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Ethiopia’s impressive Almaz Ayana sets new world record in women’s 10,000m

Ethiopian long-distance runner Almaz Ayana has today set a new world record in the women’s 10,000 meter race, clocking a winning time of 29 minutes and 17.45 seconds. Ayana is the first Africa to win...

More than 30 Kenyan-born athletes playing for new countries at Rio, Olympics

Bahrain got its first ever gold in the Olympics when 19 year old Ruth Jebet won a gold medal in the Women’s 3000m steeplechase at the games, drumming it in that Kenyans were facing...

Kenya’s Impressive Jemimah Sumgong wins country’s first Olympic Gold

Kenya’s Jemima Sumgong has won the Olympics women’s marathon to become the country’s first ever winner of the event at the Summer Games. Sumgong crossed the finish line in a time of 2:24:04, ahead of...

Chinese swimmer tests positive for hydrochlorothiazide in Rio

  Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi has failed a doping test at the Rio Olympics, the official Xinhua news agency reported Friday, citing the Chinese Swimming Association (CSA). She tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic, on Sunday,...

Ethiopian swimmer struggles to finish 100m freestyle swimming heat

Ethiopian Olympic swimmer Robel Kiros Habte finished last in the Preliminary Men's 100m Freestyle heats at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. The 24 year old was the only one of the 59 entrants in the heats...

Kenya’s Deputy President in Brazil to support country’s team

Deputy President William Ruto is in Brazil to support the Kenyan team at the Olympic Games. Kenya is participating in seven disciplines — athletics, boxing, archery, judo, weightlifting, rugby and swimming. The DP’s support will not...

US athlete risks angering Americans by wearing Canadian hat in Rio in support of...

Decorated American athlete Aston Eaton was spotted in the stands of the Olympic Stadium wearing a Canada hat at the Rio Olympic Games as the heptathlon games were on. Turns out he had a pretty...

Athletes and fans wear Olympic logo tatoos

The symbol of the five Olympic rings is one of the most distinctive images across the globe. And this year it is more visible than ever. As CCTV's Stephen Gibbs tells us, more and more...

Ugandans eye the gold medal at the Olympic Marathon

Uganda’s Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich promises Ugandans that he will bag a medal in the Rio Olympics as he left for Brazil today in the company of two other Ugandan Marathoners. The other two medal...

Why do Olympians bite on their medals?

This has been a question that has been lingering in most sports fans’ minds; why do Olympians bite their medals? And no! It’s not because they are made of chocolate! Undoubtedly the most iconic shot of...