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19 Aug 2016
Ese Brume is the only Nigerian athlete to compete in any final event at the on-going 2016 Rio Olympics. The Commonwealth champion finished 5th in the Olympic long jump final yesterday, but she jumped her personal best of 6.81m in the process.
19 Aug 2016
Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson won Olympic gold in the 200m to complete a sprint double in Rio.
19 Aug 2016
The relationship between the two began in the build-up to London 2012, with Kenny about to come out of Chris Hoy’s muscled shadow at his second Olympics and Trott about to experience her first.
19 Aug 2016
Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has again maintained his stance that Nigeria will come back from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with medals.
18 Aug 2016
Reports emerged Thursday that the US Olympic swimmers claiming to have been mugged in Rio in fact got into a fight with an armed gas station security guard.
18 Aug 2016
Tianna Bartoletta believes a spell with the United States national bobsled team helped her rediscover the explosiveness that led to her long-jumping renaissance.
18 Aug 2016
Elaine Thompson described herself as a "warrior" as she overcame a hamstring injury to seal the first women's Olympic sprint double in 28 years.
18 Aug 2016
Usain Bolt vowed to go for a world record in Thursday's Rio Olympics 200m final after Jamaican compatriot Elaine Thompson completed a stunning women's sprint double.
18 Aug 2016
Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon won Olympic gold in the women’s 1500m final at Rio 2016, as Great Britain’s Laura Muir faded from third place to finish seventh.British record holder Muir, 23, looked to be in medal contention at the start ....
18 Aug 2016
There were muted celebrations on Tuesday at the Riocentro Pavillion Six when the news broke that the International Olympics Committee (IOC) has awarded the women 4x100 relay silver medal at Beijing 2008 Olympics to Nigeria...
17 Aug 2016
Simone Biles bowed out of her fabulous Olympic debut in Rio with a record-equalling fourth gold, short of the record five she sought, but with her name in lights among the gymnastics greats.
17 Aug 2016
Allyson Felix became the most decorated female track athlete in United States history with a silver medal in the 400 meter, but a dive at the finish line by Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas kept Felix from gold.

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