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Qatar’s recruited athletes stir debate on citizenship

Posted by on 25/08/2016
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Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo for 2020 Games

Posted by on 24/08/2016
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Brits return home in gold-nosed plane

Posted by on 23/08/2016
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Brits return home in gold-nosed plane

Brits return home in gold-nosed plane

LONDON: Great Britain’s triumphant Olympic team returned home from the Rio Games in a gold-nosed aircraft yesterday, as officials trumpeted their success the “best sporting achievement” in the country’s history. Some 320 athletes and support staff travelled back from Brazil in the British Airways Boeing 747 with “victoRIOus” emblazoned on the side, and the airline […]

Rio hangover as Tokyo grabs baton

Posted by on 22/08/2016
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Rio hangover as Tokyo grabs baton

Rio hangover as Tokyo grabs baton

RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio de Janeiro returned to the cold reality of Brazil’s political crisis and recession yesterday after bringing a carnivalesque curtain down on its Olympics festival and passing the torch to Tokyo. After a 16-day extravaganza of sporting heroics from the likes of Olympics legends Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps, Brazil woke up […]

Groundbreaking Games for women in Rio 2016

Posted by on 22/08/2016
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Groundbreaking Games for women in Rio 2016

Groundbreaking Games for women in Rio 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO: From the dizzying gymnastics heights of African-American Simone Biles to Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik and Brazilian golden girl Rafaela Silva in judo-Rio proved a groundbreaking Games for women. Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps had already arrived in Rio as global superstars of men’s track and field and swimming. But newcomer Biles’s amazing […]

‘Good-time’ Indian officials under fire for Rio flop

Posted by on 22/08/2016
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‘Good-time’ Indian officials under fire for Rio flop

‘Good-time’ Indian officials under fire for Rio flop

NEW DELHI: As Olympic under-achievers India head home from Rio having failed to win a gold medal, its gatecrashing, selfie-taking officials have been accused of failing to help its athletes taste success. A string of below-par performances saw India win just two medals at the Games, fewer than the six clinched during their best-ever performance […]

Neymar crowned samba king, hosts end on high – Farah seals double-double

Posted by on 21/08/2016
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Neymar crowned samba king, hosts end on high – Farah seals double-double

Neymar crowned samba king, hosts end on high – Farah seals double-double

RIO DE JANEIRO: Neymar sent Brazil into ecstasy as he clinched Olympic football gold and Mo Farah sealed a rare distance double-double in a pulsating final evening of track action in Rio on Saturday. Neymar swept home a brilliant free-kick and scored a trademark stutter-run penalty to win a shootout against Germany as the hosts […]

Solo, Marta and bugs: Olympic women’s soccer had it all

Posted by on 21/08/2016
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Solo, Marta and bugs: Olympic women’s soccer had it all

Solo, Marta and bugs: Olympic women’s soccer had it all

RIO DE JANEIRO: It started with “Zika!” taunts from the Brazilians and wound through the Amazon before a surprising exit for the United States. It ended with heartbreak for the hosts and first-time gold for Germany. The women’s soccer tournament at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics had a little bit of everything – and Hope […]

‘Immature behavior’ got him into a mess: Lochte

Posted by on 21/08/2016
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Ooredoo Hosts Kuwaiti Olympic Shooting Champion Deehani at its headquarters – Special tribute to his great achievement

Posted by on 20/08/2016
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Ooredoo Hosts Kuwaiti Olympic Shooting Champion Deehani at its headquarters – Special tribute to his great achievement

Ooredoo Hosts Kuwaiti Olympic Shooting Champion Deehani at its headquarters – Special tribute to his great achievement

KUWAIT: Ooredoo Kuwait, a member of the international Ooredoo Group, was honored to host the Kuwaiti shooting champion Fehaid Al-Deehani upon his return to Kuwait with the gold medal from the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, after his historical achievement. The reception took place at the company’s headquarters and was attended by Ooredoo’s executive […]

Unbeatable Bolt signs off with triple-triple

Posted by on 20/08/2016
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India cheers first woman to win silver

Posted by on 20/08/2016
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India cheers first woman to win silver

India cheers first woman to win silver

NEW DELHI: India swelled with pride yesterday after badminton champion P.V. Sindhu became the first woman in the country’s history to win an Olympic silver medal. The shuttler was unable to strike gold but clinched the silver with her aggressive defence as she forced world number one, Carolina Marin of Spain, to three games in […]