On the track and in the field

This month on Africa Is a Country Radio, we continue our theme of sports and music, and look at the history of Olympic success in athletics of various African countries.

Image credit John David Mercer (USA Today Sports) via Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0.

Just in time for the World Athletics Championship in Eugene, Oregon, on this month’s Africa Is a Country Radio we’re taking look at the history of African athletics from a musical perspective. We start with the long time domination by North and East African athletes in distance running, and then consider the more recent successes elsewhere on the continent.

For this show’s format, we chose one song from the year each African country (who has one) won their first Olympic medal either on the track or in the field.

Listen below, or on Worldwide FM and follow us on Mixcloud.

Further Reading

Take it to the house

On this month’s AIAC Radio, Boima celebrates all things basketball, looking at its historical relationships with music and race, then focusing on Africa’s biggest names in the sport.