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Rio 2016: Mongolian wrestling coaches banned after protest

Two Mongolian wrestling coaches who stripped in protest at a judges’ decision during the Rio Olympics have been suspended for three years. Tserenbaatar Tsogbayar and Byambarinchen Bayaraa protested afterofficials ruled against Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran in the bronze-medal match. The pair have

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Rio 2016: Belgian Paralympian ‘not ready’ for euthanasia

The Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort, who suffers from an incurable degenerative muscle disease, says she will choose euthanasia, but not yet. The wheelchair racer, who won a silver medal on Saturday in the 400m, said she signed euthanasia papers in

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Paralympics: Tijani wins Nigeria’s first medal

Nigeria’s Latifat Tijani has won the country’s first medal at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Tijani won silver in the women’s 45kg Powerlifting after lifting 106kg behind China’s Hu Dandan, who set a new world and paralympic record with

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Rio 2016: Neymar gets apology and life after the Olympic Games

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton congratulated Neymar on Twitter, while Manchester United’s German international Bastian Schweinsteiger did the same for his compatriots’ silver medal. Neymar posted this image on his Facebook account, while social media highlighted his redemption after

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Bolt seals ‘triple triple’ with Jamaica relay gold

Usain Bolt brought the curtain down on his Olympic career with a record-equaling ninth gold medal, anchoring Jamaica to relay glory in a perfectly-scripted finale to complete his unprecedented “triple triple.” The 29-year-old superstar, widely seen as the greatest sprinter

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Germany beat Nigeria to Olympics football final

Germany on Wednesday defeated Nigeria 2-0 in the semi-finals of the Olympic football event, ending the country’s hope of a repeat of their 1996 feat at the games. The Germans grabbed their first goal in the 9th minute when a

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China faces worst olympic haul in two decades

Heavy defeats in sports dominated by China in previous Olympics have left the country languishing in an unfamiliar third place in the medals table, with some predicting that Rio 2016 could see the country’s worst haul since 1996. Chinese athletes

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Brazil defeat D’Tigers 86-69

The Nigeria’s men national basketball team, D’Tigers, on Monday fell 69-86 to Brazil, a scoreline that ended their hopes of making the quarter-finals. Details Later…follow us on twitter @aljazirahnewsng Share with friends on WhatsApp

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Soccer: Holders U.S. suffer penalty heartache against Sweden

Sweden knocked the United States out of the women’s Olympic soccer tournament on Friday, recording one of the sport’s biggest shocks by beating the holders 4-3 on penalties in the quarter-final after the two sides drew 1-1 after extra time.

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Rio 2016: Mikel Obi pays $4000 to free squad after hotel officials held them to ransom over bills

John Mikel Obi paid $4000 to free the Olympic football squad after the team was held to ransom by hotel officials in Sao Paulo over bills incurred by additional NFF officials according to reports. According to the report by African Football, the

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