Rio 2016

Tarnished Glory: Kenya’s Sporting Nightmare

Kenyan athlete's managed to win a record number of medals at Rio 2016 despite a complete breakdown at the administrative level.

For two years between 2013 and 2015, artists Wambui Kamiru-Collymore and Xavier Verhoest criss-crossed Kenya in search of perspectives on national identity in a country still smarting from the wounds of two highly divisive and violent elections. The resulting project “Who I am, Who We Are” contains testimony from Kenyans on various backgrounds on what makes them feel included and excluded from the national identity, in both prose and art*. One of the critical chapters in the resulting text includes observations on what makes the identity “Kenyan” includes the observation:

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Rio 2016

20 African Athletes Who Made History at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

African athletes thrilled and inspired us during the Rio 2016 games. We look back at our 20 favorite moments of the summer Olympics.

It’s no exaggeration when we say that African athletes kicked ass in Rio—just see the Judo results. But African Olympians also took part in and won gold in all kinds of sports from running and fencing to swimming. In fact, we think Rio 2016 will be remembered for the incredible history-making performances by many of our favorite athletes

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Get to Know Julius Yego, Kenya's Self-Taught Olympic Javelin-Thrower Dubbed ‘The Youtube Man’

Despite not having a coach or training facilities, Yego is competing for gold in men’s javelin throwing on August 17 in Rio.

Who knew you could learn how to become an Olympian by watching Youtube videos?

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