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13 Aug 2016
Singapore exploded in celebration Saturday after homegrown swimming hero Joseph Schooling beat US legend Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly in Rio to win the tiny republic's first ever Olympic gold.
13 Aug 2016
The battle to be crowned world's fastest man takes centre stage at the Rio Olympics on Sunday with Usain Bolt facing another showdown with Justin Gatlin where the image of athletics will be on the line.
13 Aug 2016
Simone Biles standing on the top of the all-around podium in Rio rekindled memories for former Soviet gymnastics great Nellie Kim, a winner of three gold in Montreal 1976, but forever in the shadow of the legendary Nadia Comaneci.
13 Aug 2016
The 24-year-old, racing the distance on the track for only the second time, obliterated the field to finish in 29 minutes 17.45 seconds, breaking the previous record by over 14 seconds.
13 Aug 2016
The Nigeria House was launched by the former Director General of the defunct National Sports Commission (NSC), Alhassan Yakmut, with the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) Secretary General, Tunde Popoola, as its inaugural chairman.
13 Aug 2016
In addition to a priceless memento, U.S. athletes also win bonuses of $25,000 for a gold-medal performance, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze. All of that is taxable.
12 Aug 2016
Usain Bolt might be fast now, but you should have seen him when he was a baby, his mother said Friday as the Jamaican superstar sought to make new Olympic history.
12 Aug 2016
US sensation Simone Biles confirmed her status as the world's best gymnast as she added the Olympic women's all-around to her team title in Rio on Thursday.
12 Aug 2016
As athletics events, which is considered as the powerhouse of the Olympics begin, one of Team Nigeria’s coaches, Gabriel Okon has sounded a warning to athletes to focus and concentrate on their events instead of turning to prayer warriors hoping for a miracle to win medals.
11 Aug 2016
The history-chasing exploits of Usain Bolt will take centre-stage as the Olympic track and field competition begins on Friday with the drug-tarnished sport seeking rebirth after a year of shame.
11 Aug 2016
The rector of Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro in Isoko North local government area of Delta State, Dr. Jacob S. Oboreh, has said that the newly constructed stadium by the institution would drive education through sports.
11 Aug 2016
They say they are determined to win laurels for the country. Everyday they step out of their hostels at the Games Village to train and get ready for their events, which come thick and fast.

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