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Injured French gymnast Said undergoes surgery

Posted by on 07/08/2016
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Injured French gymnast Said undergoes surgery

Injured French gymnast Said undergoes surgery

RIO DE JANEIRO: Injured French gymnast Samir Ait Said is back on his feet. Sort of. A day after gruesomely breaking his leg while vaulting during men’s Olympic preliminaries, Said posted a Facebook video from his hospital bed thanking people for the outpouring of support and pledging to return to the sport eventually. Said underwent […]

Rio Games get off to troubled start – Gisele, samba at glittering opening ceremony

Posted by on 06/08/2016
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American Thrasher hits first gold on Games debut

Posted by on 06/08/2016
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American Thrasher hits first gold on Games debut

American Thrasher hits first gold on Games debut

RIO DE JANEIRO: Virginia Thrasher went through a three-week spring whirlwind, winning three NCAA titles and a spot on the US Olympic Shooting team. The precocious 19-year-old closed out the summer with her biggest surprise yet. Keeping her nerve on sport’s biggest stage, Thrasher yesterday earned the first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, outlasting […]

Hockey grapples with Olympics ‘wake up call’ in Rio Games

Posted by on 06/08/2016
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Hockey grapples with Olympics ‘wake up call’ in Rio Games

Hockey grapples with Olympics ‘wake up call’ in Rio Games

RIO DE JANEIRO: With its future as Olympic sport under scrutiny, there are more than just medals at stake for hockey players at the Rio Games and the pressure is on to produce a crowd-pleasing tournament, cementing their place in the topflight of world competition. Despite ticket sales of 630,000 making it the third biggest-selling […]

Empty feeling as Brazil, USA women off to winning start

Posted by on 04/08/2016
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Empty feeling as Brazil, USA women off to winning start

Empty feeling as Brazil, USA women off to winning start

RIO DE JANEIRO: Hosts Brazil and world champions the United States made winning starts in the Olympics women’s football tournament on Wednesday although the competition met with a lukewarm response from fans. Brazil comfortably saw off the challenge of China 3-0 at the Olympic stadium in Rio thanks to goals from Monica, Andressa Alves and […]

Kuwaiti fencer goes it alone, defying odds

Posted by on 03/08/2016
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Kuwaiti fencer goes it alone, defying odds

Kuwaiti fencer goes it alone, defying odds

SAO PAULO: Without a national delegation, an Olympic scholarship or even an international ranking, Kuwait’s first fencer at the Games in 16 years knows the odds are stacked against him. But Abdulaziz Alshatti has beat long odds before, including the stunning first place finish at a qualifying event this year that punched his ticket to […]

Regrets for not permitting athletes to participate under Kuwait flag: Al-Otaibi

Posted by on 03/08/2016
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Regrets for not permitting athletes to participate under Kuwait flag: Al-Otaibi

Regrets for not permitting athletes to participate under Kuwait flag: Al-Otaibi

KUWAIT: President of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations Eng Duaij Khalaf Al- Otaibi expressed regrets for not allowing Kuwaiti athletes who qualified for the Brazil Olympics, including Kuwaiti shooters to participate under the Kuwait flag, and found it strange for some people to get Kuwait athletes involved in failed disputes to protect the interests of […]

Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel to shave off seconds – Innovations in suits and shoes have sped up

Posted by on 03/08/2016
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Rio action starts in empty stadium

Posted by on 03/08/2016
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Rio action starts in empty stadium

Rio action starts in empty stadium

RIO DE JANEIRO: The first sporting action of the 2016 Olympics started in a virtually empty stadium yesterday as the Russian doping scandal rumbled on. With the formal opening ceremony at the Maracana stadium just two days away, the women’s football tournament started with a game between Sweden and South Africa. There were just a […]

Neymar tasked with delivering Brazil’s elusive gold at Rio

Posted by on 03/08/2016
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Neymar tasked with delivering Brazil’s elusive gold at Rio

Neymar tasked with delivering Brazil’s elusive gold at Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil has barely got over its World Cup disaster and now it is counting on Barcelona star Neymar to finally deliver a treasured first football Olympic gold medal. Olympic gold is the only international title to elude Brazil in an illustrious history that has seen A Selecao win five World Cups. And […]

Proud Deehani refuses to carry Olympic flag

Posted by on 01/08/2016
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Proud Deehani refuses to carry Olympic flag

Proud Deehani refuses to carry Olympic flag

RIO DE JANEIRO: Legendary Kuwaiti shooter Fehaid Al-Deehani has refused to carry the Olympic neutral team flag at the Rio Games opening ceremony, where the Gulf state’s athletes cannot march behind their own emblem. Kuwait is suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and other leading federations such as FIFA, football’s world body, over government […]