Tag: Olympics

How can professional athletes weather the COVID-19 crisis?

This year was supposed to be one of the biggest sports years for Kenya and East Africa, with athletes from the region set to participate in highly anticipated events like, the Magical Kenya Open, the Basketball Africa League, the African Championship of Nations and the Olympics. With all these sporting events and more being cancelled and postponed; and with gym closures and limited access to coaches leading to no place to train; where does that leave professional athletes and elite hopefuls as the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic? Sports Analyst, Sharon Allela joins CNBC Africa for more.

Why this athlete won’t let COVID-19 derail her Olympic dreams

Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Senegal, Tunisia and now SA - the corononavirus is making inroads on the continent. CNBC Africa spoke to a SA athlete with hopes of taking part at this year’s Olympics in Japan about the impact of COVID-19.

Kenya runs the risk of an Olympic ban, thanks to boardroom power games

Kenya topped the Africa medals table at the Rio Olympics last year. But this outstanding performance was overshadowed by the incompetence and corruption of its team management. The problems are so deep-rooted that the International Olympic Committee recently threatened to suspend the country after national affiliate officials voted against reform. Wycliffe W. Njororai Simiyu, explains the background

Welcome home Olympians!

South Africa’s best-ever Olympic team was welcomed home at a ceremony at OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday.

Ethiopia's Lilesa gestures in support of Oromo protests at finish line

Plans to allocate land surrounding the capital for development prompted fierce demonstrations in November and spread for months.

Semenya wins second gold for South Africa

Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba finished in 1:56.49 to claim the silver, her country's second medal in any sport at the Olympics.

South Africa's Caster Semenya qualifies for 800m heat with ease

The S.African has dominated the event this season as well as speculation that she could take down Czech Jarmila Kratochvilo's 1983 record.