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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.
16 Aug 2016
Simone Biles's name won't be perched alone on top of the list of women's Olympic gymnastics greats after the Rio Games on Tuesday but the American warned she is planning on ending on a high with a record-equalling fourth gold.
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).

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