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BOLT LEAVES DOOR OPEN FOR 2017 WORLDS

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Usain Bolt has left the door open to running in both the 100 and 200 metres at next year’s world championships where he said he will be more focused on protecting his legacy than topping his world records. The Jamaican, who last month drew down the curtain on his Olympic career by securing a sweep of the sprint titles for ...

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RUSSIAN HACKERS LEAK BILES AND WILLIAMS FILES

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has condemned Russian hackers for leaking confidential medical files of star US Olympic athletes. Gold medalists Serena Williams of the United States and Venus Williams of the United States celebrate during the medal ceremony for the Women’s Doubles Tennis on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and ...

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I’M NOT THE NEXT BOLT, WARNS THOMPSON

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Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson insisted on Thursday that she was not the female version of Jamaican teammate Usain Bolt, who sealed a treble-treble of Olympic golds in last month’s Rio Games. Source – Supersport Thompson blasted to victories in both the 100 and 200 metres in the Brazilian city to mirror Bolt’s feat and is unbeaten this season, ...

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PARALYMPIC GAMES OPEN AT RIO’S MARACANA WITH STUNNING CEREMONY

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The Rio Paralympics got under way with a stunning opening ceremony on Wednesday at the Maracana Stadium. By Dev Trehan The iconic stadium was packed with supporters and 4,350 athletes from 160 nations, staged on Brazil’s Independence Day, just two-and-a-half weeks after the Olympics. The central theme of the opening ceremony was “Everybody has a heart” with the president of ...

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NYAHORA DEFENDS HER TITLE IN STYLE

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After a race in which the lead changed hands several times, Rutendo Nyahora (Nedbank) stormed to the front to win the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge at SuperSport Park in Centurion for the second year in a row. She finished in 35.25 minutes and was followed by Diana-Lebo Phalula (Boxer), in 35.40. Newcomer Glenrose Xaba (Eskom) was third in 36.16 minutes, ...

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SEMENYA LEADS RIO REPEAT IN ZURICH

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It was a case of different day but the same result as Caster Semenya led an Olympic 1-2-3 home in the Diamond League meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, on Thursday night. By Mark Etheridge (Sascoc) Crowned Olympic 800m champion just 11 days ago, Semenya ran with Swiss precision to clock a winning time of 1min 56.44sec for the two-lap affair. Behind ...

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IT’S NOT SUPER-EASY BEING SUPERSTARS LIKE LOCHTE AND BOLT

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OPINION: Your Honour, let me plead the case for bad behaviour in male athletes. It’s not an excuse I’m offering up, just some understanding. By KAI PFAFFENBACH I’m talking about the Big Bad Boys of Sport. Such as Olympic gold medallists Usain Bolt and Ryan Lochte, the latest to sully their superstardom with a disastrous night on the town. Usain ...

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SEMENYA LEADS DIAMOND LEAGUE CHARGE

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Rio Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya has a chance to cap a fine season in style on Thursday night, provided she delivers another world-class performance at the first of two finals in the IAAF Diamond League series, to be held in Zurich, Switzerland. Semenya, who holds four of the six fastest times in the world this year, leads the series ...

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TOKYO GETS READY TO DAZZLE

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The Olympic flag arrived in Japan last week, after a 28-hour flight from Rio de Janeiro, as the Asian nation prepares to show the world that its planning for the 2020 Games will be as precise as preparations for the Rio Games were chaotic. Ground already has been broken on a new Olympic Village, and site preparation is nearly complete ...

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TRAILBLAZING MAPONGA VOWS TO HIT GROUND RUNNING

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ZIMBABWE’S trail-blazing American football star Stansly Maponga has vowed to hit the ground running in his first full National Football League (NFL) season with the New York Giants after taking too long to find his feet at the Atlanta Falcons. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Maponga, a former Texas Christian University standout became the first Zimbabwe-born player in NFL history three years ...

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