats the national team!

SOYA awards 2015: Yego, Kiyeng come out tops…as Gor beats the national team!

He did it again, The Youtube Man has bagged the 2015 sportsman of the year award. Julis Yego beat stiff competition from football star Michael Olunga , track champions Asbel kiprop and Geoffrey Kamworor and hockey sensation Linus Sang to clinch the men’s award. It was a close call, given each individual’s exploits in their particular disciplines, but Yego’s world dominating javelin throw eventually carried the day. Yego also took home the overall Sports personality of…

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SOYA awards 2015: countdown to announcement of winners

SOYA awards 2015: countdown to announcement of winners

It is now 3pm Kenyan time, we are counting around two-and-a-half hours to the start of the 2015 SOYA awards, the event scheduled to fete outstanding sports personalities from various disciplines in the year gone by. The gala is going down at the KICC, with nominees, journalists and different stakeholders expected to be in attendance. After a sterling year on the football pitch, Michael ‘Engineer’ Olunga will battle it out with Julius Yego for the…

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Cheruiyot, Yego bag the ultimate awards in AK Gala

Cheruiyot, Yego bag the ultimate awards in AK Gala

Javelin sensation Julius Yego and track champion Vivian Cheruiyot again came out on top, bagging the male and female athlete of the year respectively at the Athletics Kenya annual awards gala held last evening at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi. The event, held a day after the FOYA 2015 gala at the same venue, sought to recognise Kenyan athletes who have been outstanding in their respective majors in the past year. Despite the problems that…

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