Olympics 2012


President Kibaki with Olympic gold medalists Ezekiel Kemboi and David Rudisha when the team returned the national flag at State House Nairobi.

Government silent on 2012 Olympics probe report

22/01/13 - Team Kenya returned the flag it flew in London to the Head of State President Mwai Kibaki but a deafening silence...  read more »

Leaked Games Report clears Kenyan Olympic Officials, faults AK, media

17/12/12 - Athletics Kenya, AK was not co-operative, hidden injuries, negative media reports, athletes over...  read more »

L-R:NOCK Secretary General FK Paul, NOCk Chairman Kipchoge Keino and NOCK 1st Vice Chairman Peter Nderitu.(Photo:SNA File)

No London Games talk as Kenyan Olympic Committee holds its AGM

13/11/12 - The National Olympics Committee of Kenya, NOCK holds its annual General meeting on Wednesday in Nairobi with a...  read more »

Kibaki orders speedy London Olympics probe

21/08/12 - Even President Mwai Kibaki was rattled by team Kenya’s performance at the just concluded Olympic Games, and...  read more »

Sebastian Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Games and 800m World record holder David Rudisha.(Photo:File)

Rudisha’s WR was the best performance of the Games, Coe

20/08/12 - The 1:40.9 World Record 800m run on August 9 at the Olympic stadium may have passed as just any other athletics...  read more »

Marathon Olympic silver medalists,Abel Kirui and Priscah Jeptoo on arrival at the JKIA, Nairobi.(Photo:Shutterspeed)

Coach Kirwa blames wrangling officials for Kenya’s dismal show

15/08/12 - Team Kenya arrived home from the just concluded 2012 London Olympics to a rather low-key reception, with Athletics...  read more »

Uganda's Marathon Olympic winner Steven Kiprotich is carried shoulder high on arrival in Entebbe.

Hero's welcome for Ugandan Gold medalist, gets $80 000 from Museveni

15/08/12 - Uganda’s gold medalist at the London 2012 Olympic Games Stephen Kiprotich arrived home on wednesday to a...  read more »

Meseret Defar(ETH) crosses the finish line ahead of Vivian Cheruiyot(KEN) in the women's 5000m race.

Olympics:Former athletes offer Varied views on team performance

15/08/12 - Retired athletes have mixed reactions on Kenya’s performance at the just concluded London Olympic Games....  read more »

Mo Farah races to win the 5 000m men's race.

Lessons for team Kenya ahead of Rio 2016

14/08/12 - Pundits have been debating the real story behind Kenyan's dismal show at the London 2012 Olympics. Just what really...  read more »

Abel Kirui leads Wilson Kipsang and Uganda's Stephene Kiprotich during the men's 42km marathon.

How Ugandan Kiprotich ruined Kenya's marathon salvage plot

12/08/12 - His mission was simple and clear: ‘ End Uganda’s Olympics medal drought’ and that he delivered...  read more »

Mohammed Farah on his way to winning the men's 5000m gold.

More Farah Gold in 5000, Longosiwa fights for bronze

12/08/12 - Kenyan athletes Olympics track campaign ended in anti-climax as only Thomas Longosiwa pulled through with the 5...  read more »

Meseret Defar of Ethiopia celebrates winning gold in the women's 5000m.(Photo:London2012)

Cheruiyot disappointed by her silver behind Defar in 5000

11/08/12 - It was a much more improved performance by Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot though she fell short of winning the gold medal...  read more »

Pamela Jelimo of Kenya.

Jelimo, Jepksogei ease into final, relay team disqualified

10/08/12 - Defending champion Pamela Jelimo and Janeth Jepskogei will once again spearhead Kenya’s chase for Olympic...  read more »

David Rudisha of Kenya celebrates next to the clock after winning gold and setting a new world record in the men's 800m final  in 1:40.91.(Photo:London2012)

Superb David Rudisha smashes the world record again!

09/08/12 - The question had always been how fast would David Rudisha run in London? Olympic or a World record?...  read more »

Julius Yego in a past competition.(Photo:File)

Yego spears his way to Dream Olympic final

09/08/12 - When he set off for London in July, Julius Yego was just any other participant in the Team Kenya full of renowned...  read more »

Kenya's Pamela Jelimo in the women's 800m heats on Wednesday.(Photo:London2012)

Jelimo looks to calm nerves with dominant qualification

08/08/12 - Hours after she took to the social media to plead with incensed Kenyans, Pamela Jelimo breezed through the 800m...  read more »

Kenyans enraged with Team Kenya’s performance in London

08/08/12 - After 5000m men’s team extended the country’s poor run in the ongoing 2012 London Olympics by finishing...  read more »

Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria wins the gold in the men's 1500m.(Photo:London2012)

Kenyans fumble again in 1500m, Makhloufi stars

08/08/12 - “I have an hamstring injury!” Asbel Kiprop admitted Tuesday evening, confirming earlier reports that...  read more »

David Rudisha.

Rudisha primed for a fast 800m Olympic final

08/08/12 - Kenyan World 800m record holder David Rudisha is the firm favourite for Thursday's final, and after watching him...  read more »

Yuliya Zaripova of Russia celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the gold.(Photo:London2012)

Another miss at the Women's steeplechase gold

07/08/12 - Kenyans were left again pondering what could have wrong in their ‘traditional race’ the women’s...  read more »