Rio Olympics 2016


Kenya Utamaduni Dancers welcome Jemimah Sumgong. (SNA. File Photo)

NOCK officials win gold for side shows

29/12/16 – Kenya in vintage fashion, dominated the athletics scene once again in the 2016 season, highlighting the prestige… read more »

Stephen Arap Soi allegedly carried Ksh 25m in cash to Rio for accommodation. (Photo: SNA File)

Mystery of 25m carried by Soi in cash to Rio for ‘accommodation’!

07/09/16 – Head of Team Kenya’s delegation to Rio 2016 Olympics Stephen Soi insists that there must be collective responsibility… read more »

Stephen Soi at past NOCK event.(Photo:SNA File)

Soi claims 2m was spent on hotels that were never used by Government officials

06/09/16 – The head of delegation of team Kenya to the Rio Olympic Games Stephen Soi turned up the heat on the government… read more »

Dr Hassan Wario,Cabinet Secretary for Culture and Sports.

Wario insists NOCK wholly responsible for Rio mess, must be realigned with Sports Act

06/09/16 – Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and the Arts Hassan Wario has again distanced himself from the mess that… read more »

Dr Kipchoge Keino at the IOC session in Rio.

IOC open to dialogue, warns Government to keep off NOCK

02/09/16 – The International Olympics Committee, IOC, is ready to meet the NOC of Kenya and the government to avert an imminent… read more »

Dr. Hassan Wario met representatives of various sports federations and said there needs to be a solution to the NOCK saga. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

Defiant Wario stands by decision to disband NOCK

29/08/16 – Hassan Wario, the Sports, Arts and Culture Cabinet Secretary has stood by his decision to disband the National… read more »

IOC adamant it will not accept government interference in the NOCK

29/08/16 – The International Olympic Committee,IOC, is currently investigating the situation that led to the dissolution of… read more »

Dr Kipchoge Keino, the chairman of the disbanded National Olympics Committee of Kenya.(Photo:SNA File)

Kipchoge could hold the key to Kenya’s Olympic future

28/08/16 – Dr Kipchoge Keino, the head of the disbanded National Olympics Committee of Kenya, NOCK is expected back in the… read more »

Margaret Nyairera is given a traditional welcome as the last batch of athletes arrived back from Rio. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

NOCK top brass arrested as noose tightens over Rio fiasco

27/08/16 – When President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a statement early this week that ‘questions must be answered’… read more »

Team Kenya's head of delegation to Rio 2016, Stephen Soi, has termed claims wild and ridiculous.(Photo:SNA)

Soi insists Rio 2016 was faultless, terms claims as wild and ridiculous

26/08/16 – RIO DE JANEIRO, Stephen Arap Soi, the man who led team Kenya to the just concluded Rio Olympics as the head of… read more »

Francis Paul(left), the Secretary General of NOCK and Kipchoge Keino, the Chairman of the NOCK.(Photo:SNA File)

IOC assessing the Kenyan situation after Government bans Olympic committee

25/08/16 – The International Olympics Committee,IOC, is assessing the situation in Kenya following the Government’s decision… read more »

Vivian Cheruiyot with husband Kiplagat Kipkurui and friends shows her medals. President Kenyatta has promised the government will honor their promise of rewarding athletes. (Photo by Shutterspeed).

Sports administrators put on notice by President Uhuru Kenyatta

22/08/16 – Sports administrators have been put on notice by President Uhuru Kenyatta following their blatant gaffes that gobbled… read more »

Kipchoge receives medal at closing ceremony as Rio bids the world a fond farewell

22/08/16 – In a style befitting the carnival traditions of the host city, the Rio 2016 closing ceremony opened in a blaze… read more »

Kenya 7s Captain Andrew Amonde  and Humprey Kayange during the rugby 7s at the concluded Olympics in Rio.

Review: Which Kenya 7’s team traveled to Rio? Boxers’ resilience paying dividends

22/08/16 – Rugby commentators in the World Rugby Sevens World Series have always treated Kenya with caution. They say: “It… read more »

Kenya failed to qualify a runner in the men's 5000m for the first time.(Photo by Norman Katende)

Review: Kenyans dominant but not perfect, indiscipline & rivalry weigh on runners

22/08/16 – RIO DE JANEIRO, As the curtains came down at the Rio Olympics, it is time to take stock of what could have, may… read more »

Eliud Kipchoge celebrates his Olympic marathon win in Rio.(Photo by Norman Katende)

Eliud Kipchoge targets world record after Olympic gold stellar show

21/08/16 – RIO DE JANEIRO, “I have the world record in sight,” were the words of Eliud Kipchoge moments after… read more »

Margaret Nyairera(in red top) Francine Niyonsaba(in red and green) with Caster Semenya(in green) in the women's 800m final.(Photo by Norman Katende)

Semenya, Nyairera rebuff talks on hyperandrogenism after 800 medals

21/08/16 – RIO DE JANEIRO, As expected Caster Semenya led an African sweep in the women’s 800m with Burundian Francine… read more »

Asbel Kiprop and Ronald Kwemoi during the 1500m Kenya lost.(Photo by Norman Katende)

Don’t blame us, it was a crazy race! Kiprop, Kwemoi say after shocking 1500m

21/08/16 – RIO DE JANEIRO, Kenyan runners’ tactics came into sharp focus after Asbel Kiprop and Ronald Kwemoi were… read more »

Julius Yego on the podium with his Silver medal from the men's Javelin.(Photo by Norman Katende)

Marvellous Yego hits Javelin silver with just one throw!

21/08/16 – RIO DE JANEIRO, An injured Julius Yego won the Olympic silver, significantly Kenya’s first ever medal in… read more »

Usain Bolt ran his final Olympic race on Friday, anchoring his team to gold in the 4x100m.(Photo by IOC/Getty)

Unbeatable Bolt signs off with third Rio gold

20/08/16 – RIO DE JANEIRO, Jamaica successfully defended their 4x100m relay title with surprise challengers Japan taking silver…. read more »