Nairobi Kenya Sports
The Kenyan Tea Board has expanded its marathon, which was first organized in 2010, into an international marathon over 42 km. Kenya has one of the most successful running programs in the world, with its athletes running at the highest level in the country for the past three years. The KCB Safari Rally has traversed clover-leaf routes for decades, was considered the "toughest rally in the world" until it was cancelled from the World Rally Championship in 2003 and abolished in favour of a new, more competitive version, the Kenya National Rally.
Other spectator sports include horse racing at Nairobi Racecourses, which date back to the early colonial era, and camel racing, which is held annually at the International Camel Derby in Maralal. Consider Kenya's earliest organized sports competitions: soccer tournaments and sporting events were organized by John Arthur in his home city of Mombasa, Kenya's capital, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Most schools in northern Kenya could be competitive and have fields for different sports, but it is worth looking for one and finding one that will allow public access.
Since then, the game has not made much headway on the international agenda, but it is particularly popular among Asian communities. Kenya's national team had its best year in 1993, when it qualified for the African Basketball Championship and reached the Final Four, the first time since 1993 when Nairobi hosted the event. Despite the good turnout, most of the matches played in the N Cairobi area have been forgotten.
The two clubs with the largest following in Nairobi are AFC Gor Mahia, one of the most popular sports clubs in the country and the second largest in Africa. Members - only the N Cairobi Club was founded in 1901 and is still one of the oldest sports clubs in the country.
Athletics and athletics are two modern sports that are formally organised in Kenya alongside football. The Kenyans finished first and second in the World Championships in both the men's and women's 100m and 200m, with the Kenyan National Athletics Federation (KNA) and Kenyan Athletics Federation taking the title.
This led to the suspension by FIFA, which was lifted in March 2007, and Football Kenya is currently controlled by the Kenyan Football Association. Recognised as one of the most successful sports federations in the world, athletes travelling to major national events can have their expenses reimbursed in varying amounts. The Kanamai Sports Centre provides free accommodation and there are promising athletes from Kenya competing in the All-Africa and Commonwealth Games in Mombasa, with their travel costs subsidized. Kenya finished second in both the 100m and 200m at the World Championships, representing Kenya in its first ever appearance at a major international event.
The most notable training camp is the High Altitude Training Centre in Eldoret, western Kenya. The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) prepares Kenyan athletes for the Olympic Games and works with other sports organisations to develop and promote sport in the country. The National Sports Council of Kenya is formed by elected members from all sports in Kenya, to ensure, among other things, the development of the sport and the promotion of its development, and is represented by the Ministry of Sport, Culture and the Arts.
Kenya has 40 golf courses, 12 of which have 18 holes and 10 are used for championship events. The oldest 18-hole course is the Royal Nairobi Golf Club, founded in 1906, and the youngest is the David Jones - a course on the National Golf Course in Eldoret, western Kenya.
The basic idea behind the marathon is to offer Kenya, one of the superpowers in the athletics world, its own version of a world-class marathon. The race is televised to millions of people and the promise of the most gruelling race in the world has brought many international riders to Kenya.
Kenya's Little League is active in Meru and extends as far as Nairobi and Mombasa. Since 2010, it has been chartered as "Little League Baseball PA of the USA" in Williamsport, USA. Kenya's small league also promotes softball in the country, with N Cairo, Njoroge, Mumbasa, Kisumu and Kigali the other "softball hotspots." Pay-TV channels such as Sky Sports have boosted the sports market and the viewing figures for sports broadcasts in Kenya.
Baseball in Kenya was sponsored by the Kenya Cricket Association (KCA) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1992 and 2010, respectively. They also competed in the T20 World Cup, winning the 2010 Twenty20 World Cup, which was held in Nairobi, and the 2011 World Cup.
The rowing team competed in the 2012 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Kenya qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics as a member of the Kenyan rowing team led by Shivam Bebe, the team's coach.