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By John Kwoba

NAIROBI ECCO Dynamic Moc 2.0 Penny Denim Blue Australia , June 22 (Xinhua) -- Two days after winning the Africa Nation Championships, Kenya team is heading to Monterrey, Mexico for the volleyball World Grand Prix for preliminary round matches.

Evan Wasike, Kenya Volleyball Federation (KVF) Secretary General ECCO Classic Moc 2.0 Loafer Mink Australia , confirmed Monday that the team will leave the country on Tuesday for Mexico.

"The players are not breaking camp. They leave tomorrow for the World Grand Prix," said Wasike in Nairobi. "Kenya will start with Mexico (26-28 June), then Algeria (July 2-5 ). If the Kenya team qualifies after Mexico and Algeria, they will then go to Australia (July 7-10)."

Kenya beat Algeria 3-0 (25-17 ECCO Mens Soft 7 Slip On Black Australia , 25-21, 25-20) to claim their ninth Africa volleyball crown. Both finalists Kenya and Algeria already secured the two African tickets for 2015 FIVB World Cup to be staged in Japan Aug. 22 to Sept. 6.

However, Kenya coach David Lung'aho will have to test the waters ahead of the World Cup when his team tours Mexico and Algeria for the World Grand Prix.

Kenya team has only three foreign-based players, captain Brackcides Agala and setter Jane Wacu ECCO Mens Soft 7 High Top Boots Black Australia , both with French side, Chamalieres, and left attacker Mercy Moim, who plays in Finland.

The 23rd edition of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix ECCO Track 6 Gtx Plain Toe Lo Black Australia , which is the International Volleyball Federation's (FIVB) premier annual competition for women's national teams, will run from June 26 to August 1.

The 2014 edition of the World Grand Prix, which featured 28 participating countries for the first time, saw Brazil triumph for a record 10th time after winning against Japan in the final match of the competition. Russia claimed bronze ECCO Track 6 Gtx Moc Toe Hi Boots Cocoa Brown Coffee Australia , their first World Grand Prix medal for five years.

The FIVB World Grand Prix has grown spectacularly since its first edition in 1993, when it featured just eight teams. The increase in the number of participating teams brings with it an increased level of competition and has also helped to spread the World Grand Prix to new territories around the world.
" British boxer Tyson Fury celebrates in the ring after his victory over Ukraine's Vladimir Klitschko after their world heavyweight title bout in Duesseldorf, Germany on November 28. Photo: IC
For the last six decades the people of Britain have settled down on a dark December evening and told the BBC who they think deserves to be awarded the title of BBC Sports Personality of the Year. It's a competition that has become outmoded and arguably irrelevant now. It is certainly best described as quaint, imagine a version of the Eurovision Song Contest where the countries are replaced with sports - gymnastics for Estonia ECCO Jeremy Hybrid Tie Black Moonless Australia , say - and the obscure (yet often catchy) pop songs are their achievements over the last year. The public then votes on this celebration of sport, deciding via telephone and online polling on the night.

If it sounds too twee to be true then it is but it has also proved quite controversial to the broadcasting company over the years. As a public vote it has always been open to rigging and it -always will fall prey to a concerted effort on behalf of one of the members of the shortlist or their fans. Up until three years ago, the shortlist was determined by a panel of 30 journalists but they were heavily criticized and then subsequently replaced after producing an all-male shortlist for the 2011 edition of the awards. Today a panel of experts are tasked with producing a balanced list, which they have done - a quarter are female and the full spectrum of sports are represented - but there have been problems with who is on the shortlist rather than who isn't.

Tyson Fury is the man raising the wrath of his fellow nominees ECCO Jeremy Brogue Tie Titanium Australia , the newspapers and the voters. The new heavyweight champion of the world has never been shy to open his mouth. The outspoken boxer made comments on homosexuality, pedophilia and abortion that have attracted a lot of media attention since his title. Older interviews have since been raked up where he has said that a woman's place is on her back or in the kitchen and recently in the pre-fight build up to his title victory over Wladimir Klitschko in Germany earlier this month, he said that fellow Sports Personality of the Year nominee Jessica Ennis-Hill was attractive when she put on a dress.

There has been a campaign to ban Fury from the list, which has been rejected by the BBC on the basis that the panel made their decision and the public can decide who wins ECCO Rugged Track Gtx High Boots Black Australia , while quickly making clear that Fury's presence on the shortlist does not mean that the BBC condones his views. Fellow nominee Mark Rutherford threatened to boycott the awards unless Fury was removed, although it has become apparent that he has backed down, while various rights groups are set to picket the Belfast venue on Sunday night. Who knows what any of his critics will have made of the latest news from The Sun that Fury kissed a gay man to prove he wasn't homophobic?

Fury to his credit has said that it might be better for everyone if he doesn't win the Sports Personality of the Year title, revealing on Twitter that he might not be the best role model for the planet's youth ECCO Men Xpedition Iii Mid Gtx Boots Camel Australia , adding that they should ""give it to someone who would appreciate it."" The only problem with a figure as divisive is in which way do the public disagree with him. At a time of year when novelty records reach the tip of the charts there could be some mischief to come and a Fury win would be the biggest controversy in the history of the award so far.

Who can stop Fury?

Lizzie Armitstead (Cycling)

The best female cyclist on the -planet after winning the world road race title, she is one of only six Britons - male or female - to have held that accolade. But the public are as unaware of her as they are women's cycling.

Lucy Bronze (Football)

Matched the England men's side's best -finish since winning the World Cup in 1966 by -reaching the semifinals of the Women'.

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