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RIO OLYMPICS 2016 : BOLT WINS EIGHTH OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL IN ONE SIDED 200M FINAL

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Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt easily won the men’s 200m competition to secure his eighth Olympic Games gold medal. By Andy Charles Bolt was the only runner in the field to break 20 seconds in wet conditions as he added the 200m title to his 100m crown and closed on an unprecedented ‘triple triple’. Andre de Grasse secured silver for ...

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CASTER SEMENYA NOT GOING AFTER WORLD RECORD

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Caster Semenya is safely into the semi-finals of the women’s 800m at Rio 2016 after she eased to a win in her heat at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday morning. The time was slow – 1:59.41 – but it was a performance that reminded just how dominant Semenya is in this race. By Lloyd Burnard | News24.com | She is ...

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RIO 2016: TSUMBA OVERWHELMED AT REPRESENTING ZIMBABWE IN RIO

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To provide the proper context to his exceptional holiday experience, the BYU junior-to-be sprinter spent all of last December in the same hotel room preparing to train with the world’s fastest human being. By CHRISTOPHER KAMRANI | The Salt Lake Tribune The Zimbabwe track and field association organized the trip for the 24-year-old to escape the bitter cold of a ...

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RIO OLYMPICS 2016: DAVID RUDISHA RETAINS 800M CROWN

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David Rudisha became the first athlete since New Zealand’s Peter Snell in 1964 to retain the men’s 800m Olympic title. The 27-year-old Kenyan hit the front with about 300m to go after compatriot Alfred Kipketer sprinted clear on the first lap of the race. Rudisha finished in one minute 42.15 seconds, ahead of Algeria’s Taoufik Makhloufi and fast-finishing American Clayton ...

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RIO OLYMPICS 2016: BOLT WINS GOLD,GATLIN SECOND

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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles by beating American Justin Gatlin to gold at Rio 2016. Bolt, 29, ran 9.81 seconds in his final Olympics to replicate his success at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Twice banned for doping offences, Gatlin was 0.08 seconds behind Bolt, with Canada’s Andre de Grasse in third. ...

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RIO OLYMPICS : THORNYCROFT EYES ROWING FINAL SLOT

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ZIMBABWE’S leading female rower, Micheen Thornycroft will be hoping to keep her medal hopes on track when she competes in the semi-finals of the Rio Olympic Games at the Lagoa Rowing Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, today. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Thornycroft will line up in lane two of the first women’s singles sculls A/B semi-finals today at 3:10pm (Zimbabwe ...

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HOW MUCH ARE THE RIO OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALS WORTH?

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A team of about 100 people, including sculptors and machine operators, have been working in secret inside the Brazilian Mint to produce more than 5,000 medals ahead of the Games. Source – Financial Gazzette And while the athletes will be earning the medals, the makers of the medals feel an equal connection to their shiny masterpieces. “Seeing them on the ...

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RIO 2016: BOLT SAYS ATHLETICS HEADING IN ‘RIGHT DIRECTION”

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Retiring track star Usain Bolt says athletics has turned a corner as it battles with the fall-out from the Russian drugs scandal and corruption allegations against the former leadership of the International Association of Athletics Federations. Laughing with reporters and shimmying with a troupe of semi-naked samba dancers, the Jamaican sprint star declared he was ready to launch his bid ...

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RIO PARALYMPICS 2016: RUSSIAN ATHLETES BANNED AFTER DOPING SCANDAL

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Russian athletes have been banned from competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics following the country’s doping scandal. Source – BBC Sports The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) had opened suspension proceedings following the McLaren report, and has now confirmed the ban. That report, published last month, detailed a state-sponsored doping programme operated by Russia. The Russian Paralympic Committee is to appeal ...

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RIO OLYMPICS 2016 : GAMES SET FOR OPENING CEREMONY

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The 2016 Olympic Games officially start in Rio on Friday with the opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium. Source : BBC Sport Athletes from 206 nations and a refugee team are in Brazil to compete in 28 sports and be watched by a global audience of billions. The build-up has been dominated by a Russian doping scandal, the Zika virus ...

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