In Summary

  • From Marobela to the World’, is due for release in August.
  • The documentary is a celebration of the athlete’s career, the doping crisis, and the story of his Olympic medal almost being sold.
  • Amos took silver at the London Games, in what many called the greatest Olympic race in history when Kenyan David Rudisha lowered his world record.

The much-anticipated 2012 Olympics silver medallist, Nijel Amos documentary titled, ‘From Marobela to the World’, is due for release in August.

The documentary is a celebration of the athlete’s career, the doping crisis, and the story of his Olympic medal almost being sold.

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Amos Serving A doping Ban
Nijel Amos banned for three years due to doping /Photo Courtesy

 

Amos is currently serving a three-year doping ban handed to him last May, over the use of the banned substance GW1516, having been provisionally suspended in July 2022 after failing the drug test during an out-of-competition test a month earlier.

However, the release comes at a time when Amos is mourning the loss of his grandmother, who raised him.

Amos’ documentary has been submitted at the 77th International Cannes Film Festival, which takes place from May 14-25.

In the making: The production of Amos’ documentary/Photo Courtesy

 

The documentary is a collaboration of local film-producing companies and American-based Invictus World Wide and LCMC Company. The executive producer of the documentary, Carlos Pimentel, who is also president of Invictus World Wide, told MmegiSport said they started filming the documentary in 2019.

READ also: Anti-Doping Agency Educates Kenyan Athletes on Clean Sports

Amos Planned On Selling His Medal

Kenya’s gold medlaist David Lekuta Rudisha (C), Botswana’s silver medalist Nijel Amos and Kenya’s bronze medalist Timothy Kitum (R)/Photo Courtesy

 

Amos took silver at the London Games, in what many called the greatest Olympic race in history when Kenyan David Rudisha lowered his world record.

It was Botswana’s first and only Olympics medal but the doping saga wiped away all the glory, leaving him and his country embarrassed before he apologised to his nation.

The whole process also took its toll on his finances and was reported to be looking to sell his Olympic medal to survive last May.

 

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