April 21, 2024

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Brisbane to host 2032 Olympics

The Games will go back to Australia 32 years after the popular 2000 Sydney Olympics. Melbourne hosted in 1956.

Rio 2016: Kenya registers record breaking medals haul

Eliud Kipchoge made his mark with an authoritative display to win the men’s marathon gold medal in emphatic fashion.

London 2012: Record breaking gold for Rudisha

David Rudisha led from start to finish in what has been termed “The greatest 800m race ever.”

Beijing 2008: The second gold rush

The 2008 Beijing Olympics was the first time the Kenyans had participated in the women’s 800 meter event final. Shortly after the 3,000 meter steeplechase, the women captured a gold medal against many odds. Along with the gold, they also took home the silver as well. Pamela Jelimo led her fellow Kenyan JanethJepkosgeiBusienei to a one-two finish.

Tergat re-elected as International Olympic Committee member

Tergat, who enjoyed a wonderful rivalry on the track with Ethiopian Haile Gebreselassie including that epic race at the 2000 Olympic games in Syndey, Australia was first elected to the post in September 2013.

2004: Kemboi leads historic steeplechase sweep in Athens

Ezekiel Kemboi continued Kenya’s dominance of the 3000m steeplechase, claiming the gold medal as he led a Kenyan clean sweep of the race, leading Brimin Kipruto and Paul Kipsiele Koech to silver and bronze respectively.  This was Kenya’s first ever clean sweep of the steeplechase at the Olympics.

Heartbreak for Tergat in Sydney

Paul Tergat and Ethiopian Haile Gebreselasie’s rivalry continued at the Olympics. The duo served up an epic finale to the men’s 10000m. Gebreselasie just pipping Tergat for the gold medal in one of the most memorable races in Olympic history.

Atlanta 1996: Historic medal for Pauline Konga

Pauline Konga won a massive silver medal in the women’s 5000m. It was and remains massive in the sense that she became the first Kenyan woman to win an Olympic medal of any kind. 

Barcelona 1992: In the shadows of Seoul

The class of Seoul 1988 had raised the bar with Kenya’s greatest ever showing at the Olympics. The team heading to the 1992 games in Barcelona, Spain certainly had their work cut out for them.