Olympics

By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jul 18th, 2013
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By Kidane Brehane, IndepthAfrica Meskerem Legesse, a 26-year-old Olympic runner from Ethiopia who was eight months pregnant, died of a massive heart attack in Connecticut on Monday. Doctors work tirelessly to save her newborn daughter. Legesse ran the 1,500 meters in the 2004 Olympics for Ethiopia ho...
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Aug 12th, 2012
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With Nigeria’s last medal hopes dashed on Saturday night, when its 4×400 metres women’s relay team was disqualified in the final, it is now certain that the country will head home empty handed when the 2012 London Olympics end Sunday night. PANA reports that it will be the first time...
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Aug 12th, 2012
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LONDON Oscar Pistorius was chosen to carry South Africa’s flag at the closing ceremony for the London Olympics. Pistorius wrote on Twitter on Sunday prior to the ceremonies: “Really feel honoured … What a great ending to the games it’ll be!” The double-amputee runner competed in the men’s 400 m...
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In East Africa
Aug 10th, 2012
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Meseret Defar put in a strong kick as reigning Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba faded on the home stretch, overtaking her Ethiopian teammate to win the women’s 5,000 meters Friday. Defar completed the race in 15 minutes, 4.25 seconds to earn her second gold medal at the distance. She won the ev...
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Aug 9th, 2012
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Usain Bolt won the men’s 200m in emphatic style tonight, earning his title as the world’s greatest ever sprinter. The 25-year-old Jamaican powered home in 19.32 seconds, just a fraction outside the Olympic record of 19.30 – and he raised the roof on the Olympic Stadium by dropping t...
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In East Africa
Aug 9th, 2012
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While the world watches Usain Bolt try to record a historic double on Thursday by winning the 200 metres, one other athlete could steal some of Bolt’s thunder; David Rudisha. The 23-year old Kenyan dominates his event, the 800 metres, even more than Bolt dominates sprinting. Rudisha not only holds th...
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Aug 9th, 2012
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Canada wins Bronze at London Olympic Soccer Canada’s women’s soccer team has captured a bronze medal at the London Olympics. Diana Matheson scored in the 92nd minute to beat France 1-0 in the third-place game. The result gives Canada its first Summer Games medal in a traditional team spor...
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Aug 9th, 2012
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The hospitality centre for African nations competing in the Olympics has had to close because of unpaid debts, a spokesman has confirmed. Africa Village, set up in Kensington Gardens, west London, owes suppliers hundreds of thousands of pounds, Laurent Bagnis said. He said an exact figure was not yet...
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Aug 6th, 2012
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For the first time in their history, Canada’s women will be competing in the Olympic soccer semifinals when they take on the Americans at the famed Old Trafford on Monday afternoon in Manchester, England. Join CBCSports.ca’s live chat at 2:30 p.m. ET and interact with soccer fans from across th...
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Aug 6th, 2012
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Nate Brannen of Cambridge, Ont., went down hard in the semifinals of the men’s 1,500 metres on Sunday in London, dashing his Olympic dream. The 29-year-old appeared to be making a move to pass when he was clipped from behind, suffering five long gashes down his calf. Brannen said he wasn’...