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Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold

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Usain Bolt won the men’s 200m to claim his second Rio 2016 gold, his eighth at an Olympics, and keep alive his hopes of an unprecedented ‘treble treble’. The Jamaican ran 19.78 seconds to come home ahead of Canada’s Andre de Grasse and France’s Christophe Lemaitre. Britain’s Adam Gemili clocked the same time as Lemaitre, but was denied his first ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Kenyan coach John Anzrah sent home after posing as athlete

Kenya coach John Anzrah was allegedly carrying 800m runner Ferguson Rotich's (above) accreditation (Image credit: Getty Images)

A Kenyan athletics coach has been sent home from Rio after posing as an athlete and giving a urine sample. Kenya said sprint coach John Anzrah “presented himself” as 800m medal hope Ferguson Rotich and “even signed the documents” for the doping test. “We cannot tolerate such behaviour,” said Kip Keino, chairman of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya. Rotich, ...

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Omar loses 3-0 to Melian in bantamweight first round

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Ghana’s Abdul Wahid Omar lost in three rounds to Argentina’s Alberto Melian in the men’s 56kg bantamweight boxing event. The Ghanaian was the nation’s only representative in the event and he was hoping to progress into the next round of the competition after swimmers, Kaya Forson and Abeiku Jackson failed to do so in their event and Szandra Dzogedi was ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt calls for faith but questions if rivals are drug free

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Usain Bolt has defended athletics at a news conference that featured a dance troupe and a rapping Norwegian. Amid the razzamatazz, the six-time Olympic champion, 29, made a serious point about the future of the sport. The run-up to the Games was dominated by Russia’s doping scandal, while American rivals Justin Gatlin and LaShawn Merritt have served drug bans. “People ...

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Rio Olympic Games: Brazil frustrated by impenetrable Iraq in goalless draw

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Brazil played out their second consecutive goalless draw at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, held in Brasilia by a resilient Iraq. A Seleção had the majority of possession, and went close – most notably with Renato Augusto hitting the crossbar – but they could not break down Abdul-Ghani Shahad’s side. The hosts made a fast-paced start to the match, with Gabriel ...

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Ghana Sports in 2016: What to expect

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The beginning of every New Year is greeted with resolutions from people, institutions and organizations with the aim of doing better than the previous year. The targets, whether realistic or unrealistic, confirms the saying “Aim for the moon and even if you miss you’ll land among the stars”. In respect to the sporting sector in Ghana, we do expect to ...

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