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AIU confirms Kenya’s Kiprop positive test, rejects tampering claim

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) confirmed on Friday that Kenyan former three-times world 1,500 metres champion Asbel Kiprop had tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO, and rejected some of his extraordinary allegations against officials. Kiprop, 28, said on...

Nigeria bobsledders welcomed home in Lagos ahead of winter games

Three women set to make history by becoming the first people to represent Nigeria in the winter Olympics arrived in Africa’s most populous country on Thursday amid final preparations ahead of the Games. The trio, all raised in the United...

Kenya to send first female athlete to Winter Olympics

Kenya's Olympic officials said Monday plans have been finalized to send the country's first female athlete to the Winter Olympic Games. Sabrina Wanjiku Simader, 19, will be Kenya's sole representative at the Winter Olympics scheduled for Feb. 9-25 in PyeongChang,...

French speaking African nations converge in Ivory Coast for games amid security fears

Thousands of young athletes launched the International Francophone Games in Abidjan on Friday after a series of shootings in Ivory Coast's main city that raised security concerns. The 10-day Jeux de la Francophonie is held every four years and includes...

English born Nigerian boxer Joshua to face Klitschko in heavyweight battle of ages

Heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko meet Saturday in a bout which pits the young and seemingly invincible champion against the ageing and deposed former title-holder. The Briton's International Boxing Federation title and the vacant World Boxing Association belt will...

Paralympics body rebukes new protest by Ethiopian runner in Brazil

The International Paralympic Committee reprimanded a visually impaired Ethiopian runner Monday for crossing his arms above his head at the finish line, a protest against alleged rights abuses by his government. The protest by Tamiru Demisse, the silver medalist...

South Sudan refugee Olympic athletes arrive in Brazil

Refugee Olympic athletes originally from South Sudan arrived in Rio on Friday for the 2016 Olympic Games. The five athletes, all of whom currently reside in Kenya, will take part in track and field races. Anjelina Nada Lohalith, who...

Top Kenyan athletes set to miss Rio Olymipics over country’s WADA code breach

Kenya are set to be declared in breach of the World Anti-Doping Agency's rules, meaning some of the world's top athletes could miss the Rio Olympics, sources close to WADA's executive committee said on Thursday. WADA's executive committee, which...

Refugees in Kenya gets chance to be at the Olympics

Refugees living in Kenya will have a chance to compete at the Olympics under the International Olympic Committee (IOC) flag if they attain the recommended qualifying times. Kenya, which is home to more than 600 refugees, has selected about...
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Nearly a score killed in road ambush by Islamist militants in east DR Congo

At least 16 people, including six women and two children, have been killed in a suspected Islamist militant attack...
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