Tag Archives: 2016 Olympic Games

Rio 2016 basketball: Kevin Durant leads the way as USA dominates China

Kevin Durant helped the USA to victory over China with 25 points (Photo: Elsa/Getty Images)

“Três pontos, Kevin Durant!” That’s what the public address announcer at Carioca Arena 1 shouted after Durant scored each of his five three-pointers in the USA’s 119-62 win over China in their opening game at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. It’s a phrase that may be repeated often during the men’s basketball tournament in Rio. Durant finished the game with ...

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2016 Olympic Games: Etebo stars as Nigeria win 5-4 against Japan

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Oghenekaro Etebo was the star of the night scoring four goals as Nigeria defeated Japan 5-4 in a thrilling, back-and-forth encounter in the second match of Group B at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016. The second match in Group B didn’t take long to spring into life. Hiroki Fujiharu crossed to the far post for Ryota Ohshima who connected well with a volley, but his shot ...

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Rio 2016: Dead fish cleared out of Olympic rowing & canoeing venue

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Thirty-two tonnes of dead fish have been cleared out of the lagoon where Olympic rowing and canoeing events will take place at Rio 2016. More than 60 people from the Brazilian city’s sanitation department have been removing the fish from the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas over the past week. Some experts believe pollution is to blame, while others claim it ...

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Brazil: Rio announces 2016 Olympics ticket sales programme

2016 Rio Games mascot, Vinicius

Organisers of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics have announced details of its ticket programme for the 2016 Games. Seventy percent of tickets will be reserved for residents of Brazil, said the Rio Committee. Fans can register online now, but sales will begin in March. The first results of the draw will be announced in June. The opening ceremony for the first Olympics ...

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