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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...

Paralympics to get special medals at the Rio Olympics

Rio Paralympics has release medals for visually impaired athletes for the first time The special medals are designed with small metal balls that will aid visually-impaired athletes to know if it was a gold, silver...

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...

Nigeria sets up mouthwatering clash against Germany after beating Denmark

Nigeria’s football team set up a mouth-watering Olympic semi-final clash against Germany after beating Denmark 2-0 courtesy of captain John Obi Mikel and Aminu Usman’s strikes. The Africans put up an impressive show amid controversies...

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...

Heroic Ethiopian runs part of her Rio Olympics 3,000m steeplechase hit with just one...

Ethiopian athlete Etenesh Diro was forced to run the last 800 meters of the 3,000 meters steeplechase race with just one shoe after she lost one side in a fall during the race. Diro, a...

Kenya clinches yet another Olympic Gold as Faith Kipyegon upsets world record holder in...

Kenya won yet another gold medal at the ongoing Rio Olympics through Faith Kipyegon who gave a strong show to upset Ethiopia’s world record holder Genzebe Dibaba to win the women’s 1,500 meters race. Kipyegon,...

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...

Kenyan coach John Anzrah had gone for a decent meal at the athletes’ village...

A Kenyan sprint coach had one thing in mind when doping testers came calling at the Rio Olympics athletes’ village – a decent, free meal. But instead, John Anzrah found himself impersonating 800 metres runner...

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...