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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Uganda athletes warned to keep away from Brazilian women

Ugandan male athletes have been warned to avoid getting close to female casual workers in the Olympic Village. The warning comes on the heels of the arrest of two African boxers on accusations of sexually...

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,...

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...

Reason given for green water at Rio Olympic diving, water polo pools

On Tuesday the diving pool at the Rio Olympics turned green. According to the Rio 2016 Local Organizing Committee, the green hue seen in the water was due to a proliferation of algae caused by...