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  Topics: Sports: Olympics and Africa 2008

AllAfrica.com - Olympics
News from African newspapers, etc. http://allafrica.com/olympics/
iafrica.com - Olympics 2008 (South Africa)

Mail & Guardian-Olympics (South Africa)

National Olympic Committee
of South Africa


South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee

2008 Olympics, Beijing, China
Official site. http://en.beijing2008.cn/

BBC - Olympics 2008

NBC Olympics

France 24

ESPN - Olympics 2008

CNN Olympics 2008

China Daily - Olympics

Sammy Wanjiru (Kenya) wins the Men's Marathon
BBC Aug. 24, 2008 article

Asbel Kipruto KIPROP (Kenya) wins gold in the Men's 1500m. IAAF profile

Khotso Mokoena (South Africa) wins silver, and South Africa's first medal, in the Men's Long Jump. Independent Online Aug. 19 article, IAAF profile

Francoise MBANGO ETONE (Cameroon) wins Gold in the Women's Triple Jump. She won Cameroon's first individual Olympic gold medal in Athens in 2004. Reuters Aug. 18, IAAF profile

Eunice Jepkorir (Kenya) wins silver in the Women's 3000m steeplechase IAAF Profile

Africa sweeps the Men's 10,000 m
Gold: Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia)
Silver: Sileshi Sihine (Ethiopia)
Bronze: Micah Kogo (Kenya)

Tirunesh Dibaba Kenene (Ethiopia) wins Women's 10,000 m gold with an Olympic record
Beijing Olympics Official site; New York Times, Aug. 15, 2008; BBC Aug. 15, 2008 and the 5000 m gold.

Benjamin Boukpeti wins Togo's first Olympic medal
(New York Times Aug. 12, 2008) a bronze in Canoe/Kayak Slalom and he became the first black man to win a medal in a Canoe/Kayak Slalom event. Wikipedia profile.

Kirsty Coventry (Zimbabwe) wins swimming gold in the 200m backstroke ( new world record time of 2:05.24) and silver in the 400m individual medley, 100m backstroke, and 200m Individual Her web site. medley. New York Times, AFP, Auburn Athletics

Lopez Lomong
from the Sudan and member of Team Darfur carries the U.S. Flag
His web site.
BBC Report August 6, 2008
New York Times, August 7, 2008

International Association of Athletics Federations, IAAF -Olympics
News of African athletes, their competition results, world records, continent records, articles, world rankings. The IAAF has Regional Development Centres in Cairo, Dakar (has a directory of country athletic federations) and Nairobi. http://www.iaaf.org/



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