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Former slave to run for South Sudan in Olympic marathon

South Sudanese Olympic athlete Guor Marial may not be a hot medal tip for Sunday's marathon, but the former slave's road to Rio is one of the most astonishing stories of the games. As a...

Rwandan cyclist Byukusenge undaunted ahead of Rio trial

The last of the cycling disciplines, mountain biking, will be held on the final day of the Rio games this Sunday. Rwanda's Nathan Byukusenge will be among 80 athletes competing for the medals on offer. ...

Nigeria makes history with Bronze win in Rio Olympics men’s football

Nigeria dream team defeated Honduras 3-2 to win the Rio 2016 men’s Olympics football at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte on Saturday evening winning their country's first medal of the Rio games. Victory meant...

Kenya finishes Rio Olympics Games as best ranked African team

The Summer Olympic Games have come to an end in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, with Kenya finishing at position 15, the best performing nation from Africa. The East African country scooped an...

South Africa’s Semenya wins her first Olympic Gold medal

Caster Semenya won the 800 meters final in a personal best time of 1:55.28 on Saturday, claiming her first Olympic gold medal and using her podium platform to call for unity in sport. Burundi's Francine...

Joy for Cote d’Ivoire as Cisse wins country’s first ever Olympic gold medal in...

Cote d’Ivoire’s Cheick Sallah Cisse won the first ever Olympic gold medal for his country in the men’s under-80 kilograms taekwondo final, beating Great Britain’s Lutalo Muhammad with a last second a reverse turning...

Best anthem in the world? Kenyan national anthem receives global praise after Rio closing...

With the 2016 Olympic Games coming to a close, Kenya grabbed the whole world’s attention as its national anthem went in the air courtesy of Eliud Kipchoge’s gold medal win in the marathon race. The...

Smiling Usain Bolt wins second Rio Olympics gold medal, hopes to make it three...

Jamaican sprint icon Usain Bolt yesterday won his second gold medal of the ongoing Rio Olympic Games, winning the men’s 200 meters in an impressive time of 19.78 seconds. Bolt now boasts of eight Olympic...

Kenya wins another gold as Vivian Cheruiyot shocks Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana to win elusive...

Kenya’s duo of Vivian Cheruiyot and Hellen Obiri shocked Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana in the women’s final 5,000 meters race to secure gold and silver respectively, leaving the Ethiopian to settle for bronze. Ayana had cruised...

Nigerian footballers in Rio boycott training ahead of quarter-final game

Nigeria’s football players in Rio de Janeiro have boycotted a training session in the build-up to their Olympic quarter-final game against Denmark in a dispute over pay. The players refused to participate in training yesterday...