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Waving The Kenyan Flag

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-4)

I’ve been waving the Kenyan flag a lot lately. Last week, I waved it for Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, who won the men’s and women’s titles at the Boston Marathon. In this video, I wave it again for Kenyan athletes Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany, who won the men’s and women’s races at the […]

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100 Days To The London Olympics

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-4)

I’m looking forward to attending my first Olympics in London in late July. The British capital will welcome hundreds of thousands of Olympic fans and media, as it becomes the first city to host the modern Olympics three times, having previously done so in 1908 and 1948. Sebastian Coe, the chairman of the London Games […]

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Remembering My Dad, Remembering Rod Thomas

Posted April 8th, 2012 at 7:46 am (UTC-4)

I found out about the death of Rod Thomas, my friend and Voice of America colleague, while at the beach in my birth state of South Carolina. I knew Rod had been seriously ill for several months, but his passing, on April 5 at age 64, was still a jolt. “Time passes,” said another friend, […]

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