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Sumgong eyes Kenya's women Olympics marathon history
Nairobi, July 31 (IANS) After finally winning her first big race in 14 attempts when she bagged the London title in April, Kenyan runner Jemimah Jelagat Sumgong hopes her second successive outing with Team Kenya will land her a big medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:56:04 PM

Kenya's poster girl Cherono relishing chance to dazzle in Rio
Nairobi, July 31 (IANS) Mercy Cherono is simply Kenya's athletics poster girl, with her dashing smile illuminating international championships since she announced herself to the world as the women 3,000 metres junior champion at the Bydgoszcz 2008 edition in Poland.

Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:34:03 PM

Kenya steeplechaser Kipruto out to wipe London Olympic pain in Rio
Nairobi, July 31 (IANS) At 31, it is hard to believe Brimin Kiprop Kipruto will be running his fourth Olympics in a race Kenya has dominated since its first men's 3,000 metres steeplechase gold was won in Mexico 1968 by Amos Biwott.

Sunday, July 31, 2016 4:38:04 PM

Five killed in Somalia attack
Mogadishu, July 31 (IANS) At least five people were killed and several injured on Sunday in twin car bomb blasts in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

Sunday, July 31, 2016 3:18:03 PM

'Africa can expand higher education with Indian help'
Accra, July 31 (IANS) African countries can expand university education by using the Indian method of not relying on expensive physical infrastructure to give access to higher education to those who deserve it, the Secretary General of the Association of Indian Universities, Furqan Qamar, has said.

Sunday, July 31, 2016 12:00:03 PM

Tunisian Prime Minister loses parliamentary confidence vote
Tunis, July 31 (IANS) Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid on Saturday lost a confidence vote in parliament.

Sunday, July 31, 2016 4:02:10 AM

No obstacle will stop Kenyan Bett from Olympic gold in 400m hurdles
Nairobi, July 29 (IANS) Nobody gave Nicholas Bett a chance in 2013 when he led the Kenya team in the short distance races at the World Championships. He emerged with a great reputation to strike gold.

Friday, July 29, 2016 8:12:04 PM

Anxiety over Kenya runners' prospects in 800m at Olympics
Nairobi, July 28 (IANS) In every big competition, Kenyans look to dominate the 800 metres distance but that may not be the case this time as the country focuses on the Rio Olympic Games starting on August 5.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 5:48:05 PM

Kenyan paralympians set lofty targets for Rio 2016
Nairobi, July 28 (IANS) They do not have the same share of the limelight as their Olympics bound counterparts but that has not dissuaded Kenyan paralympians from setting lofty targets ahead of the Rio Games in August.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:16:04 PM

Kenya's Olympic boss says country's athletes will pass anti-doping tests
Nairobi, July 28 (IANS) The Kenyan team for the Rio Olympics consisting of over 60 athletes will pass the anti-doping tests without any problem, the country's Olympic boss said.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:10:04 PM

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