Category archives for: Athletics

Athletics set for strong rebound after COVID-19

Kenya's Brigid Kosgei is ready to roar in world indoor championships

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – WHILE the world of sports reels from the suspension of entire events in the wake of the raging coronavirus (COVID-19), some postponements could emerge a blessing in disguise for athletes and fans alike. This is especially so for 2022 after the World Athletics Championships Oregon was deferred to that […]

It takes a tribe: Success & leadership principles from Eliud Kipchoge’s history – making marathon record

Dr. Victor Oladokun is the Director of Communication and External Relations at the African Development Bank (AfDB), Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

from VICTOR OLADOKUN in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire ABIDJAN, (CAJ News) – SOONER or later, any sports record will be broken. Nothing stands forever. However, there are certain records that are far more difficult to break. Symbolically, such barriers represent the peak of human limitation. In 1954, Britain’s Roger Bannister became the first person to run […]

Harnessing the power of sport to save endangered species

from PATRICK CHITONGO in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe CHIREDZI, (CAJ News) – ANIMAL rights and conservancy groups are making the most of the influence of sports globally to raise awareness on the dangers faced by some species in Zimbabwe. The efforts have been taken the biggest stage, the London Marathon, held in the British capital. The Kenyan […]

Ethiopian athletes dominate Rome marathon

from ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – LONG distance Ethiopian athletes showed the world what African runners can do when they dominated both men and women’s races in Rome, Italy on Sunday. Hard running Tebalu Zawude Heyi beat a cluster of 10,000 other contestants to win ahead of fellow countrymen […]

Athletics trio awaits ruling on testosterone levels

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  PRETORIA, (CAJ News) – THE Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is to deliver its ruling on the controversial call to restrict female athletes’ testosterone levels, a decision that will have an impact on three athletes in the African continent. Global sports body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), seeks the […]

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