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Felix hits gold record as US women win relay

Posted by on 20/08/2016
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Felix hits gold record as US women win relay

Felix hits gold record as US women win relay

RIO DE JANEIRO: Allyson Felix became the first woman athlete with five gold medals as she powered the US sprint relay team to victory just a day after they had been brought back from the Olympic dead. Felix, long jump gold medallist Tianna Bartoletta, English Gardner and Tori Bowie, who won 100m silver and 200m […]

Kuwait top leaders’ awards for shooters handed over

Posted by on 20/08/2016
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Kuwait top leaders’ awards for shooters handed over

Kuwait top leaders’ awards for shooters handed over

KUWAIT: Director General of the Public Authority for Sports (PAS) Sheikh Ahmad Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday handed over awards of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to the winning shooters Feheid Al-DeehanI and Abdullah Al-Tarqi. PAS said in a statement that Sheikh Ahmad Mansour handed over the prizes, KD […]

Lochte apologizes over Rio ‘robbery’ scandal – Two US swimmers leave Rio, third pays fine

Posted by on 19/08/2016
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Lochte apologizes over Rio ‘robbery’ scandal – Two US swimmers leave Rio, third pays fine

Lochte apologizes over Rio ‘robbery’ scandal – Two US swimmers leave Rio, third pays fine

RIO DE JANEIRO: Star US swimmer Ryan Lochte apologized to Brazil yesterday for inventing a story that he and three teammates were mugged during the Olympics, as one of them paid $10,800 to avoid charges. The US gold medal-winning swimmers hoped to draw a line under the scandal that erupted when Lochte went public with […]

Brilliant Bolt storms to 200m gold – Blames ‘ageing’ body for missing record

Posted by on 19/08/2016
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Brilliant Bolt storms to 200m gold – Blames ‘ageing’ body for missing record

Brilliant Bolt storms to 200m gold – Blames ‘ageing’ body for missing record

RIO DE JANEIRO: Usain Bolt won his second gold medal of the Rio Olympics, brushing aside all-comers again in his favorite 200m sprint but blamed his “ageing” body for missing his own world record. The Jamaican triumphed as Britain’s Brownlee brothers dominated in triathlon to keep their country ahead of China in the medals race. […]

US clean sweep 100m hurdles as Thompson clinches sprint double

Posted by on 18/08/2016
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US clean sweep 100m hurdles as Thompson clinches sprint double

US clean sweep 100m hurdles as Thompson clinches sprint double

RIO DE JANEIRO: Elaine Thompson captured a magnificent Olympic sprint double for Jamaica on Wednesday as Brianna Rollins led a first ever clean sweep of medals for the United States in the 100m hurdles. Thompson, who sprinted to gold in the 100m on Saturday, stunned Dutch world champion Dafne Schippers to win the 200m in […]

Swim stories, IOC scandals overshadow Bolt’s advance

Posted by on 18/08/2016
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Sweden eliminate hosts

Posted by on 17/08/2016
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Sweden eliminate hosts

Sweden eliminate hosts

RIO DE JANEIRO: Sweden beat Brazil 4- 3 in a penalty shootout after the sides were goalless following extra time on Tuesday to reach the final of the women’s football tournament at the Rio Olympics. Sweden, whose previous best showing at an Olympics was fourth place in 2004, will now face Germany in the final […]

Biles bows out with four golds, name in lights

Posted by on 17/08/2016
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Biles bows out with four golds, name in lights

Biles bows out with four golds, name in lights

RIO DE JANEIRO: Simone Biles bowed out of her fabulous Olympic debut in Rio with a record-equaling fourth gold, short of the record five she sought, but with her name in lights among the gymnastics greats. “It’s been a long journey, but I’ve enjoyed every moment,” said the Texan whose early life struggles had not […]

King Rudisha defends 800m in career high

Posted by on 16/08/2016
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King Rudisha defends 800m in career high

King Rudisha defends 800m in career high

RIO DE JANEIRO: Kenyan 800m king David Rudisha hit a career high when he produced a last-lap kick to defend his Olympic title in style on Monday. Rudisha, also the world champion and world record holder, timed a season’s best of 1min 42.15sec to become the first man in 52 years to defend the 800m […]

Netherlands, New Zealand, Britain, Germany book semis

Posted by on 16/08/2016
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Netherlands, New Zealand, Britain, Germany book semis

Netherlands, New Zealand, Britain, Germany book semis

RIO DE JANEIRO: Defending champions Netherlands will face Germany, while Britain take on New Zealand in the women’s hockey semi-finals of the Rio Olympics today. World number one Netherlands, who are seeking a third successive gold, beat Argentina 3-2 in the quarter-finals, while Germany dumped out the United States with a 2-1 victory on Monday. […]

Miller dives over line to deny Felix in 400m

Posted by on 16/08/2016
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Miller dives over line to deny Felix in 400m

Miller dives over line to deny Felix in 400m

RIO DE JANEIRO: Bahamian Shaunae Miller launched herself over the finishing line with a desperate dive to pip Allyson Felix to the women’s Olympic 400 metres gold medal by the narrowest of margins on Monday. After flying across the line in a personal best time of 49.44 seconds, the 22-year-old lay prone on the track, […]

Rashidi returns to rousing welcome

Posted by on 15/08/2016
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Rashidi returns to rousing welcome

Rashidi returns to rousing welcome

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti shooter Abdullah Al-Turki Al-Rashidi, who won the bronze medal in the men’s skeet event at the Rio Olympics, was welcomed at the airport yesterday after his arrival home. Rashidi bagged the bronze medal days after the historic gold medal won by double trap shooter Fehaid Al-Deehani, who returned on Sunday. Rashidi nailed 123 […]