Gold for Burundi!

In 1996, Venuste Niyongabo won Burundi's only Olympic gold medal ever.

His victory in the 5,000 metres came at the height of civil war and made him a unifying figure for Birundians.

Emily Williams meets him for Sporting Witness.

PHOTO: Venuste Niyongabo winning gold. (GETTY IMAGES)

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Great Sporting Moments in Olympic History

Great Sporting Moments in Olympic History

Stories of endurance, world records and remarkable athletes