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Bankstown soccer

“A Bankstown soccer player Kristofer Nicolaou, age 16 , signed 2 years contract this week with the under 19’s Greek Super League AE LARISA FC. He has been loaned out to Anagennisi Karditsa F.C Super League Club in Greece , one of the oldest clubs in Greek football which  was formed in 1904. Football manager Mijalis Petkas shown in the ...

Defiant

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia finished the Olympic marathon in second place with his arms crossed over his head, as a sign of solidarity for the Oromo people, his native group and the largest ethnic group in the country. By speaking out, he may not be able to go home.

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 ...

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