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Kenyas triumph in Guiyang attests the value of hard training

Kenya’s domination at the 41st World Cross Country Championships held in Guiyang, China, has proved once again the benefits of hard training. The feat is testimony that hard training and discipline are still the determinants of success in athletics and, in effect, put to shame the drug cheats who have of late soiled the name of the country by looking for shortcuts to athletics glory....

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The crisis of football management in Kenya

Sports is widely recognized as a sector with immense economic value. Over and above the economic potential are the socio-political benefits of sports for reconciliation and as a carrier for positive messages on issues such as corruption and HIV/Aids. While Kenya is well known as a sporting nation, this success is not reflected in the football sector, which has been particula...

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Karen Golf Club reshaped in readiness for 2015 Kenya Open Golf event

The venue of the 2015 Kenya Open Golf Championship has been reshaped and two greens replanted to increase level of competition. According to Kenya Open Golf Limited (KOGL) Tournament director, Patrick Obath, Karen Golf and Country Club has undertaken the landscaping as the competition aims at maintaining the regional recognition the tournament has earned over the years as East Africa&rsquo...

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Football doing disservice to the youth

In the last decade, Kenya’s football administration has drawn significant negative global interest as a result of poor governance and corruption.  Public wrangles for power, widespread mismanagement, ethnic antagonism and political intrigue have typified football in Kenya, leaving many industry players and the public disillusioned. More importantly, corruption and negligenc...

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Who Are Our Real LEGENDS

One of the nouns that I have found to be abused in Kenyan sport is the word legend. It has been abused to such an extent that anyone who played something, anywhere qualifies to be christened one. Yet the true meaning of that is different. Growing up in an environment where English was spoken as a second language, it meant something near mythical. Another explanation is that legend means a t...

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CK CEO Who Worked in Kenya Illegally

In our last issue, we highlighted about how former Cricket Kenya CEO, Oliver Kobus, was sacked by the association after he is alleged to have worked in Kenya for about seven months without a work permit – meaning that according to immediate former Chairperson Jackie Janmohamed, the South African was in fact an ‘illegal alien’. These are dire allegations that leave more qu...

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Open 2014: Rory McIlroy takes commanding lead at Hoylake

  Rory McIlroy tightened his grip on the Open with another commanding performance at Hoylake. The 25-year-old stretched his lead to four shots at 12 under with a second 66 on a sunny, breezy day on the Wirral. American Dustin Johnson fired a stunning 65 to reach eight under with Sergio Garcia (70), Francesco Molinari (70), Rickie Fowler (69), Ryan Moore (68), Charl Schwart...

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South Africa v Sri Lanka: Vernon Philander fined for ball tampering

South African bowler Vernon Philander has been fined 75% of his match fee by the International Cricket Council for ball tampering during the Test match in Sri Lanka. The 29-year-old was deemed to have scratched the surface of the ball with his finger and thumb during Friday's third-day's play in Galle. The punishment was accepted by the player without contest. Philander is t...

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