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Abel Kirui, Florence Kiplagat win Chicago Marathon

10 October 2016, 08:09

Abel Kirui of Kenya pulled ahead of defending champion Dickson Chumba for good in the final mile to win the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.

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Kenya lifts ban on its Olympic body, says top official

29 September 2016, 14:12

The Kenyan government has lifted the ban it imposed on the National Olympic Committee (NOCK) after the Rio Games as the nation attempts to rebuild faith in the organisation, a top civil servant said on Wednesday.

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Former Kenyan officials charged with theft, fraud

28 September 2016, 19:55

Three former officials of Kenya's disbanded Olympic committee were charged on Wednesday with theft and fraud offences relating to this year's Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Underfire NOCK warns of stalemate

21 September 2016, 08:09

The underfire Kenyan National Olympic Committee (NOCK) on Tuesday warned it faced imminent suspension from the IOC if the government failed to honour an agreement to reinstate it into office.

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WADA confirms another hacking of its athletes database

15 September 2016, 09:12

The World Anti-Doping Agency said late Wednesday that a Russian "cyber-espionage" group called Fancy Bears had leaked another batch of confidential athletes' information from its database.

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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Self-driving cars still need humans

15 September 2016, 07:10

Auto and tech companies are in a race to get self-driving cars to the public, but as with many cutting-edge technologies there aren't enough trained engineers to meet the demand for talent.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Runners face off in quest for Copenhagen half marathon crown

14 September 2016, 19:22

Former Chicago marathon silver medalist Sammy Kitwara of Kenya will face a daunting task in his quest to conquer the Copenhagen half marathon on Sunday in Denmark.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Kenya's Cherono will not defend Berlin marathon title

13 September 2016, 17:21

Kenya's former world half marathon champion Gladys Cherono will not defend her Berlin marathon crown on Sept. 25.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Kenya names interim Olympic board

11 September 2016, 07:03

Kenya has named an eight-member board to replace its National Olympic Committee (NOCK), which was broken up last month over its handling of the team sent to the Rio Olympics.

Wednesday, 07 September 2016

Govt optimistic IOC not to ban the country

07 September 2016, 07:12

Sports Minister Hassan Wario believes the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not ban the country from international competition after he disbanded their national affiliate over corruption and mismanagement.

Serena hits her stride in time for US Open quarter-finals

07 September 2016, 17:56

The US Open quarter-finals kick off on Tuesday with Serena Williams saying she's just getting warmed up -- an ominous assessment for the other seven women with eyes on the prize.

Thursday, 01 September 2016

Kenya charges another sports official over Rio Olympics fiasco

01 September 2016, 21:48

Another official of the disbanded NOCK appeared in court on Wednesday and was later released on bail in the ongoing crackdown against those responsible for the country's team mess at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

South Sudan Olympian reunites with mom after 11 years as a refugee

31 August 2016, 17:07

A South Sudanese Olympian who took part in the Rio 2016 Olympics as a member of the Refugee Olympic team was reconnected with his mother, 11 years after being separated from his family, the UN says.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Police summon Olympic athletes over mistreatment

29 August 2016, 10:32

The Kenyan Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on Friday summoned athletes that competed for the nation to record statements on how officials mistreated them at the 31st Olympics Games in Brazil.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Supporters launch GoFundMe page after Ethiopian's Olympic protest

26 August 2016, 13:22

Following Ethiopian marathon runner, Feyisa Lelisa's courageous protest during the 2016 Rio Olympics, a GoFundMe initiative has been launched by supporters dedicated to the Olympian and his family.

Kenya disbands Olympic body over Rio disorder

26 August 2016, 17:24

Kenya on Thursday disbanded the country's National Olympic Committee (NOCK) over claims of mismanagement and financial impropriety during the just concluded Rio Olympic Games.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

CS Wario grilled by police over Olympic fiasco

25 August 2016, 07:12

Wario was summoned for investigations following complaints of stealing of uniforms, accrediting bloated list of 'joyriders' at the expense of coaches some of whom were left out of the Rio Games and fraud in ticketing.

Kenya disbands Olympics committee over Rio performance

25 August 2016, 16:33

Kenya has disbanded its National Olympics Committee (NOC-K) because of the poor handling of the east African country's team during the Rio Olympics, sports minister Hassan Wario said on Thursday.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

SA athletes back Viljoen in SASCOC Rio-saga

24 August 2016, 18:30

More South African Olympians have supported Sunette Viljoen after the South African javelin thrower hit out at SASCOC.

Ireland legend Keane to retire from international duty

24 August 2016, 19:48

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane has announced that he will retire from international football after next week's friendly against Oman.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Kenya's best Olympics despite doping, management challenges

23 August 2016, 12:33

Kenya achieved its most successful Olympics despite the doping and organisational challenges that nearly derailed its appearance in Rio de Janeiro.

Kenya's Olympic silver medalist targets diamond league success

23 August 2016, 14:44

Olympic 400m hurdles silver medalist Boniface Tumuti Mucheru of Kenya is on a mission to prove his achievement in Rio Games was no fluke.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Bolt reigns supreme but too many empty seats

22 August 2016, 13:35

Usain Bolt delivered. Mo Farah, Elaine Thompson, David Rudisha, three world records and a dominant United States played their part too, as athletics enjoyed being back in the limelight for the right reasons after a torrid year.

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