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SAMUEL KANYON DOE SPORTS COMPLEX RENOVATION COMPLETED

The Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex was built in 1986 and named after Liberia’s 21st President.  As Liberia’s largest stadium, SKD sports complex has served many purposes from concerts to football games and holds a capacity of 35,000.

Renovation to the SKD sports complex was approved in 2013 and is finally complete.  Pictures showcasing the new and improved stadium started circulating on May 17th. Among the improvements are increased VIP seating, a new lighting system, a digital scoreboard, a new track, and better restrooms.

Dedication of the updated complex has not been determined, but it is believed to occur in time for the West African Football Union tournament. Liberia is a possible host for the tournament in July.

We hope to see more athletic events happening at the new and improved SKD sports complex in the near future.  Kudos to the Liberian Government for completing this project.

OLYMPIC UPDATE: Liberia’s Phobay Kutu-Akoi (100m)

Liberia has made its appearance at the 2012 London Olympics. Currently the Women’s 100m match is taking place and Liberia’s Phobay Kutu-Akoi has delivered a solid performance of 11:52. Kutu-Akoi represented Liberia in Heat 3 of Round 1 against Jamaica, Bulgaria, Nigeria, Lithuania, Great Britain, Colombia, and Gambia. She placed 6th and will, unfortunately, not be advancing to the semifinals. However, Liberia is proud of Kutu-Akoi for performing her best; please visit her page to congratulate her on a good performance. Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown, Bulgaria’s Ivet Lalova,and Nigeria’s Gloria Asumnu all qualified to move onto the next round.

Liberia’s Kutu-Akoi finishes sixth in Heat 3. Photo taken from london2012.com

Liberia’s next athletic event will be the Women’s 400m Hurdles on Sunday August 5th. Please visit Raasin Mcintosh and Lou Luogon’s page on the site to wish them well. Stay tuned for more updates.