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    African athletic coaches are improving their knowledge of field events and some track events at a new raining clinic near Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.

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    African athletic coaches are improving their knowledge of field events and some track events at a new raining clinic near Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.

    A team of coaches and athletes from the United States is running the clinic, which is the first of its kind in Africa.

    The clinic very nearly never started. The Kenya Amateur Athletics Association cancelled the scheme last week because the sponsors -- the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa -- failed to guaranteed financial support. The Kenya National Sports Council then agreed to sponsor the clinic for Kenyans only. But finally Mr. Omo Osage, a representative of the Supreme Council, arrived to sort out the situation and the clinic went ahead on Tuesday (18 June).

    Ten foreign coaches -- three from Uganda, two from Libya and one each from Rwanda, Tanzania, Somalia, Algeria and Egypt -- are taking part in the course.

    Mr. Carl Cooper, Director of the U.S. Field and Track Federation, led the American team, and Kenya's world famous distance runner Ben Jipcho was among the coaches.

    The clinic is aimed at raising the standard of African sports coaching at events in which it has not yet reached international ability.

    SYNOPSIS: Coaches and athletes from the United States are running the clinic which is the first of its kind in Africa -- but it very nearly never started.

    There were threats to cancel the scheme last week because the sponsors -- the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa -- failed to guarantes financial support. Council representative Mr. Omo Osage travelled to Kenya to sort out the situation -- and the clinic went ahead on Tuesday. Ten foreign coaches -- three from Uganda, two from Libya and one each from Rwanda, Tanzania, Somalia, Algeria and Egypt -- are taking part.

    American Andre Carpenter demonstrates the triple jump. Kenya's world famous distance runner Ben Jipcho was among the African coaches. The clinic is aimed at raising the standard of African athletic coaching in events at which international ability has not yet been reached.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2DISHY1KH8CFFXLIHIS9HKE07
    Media URN:
    VLVA2DISHY1KH8CFFXLIHIS9HKE07
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
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    N/A

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