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25 Aug 2016
Nigeria’s female long jumper, Ese Brume, reaped the reward for hard work yesterday in Lagos, after emerging the country’s best track and field athlete at the just concluded Rio Olympic Games.
25 Aug 2016
For long, Okagbare had abandoned the long jump event to focus on the sprint, where she failed to go beyond the semi-finals in Rio. She was part of Nigeria’s 4x100m relay, but with no meaning impact as they finished last in the final.
24 Aug 2016
A crowd-funding campaign has raised more than $40,000 (£30,000) to help Ethiopia’s Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa seek asylum.He crossed his hands above his head as he finished the race...
23 Aug 2016
Russian competitors remained banned from next month's Rio Paralympics after the country lost an appeal Tuesday against a suspension issued over a vast, state-run doping programme.
23 Aug 2016
Great Britain's triumphant Olympic team returned home on Tuesday when a gold-nosed aircraft brought home a host of athletes clutching gold, silver and bronze from the Rio Games.
23 Aug 2016
The Somali-born British runner intends to end his track career following next year’s World Championships
22 Aug 2016
Detained former Olympic Council of Ireland chief, Pat Hickey, will appear before a Brazilian judge today as part of an investigation into black market ticket sales, IOC president Thomas Bach has said.
20 Aug 2016
Usain Bolt brought the curtain down on his Olympic career with a record-equalling ninth gold medal, anchoring Jamaica to relay glory in a perfectly scripted 'triple-triple' finale.
20 Aug 2016
This love affair is rooted in my relationship with the country since I set out meandering through the mazy world of sports. It has been an incredible journey through some of the best and the worst periods in the history of the country.
19 Aug 2016
Slovakia's Matej Toth made a decisive break 2km from the line to add Olympic gold to his world title as he won the 50km race walk on Friday.
19 Aug 2016
US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, who had falsely claimed he and three teammates were robbed in Rio, apologized Friday for his behavior, saying he should have been "more careful and candid" in explaining what happened.
19 Aug 2016
Usain Bolt wrote another chapter of improbable Olympic history with a third consecutive 200m crown on Thursday as Ashton Eaton led an American gold rush by clinching back-to-back decathlon titles.

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