All around the world, top athletes are training hard now for the 1972 Olympics which open in Munich, West Germany, on 26 August.
MCU EGYPT... group of boxers exchanging punches in pairs
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CU Sign "Kenyatta College" (Kenya) (MUTE)
SCU Athletes running
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MV Two girl athletes exercising
SCU Wilson Kiprugut instructing group of athletes
CU Bob Hancock ditto
CU Athletes listen
CU Nyamau having neck manipulated
CU Athletes running
CU British coach giving instruction to athletes
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Background: All around the world, top athletes are training hard now for the 1972 Olympics which open in Munich, West Germany, on 26 August.
In Egypt, much of the training is being done at the Institute for physical Education on the outskirts of Cairo. There the squad of fighters from which the Egyptian boxing team will be chosen is undergoing training under former Egyptian flyweight champion Abdel Hamid Ahmed. Dr Ahmed holds a doctorate in boxing from Moscow University.
Most of the training takes place in the evening; because it is cooler then, and because the athletes have their normal jobs to do in the daytime.
Top Kenyan athletes have also been putting in some training -- an intensive eight-day course at the Kenyatta College outside Nairobi. There they've been getting help from the experts -- men like long-distance runner Wilson Kiprugut and coach Bob Hancock.
SYNOPSIS: With the 1972 Olympics in Munich opening in August, athletes are preparing all round the world. These boxers were hard at work at Cairo's Institute for Physical Education on Monday. The squad of boxers from which the Egyptian Olympic team will be chosen have been training under former Egyptian flyweight champion Abdel Hamid Ahmed.
The trainer, Dr. Ahmed, holds a doctorate in boxing from Moscow University. Most of the training is done at night, when it's cooler. Another reason is that most of the athletes have regular jobs in the day time.
The Egyptians aren't the only ones preparing. Top Kenyan athletes were also training on Monday at Kenyatta College outside Nairobi. They're taking part in an eight-day course at the college subjecting the athletes to intensive work. While they prepare for the Munich Games, the Olympic hopefuls remain at the Collage. Women athletes are also taking part in the course.
Top Kenyan runner Wilson Kiprugut is one of the trainers.
So's coach Bob Hancock.
Many track and field events are being worked on at the College. Runner Nyamau is one of the athletes taking the course.
The 100-metres sprint and the 400-metres run are two of the track events being honed to perfection during the training course. Kenya hopes to be able to pick at least some of its Olympic athletes from this group.