Get Prepared for Upcoming Olympic Games

Get Prepared for Upcoming Olympic Games  The Olympics are almost a year away. And although there is still time before the grand sports celebration, savvy punters have already begun their preparations.

In this post, we’ll fill you in on the upcoming Games and explain how to supply yourself with a dependable betting platform via the Betsafe Kenya app.

Lifting the Veil on the 2024 Olympics

The Olympic Games are a world-shattering event that always comes with magnificent settings, unforgettable shows, dramatic moments, and powerful emotions.

The closest competition will be in summer sports next year. Preparations are in full swing, and test events have kicked off.

Of course, the organizers will keep all the celebration details closely guarded until the last minute. However, some aspects of the 2024 Olympics are already known, and we will now lift the curtain on them.

Olympics Place and Dates

The Olympic flame will be lit over the French capital Paris this time. The city’s major landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, will be transformed into splendid backdrops for the festivities.

Although the main action will unfold in Paris, nearby cities will also host the sports competition, among them








Le Bourget;


In the coming months, the committee responsible for organizing the Paris Olympics will perform technical preparation activities. Their task is to ensure that the staff and venues are fully equipped and ready to hold various sports contests.

And here’s a glance at the calendar for some of the 2024 Summer Games’ essential events.

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April 27, 2024

The Olympic torch will depart Athens.

July 14, 2024

Paris will receive the Olympic flame.

July 26, 2024

The opening ceremony will take place.

August 11, 2024

The closing ceremony will be held.

Sports to Watch and Bet On

More than 10,000 athletes worldwide will participate in the 33rd Olympics edition. For 19 days, they will fight for the right to be called the strongest in their disciplines.

It’s intended to hold hundreds of events in 32 sports, 28 compulsory and 4 optional. As decided by the Paris Сommittee, the 4 additional sports will be



Sport climbing;


As for the must-have types, the 2024 Games will feature extensively followed sports like



Rugby sevens;






Water polo;




You can check the complete list of sports on the official website of the Olympics. Also, you can find the event’s background information, detailed schedule, and the latest news there.

Downloading the Betsafe Kenya App

The Olympics will be both a bliss and a busy time for sporting and gambling addicts. So it’s vital to approach this period fully prepared and obtain a reliable betting application.

The Betsafe Kenya app, designed for Android devices, can be your trustworthy sidekick in your Olympic adventures. And here’s how you can get it.

Visit the Website

Go to, select “Promotions,” and pick the “Download The App!” icon.

Click on the Link

Click the link found on the page, download the APK file, and install the app on your phone.

Open an Account

Open the installed app, create an account, and start playing without forgetting to log in.

Wagering Through the Betsafe App

Betsafe, with its well-thought-out layout and straightforward navigation, is an easy-to-use product. You can see it by checking our guides on the app’s core functionality.

How to Sign Up

The Betsafe registration requires minimal effort. To sign up, you only need to specify your mobile number registered in Kenya and a password of at least 4 characters. After filling in the fields, click “Join Betsafe,” and you’re done!

How to Deposit

Tapping the green “Deposit” button will take you to the page where you can fund your account either online or through the M-PESA paybill number. After indicating the amount, you must confirm your deposit by entering the PIN code.

How to Wager

Once you log in and have money in your account, you can start playing. To do this, study the bookie’s sports, matches, and betting markets. Then, select and click on the desired odds, insert the amount of your stake, and place your bet.

How to Withdraw

Money withdrawals are pleasant and easy for the app user. To pull out your earnings, tap the player icon, open your wallet, and pick the withdrawal option. Enter the amount in the appearing field and submit the request for processing.

Wrapping Up

Such overwhelming sporting events as the Olympics are not frequent. The following Summer Games won’t take place until 2028. So you can’t miss a chance like this!

The 2024 Paris Committee has already announced the sports in which international athletes will compete. So download a reputable betting app like Betsafe and enjoy the sweet anticipation.

Who holds the world record for the men’s marathon?

Who holds the world record for the men's marathon?  Interestingly, a world record for the men’s marathon was not ratified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) until September 3, 1983, when Kenyan Paul Tergat won the Berlin Marathon in a time of 2:04:55; in so doing, he beat the previous ‘world’s best’ ratified by the IAAF, 2:05:38, recorded by Moroccan-born American Khalid Khannouchi when winning the London Marathon on April 14, 2002.

Since 2003, the world record for the men’s marathon has been broken seven times, each time in the Berlin Marathon and each time by an athlete from East Africa. Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie broke the world record two years running on the streets of the German capital, winning in times of 2:04:26 and 2:03:59 in 2007 and 2008, respectively. His mark was lowered, to 2:03:38, by Kenyan

Patrick Musyoki in 2011 and, thereafter, the world record has belonged, exclusively, to the ‘cradle of humanity’, whose capital, Nairobi, lies at an altitude of 5,500 feet.

The current holder of the world record, Eliud Kipchoge, has won the Berlin Marathon four times in all, first setting a world record, of 2:01:39, on September 16, 2016. However, on September 25, 2022, less than six weeks shy of his thirty-eighth birthday, he did so again, covering the 42.195 kilometre course in 2:01:09. Of course, the IAAF has strict rules, relating to distance, topography, etc., to determine which performances can, or cannot, be ratified as world records. Thus, while Kipchoge ran the full marathon distance in 1:59:40 in Vienna, Austria on October 12, 2019, as recognised by Guinness World Records, his effort was ineligible for world record consideration by the IAAF.

What qualifies as an Olympic sport?

What qualifies as an Olympic sport?  To qualify as an Olympic sport, an activity must, in the first instance, be recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) insofar as it is administered by an international organisation, which is not governmental in the political sense. Recognition does not, in itself, guarantee qualification as an Olympic sport; chess, for example, is recognised by the IOC, but does not qualify by virtue of being wholly a ‘mind sport’.

Once recognised, an activity may qualify as a sport, a discipline within a sport or an event with a discipline. Either way, the governing body of the activity must submit a petition for scrutiny by the IOC. As stated in the Olympic Charter, eligibility criteria include being widely pursued in 75 countries on four continents, for men, and in 40 countries on three continents, for women. Any activity must also increase the ‘value and appeal’ of the Olympic Games. Further any activity that cannot adopt and implement the World Anti-Doping Code cannot qualify as an Olympic sport.

The Olympic Charter also states that the programme of events should be reviewed after each edition of the Games. Activities such as motor racing, which requires mechanical propulsion, cannot qualify as Olympic sports, but plenty of other ‘mainstream’ sports, including cricket, have come and gone down the years.

What is the Emsley Carr Mile?

The Emsley Carr Mile is a one-mile, or 1,609-metre, running race for men, entry to which is by invitation only. The race has been run annually in Britain since 1953, when it was inaugurated by Sir William Carr, in memory of his late father, Sir Emsley Carr, who had been editor of the ‘News of the World’ newspaper for 50 years between 1891 and his death in 1941.

The Emsley Carr Mile was conceived at a time when several athletes, notably Australian John Landy, had come agonisingly close to achieving the elusive four-minute mile. However, by the time of the second renewal, Sir Roger Bannister had already set his historic world record of 3:59.4. In fact, the first athlete to break the four-minute barrier in the Emsley Carr Mile was the 1956 winner, Derek Ibbotson, who would go on to set a world record of 3:57.2 the following year.

Until 1969, the Emsley Carr Mile was run, exclusively, at the now demolished White City Stadium in London, but has subsequently been run at various venues around the country, including Crystal Palace in London, Gateshead Stadium in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and, more recently, Olympic Stadium in London.

Historically, famous British middle-distance runners to win the Emsley Carr Mile include David Moorcroft, Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett and Peter Elliott, but the last Briton to win was former European junior champion Jake Wightman in 2017. In 2000, Hicham El Guerrouj, who was, and still is, the world record holder for the men’s mile, ran the fastest ever Emsley Carr Mile, in a time of 3:45.96; the Moroccan athlete returned to Crystal Palace to win the race again in 2001 and 2002.

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