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Rio Olympics 2016: Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak take joint gold

Simone Manuel was shocked when she found out she had won a gold medal (Image credit: Reuters)

American Simone Manuel and Canada’s Penny Oleksiak claimed joint gold in a remarkable finish to the women’s 100m freestyle final at the 2016 Olympics. Manuel, 20, became the first black female swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal, while Oleksiak, 16, won Canada’s first gold of these Games. Both women finished in 52.70 seconds, a new Olympic record. Sweden’s Sarah ...

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Rio Olympic Games: Argentina pay penalty as Honduras progress

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Honduras repeated their feat of four years ago by making it to the quarter-finals of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament after a 1-1 draw with Argentina in a match defined by spot-kicks. Bryan Acosta and Angel Correa missed penalties either side of half-time for Honduras and Argentina respectively, only for Antony Lozano to make it third time lucky. Mauricio Martinez’s ...

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Sports Minister ‘cautiously’ optimistic ahead of Rio 2016 Games


Sports Minister, Nii Lante Vanderpuye, says he will have measured hopes ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games which start on August 5. According to him, Ghana’s athletes have got huge potential but they will up against some of the best across various disciplines in the Games and so, realistically, the nation’s athletes will have a tough time in Brazil. ...

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“No kit wahala during Rio Olympics” – Chef de Mission assures


Chef de mission of Ghana’s contingent to the Rio Olympic Games , Chris Essilfie, has stated that Ghana’s team will not face any challenges in relation to kits during the Games. He said the Ghana Olympic Committee was putting in efforts to ensure that all the athletes would have the needed kits and apparael way before the start of the ...

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Emmanuel Dasor “excited” at Olympic Games qualification

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Ghanaian 200m runner, Emmanuel Dasor, has expressed his joy at finally getting a place in next month’s Rio Olympic Games. Dasor managed to add his name to the list of participants last week Friday at the final athletics competition held at the Cape Coast Stadium. The event was organised by the Ghana Athletics Association and athletes from Burkina Faso and ...

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Steph Curry star will not compete at Rio 2016


The NBA’s most valuable player Steph Curry has announced he will not compete for the USA at August’s Rio Olympics. American Curry, 28, has broken individual records in helping Golden State reach the NBA Finals. The point guard says injuries picked up in the season contributed to his decision on Monday. “My primary basketball-related objective this summer needs to focus ...

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Black Bombers arrive in Benin for 2-day tourney

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Ghana’s national amateur boxing team, the Black Bombers, have arrived in Benin for a two-day tournament as part of preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games. The tournament will also feature hosts Benin and Gabon and for the Bombers, the tournament serves as a test of their capabilities ahead of the Olympic Games qualifying tournament in Cameroon in March. President of ...

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