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August, 2016

  • 25 August

    US Suspend Women’s Goalkeeper For Calling Sweden Team Cowards

    By Adebayo Williams The United States Soccer President Sunil Gulati has said that women’s goalkeeper, Hope Solo, has been suspended for six months. The suspension is to serve as punishment for labelling her Swedish counterparts ‘a bunch of cowards’. Gulaiti said Solo’s comments are unacceptable and not of the standard …

  • 22 August

    #Rio2016: Dream Team VI To Get Hero’s Welcome

    By Adebayo Williams Bronze-winning Dream Team VI will get a hero’s welcome when they arrive the country from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Samson Siasia-led boys beat Honduras to win the bronze medal. The boys will  be received in Lagos on Monday night before another will be done in Abuja. …

  • 22 August

    #Rio2016: Chelsea Hail Bronze-Winning Mikel

    By Adebayo Williams Chelsea have hailed their Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel after he captained the Dream Team VI to a bronze medal finish at the just concluded Rio 2016 Olympics. The midfielder was the strong hold of the midfield, shielding the defence and aiding the attack.  “John Mikel Obi …

  • 22 August

    #Rio2016: Team Nigeria End Olympics With One Medal (See Full Table)

    By Adebayo Williams Team Nigeria could only win one medal, a bronze, at the just concluded Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. The country’s only medal was the bronze medal won by Dream Tean VI at the men’s football event on Saturday. The team had seen good chances of winning …

  • 20 August

    #Rio2016: Siasia’s Boys Beat Honduras To Win Bronze

    By Adebayo Williams Nigeria’s U-23 team defeated Honduras in their third place match on Saturday win the bronze medal of the men’s football event at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The Samson Siasia-led team took the lead in the 34th minute, Umar Sadiq the scorer. In the second half, the team …

  • 18 August

    Police Stop Two US Swimmers From Leaving Brazil Amid Robbery Investigation

    Brazilian police stopped two U.S. Olympic swimmers from boarding a flight home on Wednesday to question them about how they and two team mates were robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro at the weekend, after a judge raised doubts over their accounts. A third swimmer, James Feigen, is in …

  • 18 August

    #Rio2016: Brazilian Fans’ Boos Leave French Athlete In Tears

    By Adebayo Williams French pole vaulter Renaud Levillenie was reduced to tears after Brazilian fans booed him as he was being awarded his silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic games. Lavillenie had been booed by the crowd during Monday’s competition, as he battled Brazilian Thiago Braz da Silva for gold, …

  • 17 August

    #Rio2016: Germany End Nigeria’s Gold Medal Dreams

    By Adebayo Williams Germany ended Nigeria’s dream to replicate their Atlanta 96 feat in the men’s football event of the Rio 2016 Olympics on Wednesday. Klostermann and Petersen sealing the victory for the Germans. The team will now face Brazil, who earlier defeated Honduras, in the final of the event. …

  • 17 August

    Vegetable Seller Wins Brazil’s First Olympic Gold Medal

    By Adebayo Williams Robson Conceicao said he felt like he was still in a dream after he became the first Brazilian to win Olympic boxing gold on Tuesday in front of an exhilarated Rio crowd. The man who sold vegetables and popsicles on the streets as an impoverished child is now …

  • 17 August

    #Rio2016: Sweden’s Female Team Beat Brazil To Qualify For Final

    By Adebayo Williams The Swedes will play Germany, who beat Canada 2-0, at the Maracana on Friday. Brazil went closest to breaking the deadlock in second-half stoppage time but Formiga’s header was saved by keeper Helvig Lindahl. Both teams had a penalty saved before Lindahl blocked Andressa’s effort and Lisa Dahlkvist …

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