Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop, a rising star in Kenya's athletics scene, was buried on Saturday (October 23) at a funeral attended by more than 1,000 people. Tirop was found stabbed to death in her home in the Rift Valley town of Iten on October 13, in an incident that has shone the spotlight on violence against women in Kenya. Her funeral was held on the day she would have turned 26, the Vicar presiding over her funeral service noted.
The Kosovan Olympic judo team arrives home to celebratory crowds after the Tokyo Games, where Nora Gjakova and Distria Krasniqi won the Balkan nation two Olympic gold medals.
25 Sep 2020
Twenty years ago, Eric 'the Eel' Moussambani became a global star after swimming a 100-metre freestyle alone in the Olympic pool in Sydney so slowly that it appeared he might sink. Moussambani was the first swimmer from Equatorial Guinea, a nation with a population at the time of less than 1 million, to compete in the Olympics. He describes his remakable journey to sporting fame, an unlikely ending for someone who, in his own words, arrived in Sydney not knowing how to swim.
10 Apr 2020
Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion, Ndidi Nwosu, has passed away owing to complications from a spinal cord injury she sustained at the last Commonwealth Games in Australia.