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Fourth Olympic gold adds Mo Farah to the pantheon of all-time greats

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG In streaking away from the field on the final lap to Olympic gold for a fourth time, Mo Farah has stormed into the very upper echelons of any list of British sporting greats and stands on the verge of joining the select band with a knighthood. But even in his moment of triumph, the most decorated ...

Canada’s Olympics: Penny Oleksiak’s gold and the Bolt-De Grasse bromance

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Well hey, that ended up being kind of fun. While it’s true that Canadians don’t always get quite as excited about the Summer Olympics as some other countries we could mention, we still enjoy a good show. And for the most part, that’s what the last two weeks delivered, as Canadian athletes treated us to an ...

Europe Olympic head Pat Hickey arrested in alleged ticket scam

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG The head of the European Olympic Committees, Pat Hickey, has been arrested in Rio de Janeiro in connection with an alleged international ticket scalping scam. Hickey, who is also a member of the International Olympic Committee and president of the Olympic Council of Ireland, was arrested Wednesday by Civil Police at the hotel he was staying ...

Rio 2016 Day 8: Phelps says goodbye; Bolt begins quest

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG The Olympics have reached a transitional point, midway through the program, where one marquee event — swimming — ends and another — athletics — begins. Where the world goes from the excitement of watching Michael Phelps wreck medal records to the fervent anticipation of watching Usain Bolt beginning his campaign to write his own history. Phelps ...

Usain Bolt’s mom: ‘I hope he’ll settle down and get married’

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG If the world’s fastest man is focused on coming away from the Olympic Games with an unprecedented “Triple-Triple” of gold medals, Usain Bolt’s mother also has an eye on the future. “I would hope he’ll settle down, get married and start his family,” Jennifer Bolt told CNN’s Don Riddell as she talked about the hopes she ...

The face of the Olympics will never look the same

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Simone: That’s a name many Olympic viewers will never forget. Simone Manuel, a 20-year-old black female swimmer, and Simone Biles, a 19-year-old black female gymnast, dominated in two sports in which most US competitors are white. They have been making history — and here’s how. Swimming, gymnastics and race As recreational swimming became increasingly popular across ...

Australia Olympic team suffer thefts and fire in latest drama at village

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG • Laptops and team shirts stolen during evacuation for fire • Fire alarms had been deactivated without team’s knowledge The Australia team’s problems with their accommodation in the Olympic village have gone from bad to worse. Having initially refused to move into their building because of concerns over “blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring”, they ...

South Sudanese refugee knocked out of Olympics a week before Games begin

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Exclusive: Mangar Makur Chuot’s Australian coach says South Sudan’s selection process for the Games has been corrupted Mangar Makur Chuot – the South Sudanese refugee who rose from a refugee camp to qualify for the Olympic Games – has been controversially de-selected by the South Sudan team, without explanation a week before the Games begin. Chuot ...

Hugo Lloris: At Euro 2016, we have united France after tough times

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Hey people, black and white were meant to work together as one coin with two faces and not to be segregated as some do. French national soccer team is a perfect example that some should take a lesson from. For most of the French are blacks and have great loyalty to their country, but still there ...

Matador gored to death in Spanish bullfight is first to be killed in 30 years

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Aleading Spanish matador has died after being gored during a televised bullfight in eastern Spain. Victor Barrio, 29, is the first Spanish bullfighter to die in the bullring since 1985. He was caught while trying to lure the beast using his cape in a manoeuvre known as “muletazo”. However, the bull, who was already said to ...

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