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.
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 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
Plans to allocate land surrounding the capital for development prompted fierce demonstrations in November and spread for months.
The S.African has dominated the event this season as well as speculation that she could take down Czech Jarmila Kratochvilo's 1983 record.