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Kongsberg, Norway: Skrim Women Handball wins over Gjøvik by scoring 22 to 18 on Sunday the 8th of December

Posted by African Press International on December 14, 2013

Skrim handball coach Mr Henrik Wilhelmsen speaks to API after a win by his team over Gjøvik where they scored 22 to 18.

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Kenyan High School High Jump – Kenya the country of high class track runners

Posted by African Press International on May 29, 2013

This is at a high school track meet in the Rift Valley of Kenya in the town of Mosoriot. February, 2013.

If anyone watching this video wants to help get these athletes proper facilities. Please contact us on africanpress@getmail.no and we will surely connect you.

Look here at the high jump facility. Imagine if the facility was of high quality?

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Kenya to Venture in Sports Tourism

Posted by African Press International on May 25, 2013

  • By Thomas Ochieng API Kenya 21/5/2013

Kenya is in pursuit of harnessing sport tourism and the honor of underscoring this initiative has been bestowed on the Sotokoto Safari Marathon. The 21-Half Marathon the brainchild of the Olympic Medalist Douglas Wakiihuri in conjunction with the Japan-based media and environmental company, Sotokoto,hence the name Sotokoto Marathon, is set to herald a new beginning in Kenyan sporting calendar.

The Sotokoto Half Marathon is a Kenya-based organization founded in 2009 to develop African athletics talent through the biggest and richest 21k half marathon in Kenya. It has consistently held this race attracting 5,000 runners. Over 200 foreign sports tourists travel to Kenya annually for the last four years to run in the Sotokoto Safari Marathon and extend their stay to visit other interesting sports locations including facilities and training camps in other parts of the country.

The importance of this race was manifested in the newly appointed Kenya’s Sport Secretary Dr.Hassan Wario gracing the launch of this year’s Marathon in Nairobi. The Sports Secretary gave the organizers of the Marathon of total Government’s support towards the Race. “The new constitution and indeed the new administration sees sports not only as a game but an income generating activity which has to be fully supported by the relevant state organs” Said Dr.Wario adding that the newly enacted sports Act will be adhered to the latter to make sure sports such as the marathons are properly managed by the real stake holders leaving no room for short-circuiting the sportsmen and women in Kenya. His sentiments were as a direct request from the Permanent secretary of sports Mr.James Waweru who called upon the newly appointed sports Secretary to be firm and stand by the sportsmen and women in the country.

This Year’s race which will be held in July 7 2013 at the Landmark Uhuru Gardens will see a record 100 Japanese national compete in the Sotokoto Safari Half Marathon. They will be joined by nationals from Britain, Brazil and, Russia, Poland, Bahamas and China. London (Britain) and Rio (Brazil) are back to back hosts of the Olympic Games while Russia, Poland, Bahamas and China will host the world championships on the track and cross country in the next two years

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3 dead, 10 have lost their limbs and 154 seriously injured in Boston USA

Posted by African Press International on April 16, 2013

Bombings in Boston, USA has taken 3 lives so far, and it is reported that 10 have lost their limbs while 154 are seriously injured. There is fear that many more may lose their limbs while under treatment because of the serious injuries.

The US authorities led by FBI are investigating, in their efforts to find out who planted the bomb. No suspect has been arrested by now.

FBI are working hard to find out what type of bomb and how it was built. The devices were put in a thrash can at the finish line in this Boston Marathon.. The two bombs went off minutes apart disrupting the marathon. Many people did not finish their race.

The organisers say they will not abandon their yearly famous marathon because of this, but they will use the experience of what has happened to plan better security around the race next year. This yearly Boston Marathon attracts famous runners from all over the world.

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