By Irene Gaitirira
Published August 4, 2016
Unique coverage of the Olympic Games shall be online from August 5, 2016 when the Games officially open in the Brazilian city, Rio de Janeiro.
BBC Africa says it shall offer unique online coverage of the Olympics, providing the latest Olympics news and the stories behind the Games. Audiences around the world will access special features at their fingertips, from video clips and photo highlights to interactive quizzes.
BBC’s sports coverage will be enhanced by its use of innovative and mobile-first formats, with a commitment to telling specifically African stories from the Games.
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Kenya, Africa’s track athletics supremo, shall compete in Weight Lifting, 7-Aside Rugby (men and women), Swimming, Judo, Archery, Boxing, and track and field events at the August 4-21, 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Team Kenya has the following athletes:
Margaret Nyairera, Eunice Sum, Winnie Chebet
Faith Chepngetich, Nancy Chepkwemoi, Viola Cheptoo Lagat
Hyvin Kiyeng, Beatrice Chepkoech, Lydia Rotich Chebet
Vivian Cheruiyot, Hellen Obiri, Mercy Cherono
Vivian Cheruiyot, Betsy Saina, Alice Aprot
Jemimah Sumgong, Visiline Jepkesho, Hela Kiprop
Kevin Nkanata, Mike Mokamba
Nicholas Bett, Boniface Mucheru, Aaron Koech
Alfred Kipketer, David Rudisha, Ferguson Rotich
Asbel Kiprop, Elijah Managoi, Ronald Kwemoi
Ezekiel Kemboi, Conseslus Kipruto, Brimin Kipruto
Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku, Isaiah Kiplagat Koech
Paul Tanui, Charles Yosei, Bedan Karoki, Geoffrey Kamworor
Eliud Kipchoge, Stanley Biwott, Wesley Korir
Samuel Gathimba, Simon Wachira
BBC Africa says it shall offer:
- Dedicated Olympics pages on each BBC African language service website, featuring automatically updated medal tables and showcasing all their own Olympic coverage. This will include a daily photo roundup of key sporting moments and headlines of the day
- Daily digital video updates – BBC Africa’s Peter Okwoche will be reporting directly from Rio on what is happening around the city – videos will be available on BBCAfrica.com
- Short video clips – including a look at the Seven African Olympians You Need to Know and Africa’s Greatest Olympic Moments as well as the story of Nigeria’s record-breaking table tennis player Segun Toriola – who will be appearing in his 7th Olympics, and the Kenyan ice hockey team who hope to qualify for the Winter Olympics in 2018, and
- Online interactive quizzes – including a Mind Match Quiz which tells users if they have the mind-set needed to win gold and an Olympics Cities Quiz which will test your knowledge of previous cities which have hosted the Olympics.