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2003 Africa Speed Skating Championships
February 28 - March 2, 2003 in Nairobi Kenya
Report and Photos
The 5th African Speed Championships was an exciting function.
The event took place in Nairobi, Kenya on Harambee Avenue,
one of the main thoroughfares in that city.
The racing distances included were 300 meters, 1500
meters, 5000 meters, and a 21 kilometer half marathon.
The opening and closing ceremonies included live
performances by the Kenya Prison Band playing the
Kenya National Anthem.
The organizers were very pleased with the number of
sponsors, press representatives, and visitors who
supported and attended the event.
Important dignitaries included
the chairman of the Kenya National Sport Council,
the Kenya Deputy Commissioner of Sports,
two international referees,
the president of the Egyptian Roller Sports Federation,
Dr. Nabih El-AlkaMy, president of the African
Confederation of Roller Sport (ACSRS),
Dr. Nelly, Ramzy, general secretary of the ACSRS,
and many others.
FROM JACK N.WANJI, HEAD OF THE ROLLER SPORTS KENYA
On behalf of Roller sport federation and African
confederation I would like to thank government of
Kenya for ensuring thAT security was perfect at the
event, the Nairobi Police Department for controlling
traffic that day, and also the many media companies
who attended and publicized this event, including:
International Roller Sports Federation
Kenya National Sports Council
African Confederation of Roller Sports"
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