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Kenya: In Pictures – National Trials Live Up to Mini Olympics Moniker

By AllAfrica News: Sport

[Capital FM] Nairobi — Long billed as the precursor to the Olympics, the past weekend’s national trials for the quadrennial games indeed lived up to expectations.

Ethiopia: Securing Middle Distance Running Spot At Paris Olympics Mandatory

By AllAfrica News: Sport

[Reporter] Until recently, Ethiopia had not officially disclosed the list of athletes who met the qualifying times (minimal) for the men’s 1500m and 800m events at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Africa: 16 June Uprising – How a Massacre in South Africa Led to Africa’s Boycott of the 1976 Olympics

By AllAfrica News: Sport

[Daily Maverick] African states won new power when they demanded New Zealand withdraw because of their rugby tour of apartheid South Africa.

Abandoned, abused and belittled: how Oksana Masters survived a torturous childhood and became a world-beating athlete

By ChinaPulse.com

You wouldn’t necessarily expect an injury to a finger to derail an entire competition season and threaten to end a sporting career, but this is the situation Oksana Masters, the US Paralympic skier and cyclist, found herself in last year.…
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Ukraine war latest: Putin makes ‘absurd attempt to seduce West’; leaders call for Olympics truce

By ChinaPulse.com

Analysis: It’s a bad week for Putin – but Kyiv’s allies face an uncertain future
By Dominic Waghorn, international affairs editor
It has been another bad week for Vladimir Putin.
He started his war in Ukraine to limit Western expansio…

Today In History: Ella Fitzgerald dies

By ChinaPulse.com

Today is Saturday, June 15, the 167th day of 2024. There are 199 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On June 15, 1996, Ella Fitzgerald, the “first lady of song,” died in Beverly Hills, California, at age 79.…
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Kenya: Beatrice Goes ‘Beast’ Mode in Training in Quest for Olympic Gold

By AllAfrica News: Sport

[Capital FM] Nairobi — World 3000m steeplechase silver medalist Beatrice Chepkoech says she is putting in a double shift in training ahead of the Paris Olympics next month.

Kenya: Power of Faith – World Record Holder Kipyegon Wins Women’s 5000m At Olympics Trials

By AllAfrica News: Sport

[Capital FM] Nairobi — Double world record holder Faith Kipyegon stormed to victory in the women’s 5000m at the national trials for the Paris Olympics, in what was her first race of the year.

Kenya: ‘Who Am I Not to Double?’ World Record Holder Chebet Eyes Two Medals At Paris Olympics

By AllAfrica News: Sport

[Capital FM] Nairobi — World record holder for the women’s 10,000m Beatrice Chebet is confident of her stamina to double in the 5000m and 10,000m at the upcoming Olympics in Paris.

Africa: June 16 Uprising – How a Massacre in South Africa Led to Africa’s Boycott of the 1976 Olympics

By AllAfrica News: Sport

[The Conversation Africa] As the world prepares for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, can we maintain faith in the nonpolitical ethos of the event? The Montreal Olympics Games in 1976 stands out, among others, as a clear instance of the games being used fo…