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Richard Wanjohi

Holding forte as Sports Editor at Global Voices Online – A sports enthusiast, works as an editorial consultant as well as a sports marketer. He contributes for the blog, as well as other online and Kenyan publications.

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Latest posts by Richard Wanjohi

5 August 2012

Runner Dibaba Reigns Supreme in Ethiopia/Kenya Athletics Rivalry

Ethiopian long-distance runner Tirunesh Dibaba has reignited the Ethiopian and Kenyan Olympic rivalry. Leading two of the Kenyans into the final lap of the women’s 10,000 metre race on Saturday...

1 August 2012

UK: Empty Seats at London 2012?

As the games enter their 5th day, Olympic fans are struggling to find tickets to the various venues in London. Many were shocked to see empty seats during the early...

28 July 2012

Reasons to Boycott the Olympics?

With any major event, there are both celebrating and dissenting voices. The Olympics is no exception, and there are bloggers from across the world making their voices heard on why...

26 July 2012

London Olympics: Ambush Marketers Be Warned!

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) has taken stringent measures to try to ensure no ‘ambush marketing’ tactics are used during the London 2012 Olympics. A common...

24 July 2012

Kenya: Javelin Throwing Olympian Trains Using YouTube

There is something special about Kenyan javelin thrower Julius Yego who will represent Kenya during the London Olympics. Yego turned to social media for guidance. After using YouTube to hone...

Gender Verification Policy Introduced at London 2012 Olympics

"There is no tidy definition of gender. We tend to think of it in binary terms – male or female – but gender exists on a spectrum." - A blogger...

23 July 2012

South Sudanese Marathoner to Compete Under Olympic Flag

South Sudanese marathoner Guor Marial will not carry his country's flag during the London Olympics. South Sudan, which gained independence last year, is not recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

20 July 2012

Pre-Olympics 2012: What’s Buzzing

With the 2012 London Olympics drawing closer, activities relating to the Games are heightening every day. From countries participating in the Games to their athletes preparing to score their best,...

10 July 2012

Africa: London 2012 Olympics – We Are Coming!

With a few days remaining before the start of the London 2012 Olympics, the whole world is revving up for this sporting bonanza. For Africa, there are many prospects and...

8 May 2012

Nigeria: R.I.P. Rashidi Yekini – African Football Legend

Towards the end of last week, Africa lost one of its biggest scoring heroes in football. After playing for several clubs and representing Nigeria in both the Africa Cup of...

24 January 2012

Africa: Sex, Love and Magic at the Africa Cup of Nations 2012

2012 is undoubtedly a significant year for football lovers in Africa as Gabon and Equatorial Guinea host the main football competition in Africa, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). After...

4 June 2011

World: Blatter's Back But FIFA's Future is Shaky

Joseph 'Sepp' Blatter has won his fourth term as the president of FIFA, the most powerful and lucrative sports organization in the world. One Zimbabwean blogger notes that there are...

18 May 2011

World: FIFA Election – House of Knaves or Knights?

Football fans have been treated to some really interesting times in the last few months. The latest is the FIFA election, which comes at a time when one of the...

16 May 2011

Kenya: Rest In Peace, Samuel Wanjiru

The world woke up this morning to the news of the death of one of the best talents in the world of marathons. Kenya’s Samuel Wanjiru who won his country’s...

19 April 2011

Kenyans Continue to Dominate International Marathons

Kenyans continue to dominate major international marathons. Kenyan runners won both London and Boston marathons. Blogger Dave Solomon criticizes IAAF's decision to deny Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai the distinction of running...

21 May 2010

South Africa: Economic Benefits of 2010 World Cup

It is always the fun bit that we focus on when thinking about major world tournaments. There is the other side, which has corporate gurus and the business world talking.

4 May 2010

South Africa:2010 FIFA World Cup theme song raises interesting views

As is the norm with any major tournament especially the World Cup, the 2010 World Cup has its song out approximately a month to the event. The song features world...

1 May 2010

Kenya: Macdonald Mariga – First East African to play at the UEFA Champions League

"Thank you Mr. Mariga for giving me that feeling of being proudly Kenyan," says Kenyan blogger Yasin Ansari as MacDonald Mariga becomes the first East African player to ever play...

24 April 2010

South Africa: The World Cup is here

The countdown is still on with the days drawing so close for Africa’s time on the sporting world scene. The interest all over world is growing.

17 April 2010

South Africa: Ticketing woes as 2010 World Cup approaches

The first day of FIFA World Cup Ticket sales in South Africa was characterized by chaos and one fan even died. More than 500,000 tickets are expected sold in local...

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