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16 Aug 2016
Shaunae Miller broke the pain barrier for the Bahamas in the women's 400m, badly grazing her hip after lunging headfirst at the tape to snatch Olympic gold.
16 Aug 2016
The team surprised many in the table tennis event especially the amusing brilliance of Aruna Quadri, who made it to the quarterfinal of the men’s singles event after beating two of the world’s top players to become the first African to...
16 Aug 2016
Nigeria’s only realistic hope of a medal in athletics, Blessing Okagbare, has been drawn in a tough semifinal group that will require she runs better than she did in the 100 metres to make the final.
16 Aug 2016
The delegation, which has been supporting Team Nigeria, has equally announced $2,000 for any athlete who wins gold, $1,500 for a silver medallist and $1,000 for a bronze medal.
16 Aug 2016
Nigeria may get into the news for the wrong reasons at the on-going Rio 2016 Olympic Games unless leaders of the country’s contingent to the competition live up to their responsibilities to the athletes.
16 Aug 2016
President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Solomon Ogba, has revealed that he would no longer contest to remain in office when his tenure expires after the Olympics.
15 Aug 2016
Justin Gatlin dismissed the booing of fans after being beaten by Usain Bolt in the Olympic 100m final as the two-time doping offender insisted he had the respect of his peers.
15 Aug 2016
Usain Bolt roared into Olympic history here Sunday, capturing an unprecedented third consecutive 100m crown to confirm his place in the pantheon of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen.
14 Aug 2016
Sumgong, winner of this year's London marathon, timed 2hr 24min 04sec for Kenya's first-ever women's marathon gold over the 42km-long course that finished at Rio's Sambodromo with temperatures hitting 28 degrees Celsius (82F).
14 Aug 2016
Elaine Thompson stormed to victory in the women's 100m to usher in a new era for Jamaican sprinting as the eight-year Olympic reign of compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce came to an end.
14 Aug 2016
The first day of the track and field of the ongoing 2016 Rio Olympic Games turned out to be a disappointment for Team Nigeria, following the poor performance by the athletes.
13 Aug 2016
Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin warmed up for their 100m Olympic showdown on Saturday with easy victories as German discus thrower Christoph Harting claimed his brother's crown.

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