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Rio Olympics 2016: David Rudisha retains 800m crown


David Rudisha retained his Olympic 800m title with an imperious performance. The 27-year-old Kenyan showed his experience to keep his composure after compatriot Alfred Kipketer sprinted clear on the first lap of the race. Rudisha hit the front with about 300m to go as Kipketer started to fade and never looked troubled as he won in one minute 42.15 seconds. ...

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Alex Amankwah qualifies for Rio 2016

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Alex Amankwah has become Ghana’s first athlete to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. He achieved the feat following a revision of the Rio qualification standards by the athletics world governing body,the IAAF. The Alabama University student ran a personal best 1.45.91s on May 2nd, and the qualifying standard has now been revised to 1.46.00 to reflect performance at ...

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GOC appoints Chris Essilfie as Chef de Mission for Rio 2016

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The Ghana Olympic Committee has appointed Chris Essilfie as its Chef de Mission for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Essilfie, Ghana’s Chef de Mission at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, is credited with organising one of the country’s most successful pre-Games camps in South Ayrshire, Scotland. With less than three months to the Games in Glasgow, Essilfie led discussions ...

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