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Kemboi against blanket ban on Russia

By Timothy Olobulu
NAIROBI, Kenya, July 24 – Steeplechase great Ezekiel Kemboi has added his voice to whether Russia’s athletes should be banned from the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games over state-sponsored doping.Speaking to Capital Sport, Kemboi, the reigning Olympic and world champion said athletes who are found to have doped should carry their own cross.“I think banning Russia as a country from the Olympics is not good. Every country has cheaters. If one person is caught as an individual they should carry their own cross not a country as a whole,” Kemboi stated.His stance differs from those of ...

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USA are the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Champion

VALDIVIA, July 24, 2016 – USA won the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 gold medal over Canada by the score of 99-84. Markelle Fultz, who scored 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the finale, was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the competition.  The battle of the undefeated started with a very competitive effort from the Canadians against a powerful interior presence from the USA. After 20 minutes of play, the defending champs dominated down low with a 30-10 dominating points in the paint lead. Canada compensated for this fact with by making 8 three-pointers in the first half. USA led 48-44 ...
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FLASH: Harrison breaks world 100m hurdles record in London

LONDON, July 23, 2016 - USA's Keni Harrison has broken the 100m hurdles world record* at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London, clocking 12.20 (0.3m/s). She won her heat earlier in the evening in 12.40, but went significantly quicker in the final. Her winning time took 0.04 off her previous PB and 0.01 off the previous world record set in 1988 by Yordanka Donkova. "I wanted to come out here with a vengeance to show these girls what I have," said Harrison, who finished sixth at the US Olympic Trials, missing out on selection for next month's Olympic Games. "That 12.40 got ...

PYEONGCHANG 2018

PyeongChang 2018 House in Rio Copacabana Beach unveiled

PYEONGCHANG, July 22, 2016 - POCOG will operate its ‘PyeongChang 2018 House in Rio’on the Copacabana Beach, one of the most attractive tourist spots in Brazil, during the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Re-modeling a 50 by 8 meters size kiosk on the beach, POCOG will create an open space where visitors will be able to envision and experience the atmosphere of the next Olympic Winter Games using the latest ICT (information and communications technologies) features. In cooperation with Olympic Partner CocaCola, PyeongChang 2018 partners Samsung, KT, The North Face, and also ...
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