It was a send off party for the Tanzania Athletes at Tanzanian High Commissioner to the UK.
Sporah talking to The Tanzanian High Commissioner To The UK H.E Peter Kallage, during the BBQ party for Tanzanian Olympians.
Interview Hon Tanzania High Commissioner, Peter Kallage with The Sporah Show.
Full Interview coming soon.
SPORAH MEET ZAKIA MRISHO: A TANZANIAN LONG DISTANCE RUNNER
I don’t know where to start now the Olympics are over, I feel like a different life is beginning in London. Only two months to the Olympics, I have had to learn very quickly. And I have not received a better lesson than in the last two weeks of the London 2012 Olympics. I have learnt three key lessons from this Olympics:
Conversely, Australia finished fourth in Sydney with 16 gold medals. In London, Australia has fallen outside the top 10 with 6 gold medals. Australians have blamed reduced funding for elite athletes and a lack of facilities at the grassroots levels.
2. Every medal is clearly projected and carefully planned for both in financial and technical terms over a sustained period of time. Only years of intensive, unrelenting training and preparation can win medals. There is no short cut. Medals are won by people who have worked hardest not by those who have prayed hard. We can only win medals by building systems that are capable of producing medalists and champions not by selecting athletes that we hope can win medals.
3. Olympics are a lifetime commitment. The champion is in the child. Ye Shiwen, the 16 year old Chinese girl that shocked the swimming world by setting a new world record in individual medley was only 12 when her country hosted the Olympics. Lizzie Armistead who won the Team GB’s first medal in this Olympics with Silver in cycling got her first bicycle at the age of 4.
FULL INTERVIEW COMING SOON ON THE SPORAH SHOW.