Olympics

2012 Olympics

2012 Olympics
Official site.

Ethiopian Olympic Committee
http://ethiopianolympic.org/

News

 

Nigeria Olympic Committee
http://www.nigeriaolympiccommittee.org/

National Olympic Committee of South Africa
http://www.nocsa.co.za/

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee - Road to London
http://www.roadtolondon2012.co.za/

 

2008 Olympics

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

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
http://www.nocsa.co.za/

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committe

News

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 website. medley. New York Times, AFP, Auburn Athletics

Lopez Lomong
from the Sudan and member of Team Darfur carries the U.S. Flag.

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/

 

2004 Olympics

AllAfrica.com - Olympics News from African newspapers and other sources. http://allafrica.com/olympics/
BBC - Olympics 2004
Panafraican News Agency - Athens 2004
iafrica.com - Olympics, Athens 2004 - Based in South Africa. http://sport.iafrica.com/olympics/
Mail & Guardian Athens 2004 (South Africa)
Gambia National Olympic Committee - Has a Committee report. Based in Bakau, the Gambia. http://www.gnoc.gm/
National Olympic Committee of South Africa http://www.nocsa.co.za/
Sports Ilustrated - Olympic 2004
ESPN - Olympics 2004
CNN Olympics 2004

 

BBC Final Medals

El Guerrouj Wins 5000m Gold

BBC El Guerrouj Sprints to 1500m Gold

BBC Steve Cram on Hicham El Guerrouj's Gold

BBC Cameroon's Francoise Mbango Etone Wins Triple Jump Gold

BBC Ethiopia's Meseret Defar Wins 5,000 Gold

BBC 10,000 Race Play by Play - won by Kenenisa Bekele
and Brilliant Bekele takes gold

BBC on Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopian Distance Running Legend

BBC Zimbabwe's Kirsty Coventry Wins 200m Backstroke in Swimming

Rob at the Olympics: blog about the Athens Olympics by track athelete, Rob Caracciolo, for Equatorial Guinea. Also BBC Aug. 16, 2004 article.

BBC 2004 August 12 - Africa's Olympic Prospects

BBC 2006 May 22 - El Guerrouj finishes great career

2004 Olympics, Athens, Greece
Official site. http://www.athens2004.com/athens2004/

 

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/oly04/

See also Fédération Internationale d’Athlétisme Amateur FIAA. Centre Régional de Développement de Dakar. Site for the Dakar Regional Development Centre of the International Association of Athletics Federations. includes a directory of African country affiliates. http://www.crd-dakar.org

2000 Olympics

AllAfrica.com - Olympics: http://allafrica.com/olympics/
Eric Moussambani has the Olympic spirit

BBC - Olympics: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport/hi/english/olympics2000/

 

CNN/Sports Ilustrated - Olympics: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/

 

ESPN: Has a track and field section. http://www.espn.go.com/oly/summer00/index.html

 

iafrica.com - Olympics: Based in South Africa. http://sport.iafrica.com/olympics/<

San Francisco Chronicle (2004)
Alozie Overcomes Tragedy to Win Silver - C.W. Nevius

 

Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics 2010 - Vancouver, Canada
African athletes from Algeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, and South Africa particapated.
NBC TV site - Need to install Microsoft Silverlight to see videos. http://www.nbcolympics.com/

Winter Olympics 2006 - Torino, Italy
African countries participating in the Torino Olympics were Algeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Senegal, South Africa. Phillip Kimely Boit of Kenya and Robel Teklemariam of Ethiopia participated in cross-country skiing. Leyti Seck of Senegal and Mathieu Razanakolona of Madagascar participated in alpine skiing. http://www.torino2006.org/ENG/IDF/ATH/X01_AFR.html
See also BBC 2002 article on Philip Boit and Isaac Menyoli (first Cameroon athlete to compete in the Winter Olympics and article on Philip Boit.