2012 Summer Olympics

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Feb 14th, 2013
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South African “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, was charged on Thursday with shooting dead his girlfriend at his upscale home in Pretoria. [View the story "Oscar Pistorius charged with murder live Blog" on Storify]...
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Aug 14th, 2012
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By Onochie Anibeze, Vanguard London — Truly, Bolaji Abdullahi was appointed sports minister and chairman of the National Sports Commission a few months to the Olympic Games and there was nothing much he could have done to change the impending doom then that has now manifested at the 2012 London Olymp...
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 11th, 2012
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Oribe Peralta scored twice to upset favourites Brazil and send the Olympic football title back to Mexico for the first time ever. Peralta stunned the Wembley crowd inside the first 30 seconds as sloppy Brazilian defending allowed him in to beat Rafael Cabral at his near post. Brazil rarely showed the...
By IndepthAfrica
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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cameroon
Aug 7th, 2012
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Team officials say that five boxers, a swimmer and a footballer have disappeared, possibly to claim asylum. Seven Olympic athletes have disappeared amid fears they have fled the London 2012 Games to claim asylum, according to team officials. Five boxers, a swimmer and a footballer from Cameroon were ...
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Aug 5th, 2012
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Usain Bolt is the world’s fastest man – and  wins Men’s 100m Olympic gold at the London 2012 Olympics Jamaica’s Usain Bolt sealed the legendary status he so craves after sprinting to a convincing victory in the men’s Olympic 100m to retain his title on Sunday. The 25-yea...
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Aug 4th, 2012
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Serena Williams won her first Olympic tennis women’s singles gold on Saturday with a 6-0 6-1 demolition of Russia’s Maria Sharapova on Wimbledon’s Centre Court. The unstoppable American, who dropped just 16 games in her five singles matches en route to the final, has now completed t...