Olympic Games

By IndepthAfrica
In Oscar Pistorius trial
Mar 17th, 2014
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Live updates from the  trial of Olympic and Paralympic athlete for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp continues. Oscar Pistorius Trial: Tuesday 15 April 2014, Session 1...
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In Article
Feb 27th, 2013
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By Keith Somerville Having worked as a journalist for 33 years and having taught journalism and analysed the processes and performance of journalism for the last five, it is very revealing watching and analysing the development of major stories.  There have been two dominant ones in the news about Af...
By IndepthAfrica
In South Africa
Feb 24th, 2013
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JOHANNESBURG — The family lawyer of Oscar Pistorius says the brother of the Olympic paraplegic athlete is facing culpable homicide charge in a 2010 road death. Laywer Kenny Oldwage would not confirm details of the case Carl Pistorius is facing, but today’s development is compounding the problem...
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In Ethiopia
Feb 19th, 2013
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PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) – A South African prosecutor charges Olympian Oscar Pistorius with the premeditated murder of his model girlfriend. The prosecutor said Tuesday that Pistorius shot 29-year-old Reeva Steenkamp four times through the bathroom door of his home in a guarded and gated com...
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Feb 17th, 2013
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South African police have found a bloodied cricket bat at the home of Oscar Pistorius, a local newspaper reported Sunday, following the Valentine’s Day killing of his model girlfriend. The star Olympian and Paralympian athlete was charged on Friday with the murder of 29-year-old Reeva Steenkamp...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
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]...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Olympics
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...
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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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 ...