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A look at what the World Athlete of the Year men’s finalists achieved in 2014

IAAF News - November 27, 2014 - 20:18
As the announcement of the 2014 World Athletes of the Year draws closer, we take a closer look at the three athletes shortlisted for the men’s award.
Categories: World Athletics News

Tegla Loroupe Peace Race a resounding success

IAAF News - November 27, 2014 - 20:18
Sport brings people together, irrespective of language and creed, noted Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto at the 12th edition of the Tegla Loroupe Peace Race in Kapenguria on Saturday (8).
Categories: World Athletics News

Nigeria: 2016 Rio Olympics - Okon Decries Lack of Qualified Athletics Coaches

All-Africa News - November 27, 2014 - 13:09
[Independent (Lagos)]For Nigeria to succeed in track and field at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, there must be measures in place for qualified coaches to handle athletes training programme.
Categories: Africa News

Kenya: Kisumu Marathon Registration On

All-Africa News - November 27, 2014 - 09:38
[The Star]REGISTRATION for the annual Safaricom Kisumu City Marathon set for December 14 has been launched. Athletes interested to take part can now register at Riadha House and Sports Ground in Kisumu ahead of the event.
Categories: Africa News

Rio 2016 brand director Lula hails success of Games mascots launch

Inside the Games - November 26, 2014 - 14:11
By Mike Rowbottom

Beth Lula, brand director at Rio 2016, has hailed the launch of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots a huge success, commenting: "We are very proud of our mascots and very happy that they were welcomed by the public and media in Brazil."
Categories: Olympics News

Kenya: Cherono Finds Her Form At Soria Cross Country Meeting

All-Africa News - November 26, 2014 - 09:49
[The Star]AFTER losing in Atapuerca a week ago, world 5,000m silver medallist Kenya's Mercy Cherono recovered to win the 21st edition of the Cross Internacional de Soria on Sunday.
Categories: Africa News

Nigeria: Okon Thrilled By Talents at Mobil School Athletics

All-Africa News - November 26, 2014 - 09:46
[This Day]National Athletics Coach, Gabriel Okon, who was part of the recently concluded Zonal Finals of the AKS/NNPC/MPN Schools Athletics Championships, has returned to Abuja with fond memories of the event.
Categories: Africa News

Kenya: My Runners Are Clean, Says Italian Agent Demadonna

All-Africa News - November 26, 2014 - 09:34
[The Star]ATHLETES' manager Gianni Demadonna has told the government and Athletics Kenya not to condemn all agents over the doping cases in the country.
Categories: Africa News

Kenya: Atheletes Want Voting Powers

All-Africa News - November 26, 2014 - 09:34
[The Star]ATHLETES want Athletics Kenya constitution amended to grant them a say in the election of the federation's office bearers.
Categories: Africa News

Uganda: MTN Marathon Never Fails to Tickle Me

All-Africa News - November 26, 2014 - 07:20
[Observer]Sunday morning was a day for yellow caps, vests and heavy rain, as MTN Uganda's Kampala Marathon ticked off another year.
Categories: Africa News

Angola: Bié Racer Wins Lwini Athletics Cup

All-Africa News - November 25, 2014 - 06:21
[ANGOP]Luanda -Central Bié province-based runner João Feliciano won on Sunday in Luanda the 14th edition of the Lwini Athletics Cup in the men?s T11 (blind) category, after clocking 25:16 minutes at a competition witnessed by the first lady of Angola, Ana Paula dos Santos.
Categories: Africa News

Gambia: First Ever Dimbaya Marathon Set for December

All-Africa News - November 24, 2014 - 13:34
[Daily Observer]It is no doubt that when one talks of a marathon in the country, minds will go to Brufut, Bajana, and Farafenni among others. However, recently a large crowd turned up at the residence of the alkalo of the West Coast Region border settlement of Dimbaya to witness the launching of what will be the first edition of the village's marathon and wrestling competition.
Categories: Africa News

Nigeria: AFN Prays for Good Buildup to 2016 Olympics

All-Africa News - November 24, 2014 - 11:32
[Vanguard]Athletics Federation of Nigeria technical director, Omatseye Nesiama has expressed hope that there will be funds to drive Nigeria's preparations towards the 2015 World Championships and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Categories: Africa News

Kenya: Vivian in Back

All-Africa News - November 24, 2014 - 09:26
[The Star]Double world 5,000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot returned to action yesterday after two years out of the athletic limelight during the 8th edition of Tuskeys Wareng cross country meeting in Eldoret.
Categories: Africa News

South Africa: South Africans Unite in Honour of Mandela

All-Africa News - November 24, 2014 - 07:57
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -About 25 000 people today participated in the Unite4Mandela Sports and Cultural Day activities, especially cycling, running and walking.
Categories: Africa News

Kenya: Athletes Wants the State to Come Up With Legislation On Doping

All-Africa News - November 24, 2014 - 05:36
[The Star]ATHLETES want the government to come up with legislations that will address doping issues in the country.
Categories: Africa News

Rio 2016 mascots, inspired by animals and plants of Brazil, launched

Inside the Games - November 24, 2014 - 04:12
By Duncan Mackay

A bright yellow and cat-like, with a green leaf-haired brother, the mascots for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics have been launched in Rio de Janeiro today. 
Categories: Olympics News

Uganda: Thousands Brave Rain to Participate in Annual MTN Marathon

All-Africa News - November 24, 2014 - 03:56
[Observer]Thousands of marathon enthusiasts today ignored an early morning downpour to compete in the three races of the MTN marathon.
Categories: Africa News

Nigeria: I Enjoy Man U Style of Football, Says Okagbare

All-Africa News - November 23, 2014 - 07:32
[Independent (Lagos)]Majority of the world's elite athletes have unalloyed passion for Manchester United Football Club.
Categories: Africa News

Kenya: Kenyan Marathoner Released On Sh8.9 Million Bail for Indecently Touching Girl, 15, in the U.S.

All-Africa News - November 21, 2014 - 13:21
[The Star]A Kenyan athlete is facing charges of criminal sexual contact, obstruction of justice, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and eluding Bogota police after he was accused of inappropriate conduct with a minor.
Categories: Africa News

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