Some of the traditional games and sports are prevalent in Kenya since antiquity including, but not limited to, wrestling, racing exercises, stick fights, hunting (using spears and arrows), board games, bull fights, and dances. The sports varied from one community to another and were practiced as well as a way of leisure and in a few cases during intercommunity competitions.

Today, most modern sports in Kenya owe credit to the British colonization; the British introduced sports in schools in 1925.

As a great sporting nation, Kenya is probably best known for her award-winning athletes who scoop several awards at the Olympics and other international meetings worldwide.

Well-known in Greece are Kenyan Marathon runners, both men and women.