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Kenya ready to begin medal harvest in London!

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Jason Dunford of the Kenya Olympic swimming team carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England.


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    Kibaki leads officials to Games


    By ELIAS MAKORI eliasmakori@yahoo.com
    Posted Friday, July 27 2012 at 20:21


    It's rather unusual to have the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Planning, Edward Sambili, addressing a media conference on the eve of the Olympic Games.

    It may also appear a bit weird and out of place to see the director of the Institute of Primate Research at the National Museums of Kenya, Thomas Kariuki, showing up at the Olympic Park to talk about fossils.

    Many have been left wondering, also, what the chief executive officer of Kenya Commercial Bank, Martin Oduor, would be doing on the sidelines of the world's greatest sporting spectacle, flanked by Information and Communication PS Bitange Ndemo, whose closest encounter with sport was his spectacular finish in the half marathon race at last month's Lewa Marathon.

    Well, the game has changed and Kenya's top private and public sector officials are, finally, embracing sport as the vehicle that could help wheel the country into a middle income economy in the next 20 years.


    Aggressive assault

    And there could be no better place to launch this aggressive assault than the stage where Kenya is best known, sports.

    President Mwai Kibaki has led a huge delegation to London to cash in on Kenya's sporting prowess to inject economic impetus, a mission that will mean added pressure to perform on the athletes.


    "This is the first time that we are seeing the Head of State at the Olympics and I would like to thank President Kibaki for the support he has given the team," National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) vice-chairman David Okeyo said on Friday.

    "And with Prime Minister Raila Odinga coming for the closing ceremony, the morale in camp is quite high as the athletes can now see that the entire government is behind them."

    Ndemo is of the view that game applications with Kenyan characters should be on Kenya's sights as a way of celebrating the success of the country's sportsmen and women.

    He added that the presence of high-profile government officials, led by President Kibaki, is testimony to the fact that Kenya's sporting muscle has full government support.


    "We all see our kids playing with Nintendo and PlayStation games that has foreign characters... it's about time we had applications with Kenya's stars to celebrate their achievements," he observed as top government officials prepared to follow the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium.


    Boxers Benson Gicharu (flyweight) and Elizabeth Andiege (middleweight) will be the first Kenyans in action on Monday when they come up against Egypt's Abdelaal Ashan and Marina Bolnova of Kazakhstan respectively.


    On Wednesday, Mercy Obiero follows suit in the 66kg weightlifting category of the snatch and clean-and-jerk competition before Dunford brothers Jason and David take to the pool on Thursday. Jason is expected to make the final of the 50 metres butterfly on Friday evening.


    The track and field programme only starts on August 3 with the women's 10,000m final and women's marathon expected to deliver Kenya's first gold medals – that is, assuming that Jason Dunford doesn't strike gold next Friday.

    http://www.nation.co.ke/sports/Kibaki+leads+officials+to+Games/-/1090/1464904/-/69m6sg/-/index.html
     
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    Should you not be rooting for team Tanzania?
     
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    Dhuks,

    ever heard of something called 'East Africa Cooperation'?.....:welcome:

    Ngoja nikapigie Prezzo kura kule BBA basi...:rockon:
     
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    si lazima kushabikia losers. go kenya go
     
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    I agree but to succeed you need to boost their morale also; if they don't get support from their kin who will?
     
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    I dont think so.
     
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    10,000 meters womens finals.... Sally Kipyego - Silver na Vivian Cheruiyot - Bronze!
     
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    Yule Dibaba kanifurahisha sana. My congratulations to Ethiopian and Kenyans for their dedication and efforts.
     
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    Subiri steeplechase, Kenya kawaida huvuna medali zote tatu.
     
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    Huyu hapa mazee....

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    Mo Farah strikes gold!!!

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    Huyu bwana kawanyima Wakenya na wa-Ethiopia raha kabisa katika 10,000m finals!

    Kenya fails to get podium position in men's 10, 000m final


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    Posted Sunday, August 5 2012 at 00:59


    Hundreds of athletics fans in Eldoret town for the second day watched as the country failed to win any medal in the men's 10, 000 m final on Sunday in the ongoing 2012 Olympics.

    The electrifying finale saw England's Mohammed Farah struck gold, USA Rupp Galen taking silver and country's perennial arch rival Kennenisa Tariku from Ethiopia taking bronze.

    Kenya's Bedan Muchiri came fifth in behind the Kenenisa Bekele with his counterpart Moses Masai taking the 12[SUP]th[/SUP] position with Wilson Kiprop dropping out of the race

    Thousands of athletics fanatics turned up to watch the event that was being beamed live in most of the entertainment joints in the town.

    They expressed optimism that despite the gold medal proving elusive, upcoming events will be a filed for the Kenyan.

    "We expect medals to come by in the upcoming events so we should keep our spirits alive and rally behind our Kenyan team. We have so far tried," said Angela Jerotich, a reveler at one of the club.

    Several clubs at the town were transmitting the spectacular event live through their satellite television with majority of the clubs recording magnificent sales due to the huge turnout.

    "Revellers are turning up in huge numbers and we are recording good business.

    Though most of them are dejected they still keep the faith that the Kenyan team will do we'll in the remaining events," said a manager at one of the entertainment spots in the town.

    Kenya fails to get podium position in men's 10, 000m final*- Sports*|nation.co.ke
     
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    Safi sana wanajidaiiii sana mwaka huu bila bila..
     
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    maumivu yakizidi, pata ushauri wa daktari.
     
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    mchuano mkali ni kati ya Kenys na wahabeshi. ngoja tuone nani ataibuka bingwa.
     
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    T. Gelanawa wa Ethiopia kachukua Gold, P. Jeptoo wa Kenya kachukua Silver n Mrusi flani kachukua Bronze katika Marathon ya wanawake.

    Go Team Kenya!
     
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    kwakweli nawafagilia saaaaana waethiopia,kwanza watoto bomba kishenzy pili wanafukuza upepo bila kujikakamua yani wanatiririka kilaiini,ila ya uyu Rarah sikutegemea walahi!!
     
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    I believe Kemboi has given Team Kenya its first gold today. Safi!

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    GOLD MEDAL - Ezekiel Kemboi, KEN (Men's 3000m steeplechase)

    The Kenyan wins gold to recapture the crown he won eight years ago in 8:18.56.

    Kemboi is a character. So comfortable and confident is the 30-year-old he has enough time to run sideways to cross the whitewash in lane 8. He collapses to the ground as the enormity of his achievement hits him and then he jumps to his feet to entertain the fans with a jig. France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad won silver, while Kenya's Abel Kiprop Mutai was third.

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