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Richard Wanjohi

A marketer by day and a sports enthusiast by night, works as an editorial consultant as well as a sports marketer. He contributes for the blog, www.sportskenya.blogspot.com as well as other online and Kenyan publications. He's also a market researcher and working in a leading Business School in Africa,

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Latest posts by Richard Wanjohi

Oscar Pistorius and the Paralympic #Bladegate Controversy

South African double amputee and the first athlete to compete in the Olympics and Paralympics Games in the same year, Oscar Pistorius, attracted attention after being beaten to second place...

French Coach Appointed to Change Kenyan Football Fortunes

Football Kenya Federation has appointed former French footballer and coach Henri Michel as national team coach. After a string of bad results, officials are looking for a turnaround in time...

Paralympic Games Kick Off in London

After hosting a most memorable Olympics, the British capital city of London welcomed the world's Paralympians for what is claimed to be the biggest Paralympics Games ever.

Environmentalist Ex-NBA Star Visits Kenya on Anti-Poaching Tour

Since retiring from the National Basketball Association a year ago, Chinese star Yao Ming has become a committed environmentalist, working with WildAid. His most recent visit was to Kenya to...

Kenya: ‘Do Milk!’ Campaign Targets Fast Food Generation

The Kenya Dairy Board and milk processors in the country have decided to launch a nationwide campaign to encourage the consumption of milk, using the title ‘Do Milk’. This is...

Seven Cameroon Olympic Athletes Go Missing in London

"Their disappearance is not only an embarrassment, but a great surprise to members of the Cameroon delegation and Cameroonians based in London."

Team GB's Super Saturday at London 2012 Olympics

After a slow start at the Olympic Games in London, on Saturday 4 August, the host nation's team (popularly known as #TeamGB) achieved some of its greatest victories in a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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