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Strong Team South Africa announced for World U20 Championships in Cali

Live AthleticsAfrica - July 15, 2022 - 21:58
Mine de Klerk and Benjamin Richardson lead 47-member strong South African team to the World Athletics U20 Championships taking place in Cali, Colombia from 1-6 August, 2022. 
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Gambia: Athletics Duo Leaves for Oregon Championship

All Africa News - July 15, 2022 - 15:04
[The Point] Gambian athletes Gina Bass and Ebrima Camara have left for the IAAF World Athletics Championship in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
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Nigeria: Olatoye, 4x400m Mixed Relay Team to Open Team Nigeria's Bid for Medals

All Africa News - July 15, 2022 - 12:30
[This Day] 18TH WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
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UK police open investigation into Farah trafficking revelations

News 24 - July 15, 2022 - 11:05
London's Metropolitan Police have opened an investigation into British Olympic great Mo Farah's stunning revelations he was illegally trafficked into Britain as a child.
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Omanyala heads to world athletics as organisers cope with US visa issues

News 24 - July 15, 2022 - 11:05
Africa's fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala on Thursday secured a last-minute visa to travel to the United States for the World Athletics Championships although he will have to start his 100m campaign just hours after arriving.
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Tokyo named host of World Athletics Championships in 2025  

Live AthleticsAfrica - July 15, 2022 - 07:53
Tokyo, Japan has been selected as the host city for the World Athletics Championships in 2025, after beating rival bids from Nairobi, Silesia and Singapore.
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Kenya: Kenya Loses Bid to Host 2025 World Athletics Championships

All Africa News - July 15, 2022 - 06:26
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya's hopes of hosting the senior World Athletics Championships for the first time ever have been quashed after World Athletics announced that Tokyo will host the 2025 edition.
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Kenya: I Will Forget Everything and Focus on the Finish Line, Says Omanyala After Finally Landing Visa

All Africa News - July 15, 2022 - 06:08
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- African record holder Ferdinand Omanyala says the visa hiatus that has rocked his boat towards the World Athletics Championships in Oregon will not deter his determination and has vowed to give his best once he lands and sets his spikes on the starting blocks in Eugene.
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Kenya: Bingo! Omanyala Finally Gets U.S. Visa

All Africa News - July 15, 2022 - 06:07
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- After days of agony and distress, African record holder Ferdinand Omanyala will finally travel to Eugene, United States 6pm Thursday, slightly over 24 hours to his race at the World Athletics Championships.
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Ghana: GAA Certifies Accra Inter-City Marathon

All Africa News - July 14, 2022 - 14:05
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) has certified the first-ever Accra Inter-City Homowo Marathon, fixed for Saturday, July 30, 2022.
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Africa's fastest man Omanyala to miss Worlds over visa delay

News 24 - July 14, 2022 - 11:02
Africa's fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala is on a mission to put sprinting on the map in Kenya, a country where the long-distance runner is king.
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Mo Farah relieved at UK govt support after shock revelation

News 24 - July 14, 2022 - 11:02
Olympic great Mo Farah expressed relief Wednesday after receiving fulsome backing from the UK government despite his admission that he was illegally trafficked into Britain as a child.
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Ethiopia: How Did One Town Produce So Many Athletic Stars?

All Africa News - July 14, 2022 - 06:05
[DW] Kitted out in a pink tracksuit against the chilly air, Yobsan Alemyahu is a regular at her local athletics training ground, not far from her home town Bekoji in central Ethiopia.
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Olympian Mo Farah wins UK plaudits after revealing true past

News 24 - July 13, 2022 - 10:48
Olympic great Mo Farah won praise from across Britain's political spectrum Tuesday after the shock revelation that he was illegally trafficked as a child to the country and forced to work in domestic servitude.
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Kenya: Omanyala Worried as Visa Delays His Departure to Oregon, Two Days to Race Day

All Africa News - July 13, 2022 - 09:38
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- African record holder Ferdinand Omanyala is a worried man as he is yet to receive his visa to the United States, two days before he takes to the track for his first race at the World Athletics Championship in Oregon.
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Africa: Olympic Legend Mo Farah Reveals He Was Trafficked to UK as Child

All Africa News - July 12, 2022 - 15:20
[allAfrica] Harare -- Sir Mo Farah has told the BBC that he was abducted from war-torn Somalia to the UK as a child, and forced to work as a servant. Farah spoke to BBC TV in the documentary The Real Mo Farah, which will be aired on July 13.
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Olympic great Mo Farah reveals he was trafficked to UK, forced to be child servant

News 24 - July 12, 2022 - 10:38
Olympic great Mo Farah was illegally trafficked to Britain at the age of nine from Djibouti and forced to work as a child servant, he has revealed, saying his real name is Hussein Abdi Kahin.
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Kenya: "Here I Come," Excited Kipchoge Says Ahead of Berlin Marathon

All Africa News - July 11, 2022 - 13:11
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge is excited and raring to go for a fourth Berlin Marathon crown after he was named as one of the stellar names in the men's 42km.
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Semenya set to end 5-year world championship absence in Eugene

News 24 - July 10, 2022 - 09:37
South Africa's double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya looks set to make her first appearance at a World Championships in five years.
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Kenya: Confirmed - Eliud Kipchoge Set to Compete At the 2022 Berlin Marathon

All Africa News - July 8, 2022 - 14:01
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Double Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has been confirmed for the 2022 Berlin Marathon, going back to the course in which he broke the World Record in 2018, clocking a time that Only Kenenisa Bekele has come close to matching.
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