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Tariku & Kenenisa Bekele: An Olympian Family Affair

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-4)

As Ethiopian star Kenenisa Bekele prepares to defend his Olympic 10,000 meters gold medal in London, his toughest competition could very well come from his younger brother, 25-year-old Tariku. On Sunday in Hengelo, the Netherlands, Tariku clocked 27:11:70, the fastest time in the world this year for the 25-lap race. The Dutch competition doubled as […]

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Didier Drogba Leaves Chelsea On A High Note

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 4:44 pm (UTC-4)

Ivorian star Didier Drogba said Tuesday he’s leaving Chelsea Football Club at the end of June when his contract expires after eight years with the club, which won the UEFA Champions League title May 19th in Munich, Germany. In a statement at Chelsea’s website, the 34-year-old Drogba said: “I wanted to put an end to […]

VOA Swahili Sportsman Mwamoyo Hamza

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 4:06 pm (UTC-4)
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In this Olympic year, Mwamoyo Hamza says the favorite sporting event he’s covered was the 1984 Los Angeles Games. In an email sent from his Tanzanian homeland, Mwamoyo looks back fondly on those Olympics in Los Angeles: “The first time I came to the USA was for reporting the 1984 Summer Olympics. I was a […]

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Man City’s Ivorian Football Star Yaya Toure

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-4)

Here’s a Sonny Side of Sports salute for Yaya Toure, the Ivorian and Manchester City football star who probably will be celebrating his 29th birthday next week by holding the English Premier League trophy. The 2011 African Footballer of the Year scored both goals for Man City Sunday in a crucial 2-0 road victory over […]

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Follow all the action in the Africa Cup of Nations 2015 with Voice of America. Led by on-the-ground coverage by Abdushakur Aboud from Equatorial Guinea, VOA’s reporters, producers and bloggers will be watching and reporting—here and on-the-air—as the sides look for bragging rights to be called the best in Africa, and look toward World Cup 2018.

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Saturday, 31 Jan.
4 p.m. - Congo v. Democratic Republic of Congo
7 p.m. - Tunisia v. Equatorial Guinea

Sunday, 1 Feb.
4 p.m. - Ghana v. Group D Second Place
7:30 p.m. - Group D Winner v. Algeria


Wednesday, 4 Feb.
7 p.m. - Quarterfinal 1 Winner v. Quarterfinal 4 Winner

Thursday, 5 Feb.
7 p.m. - Quarterfinal 2 Winner v. Quarterfinal 3 Winner


Saturday, 7 Feb.
6 p.m. - 3rd Place Playoff 1 v. 3rd Place Playoff 2


Sunday, 8 Feb.
7 p.m. - Finalist 1 v. Finalist 2