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RIO 2016

Golf icon Gary Player hits out at 'ungrateful' stars who dodged the Games

By Sonja Nikcevic
RIO DE JANEIRO, AUGUST 22, 2016 – In an outstanding career spanning over six decades, South Africa’s Gary Player has won it all. Widely considered to be one of the greatest golfers in history, Player had built a legacy within the sport that not many can repeat. He has won 165 tournaments on six continents and is the only non-American to win all four majors, known as the career Grand Slam. Gary Player, however, does not believe in legacies. Or in resting on your laurels. Those who do, are in grave danger of forgetting their past, their road to success and their community. The 81-year-old ...

RIO 2016

Hrubesch says Germany must now take Olympic football more seriously

By Keir Radnedge
RIO DE JANEIRO, August 22, 2016 - Coach Horst Hrubesch expressed only pride in his German team after their shootout defeat following a 1-1 extra-time draw against hosts Brazil in the Olympic Games football final in Maracana. Hrubesch, who retires later this year from the German DFB, drew on his experience over the past three weeks to urge German football to take Olympic football more seriously than in the past. Although the former Germany and Hamburg centre-forward never mentioned it himself, he was denied his strongest squad in Brazil by clubs’ reluctance and refusals to release players ...
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Brazil are the kings of Olympic volleyball in Rio

By Maria Pia Beltran
RIO DE JANEIRO, August 21, 2016 –  Brazil win the gold medal in the Men’s Vollyball Olympic final at Maracanazinho beating Italy 3/0 (sets: 25/22, 28/26, 26/24). Italy didn’t manage to play the perfect match they needed to beat not just Bernardinho’s side, but the whole contry. First south American one to host the Olympic Games who wanted by heart to get the gold medals in football and volleyball, as the two most loved team sports for Cariocas. BALANCE In comparison with the semifinal where Brazil overcome Russia by 3/0 the final with Italy ...

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Athletics puts on grand final show in Rio

By Maria Pia Beltran
RIO DE JANEIRO, August 21, 2016 – The Olympic athletics program came to an end on Saturday, August 21 in the crowded Engenhao Olympic Stadium of Rio De Janeiro. IAAF President Seb Coe had introduced earlier in the day Olivier Gers, freshly appointed IAAF CEO, before expressing his positive feeling about the athletics show displayed during the last Olympic week.  “After these nine days we’ve learn we are alive and incredibly strong – said Lord Coe – we have seen great quality, 93 national records from 65 different countries, a figure that is ...
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