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Margarita Mamun takes her place

Rio de Janeiro Aug 20, 2016: After four years as the perennial silver medallist in international competition, Margarita Mamun finally got her golden moment. On the Olympic stage in Rio Mamun surpassed teammate Yana Kudryavtseva, who had gone undefeated at the World Championships since her senior debut in 2013. The 20-year-old succeeds

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Water Polo, Men’s Final – And finally: it’s Serbia!

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 20, 2016: Water Polo, After twenty years of trying, Serbia finally made it. They had three bronzes and a silver in the past four editions, but now they got rid of their Olympic demons. After a shaky start in the prelims, they blew away all their rivals in

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Rio’s remarkable record week

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 20, 2016: The 206th IAAF Council Meeting was held today (20) and was chaired by IAAF President Sebastian Coe, who summed up a week of outstanding performances in the Olympic Stadium and on the roads of Rio de Janeiro. Three world records and the triple triple The athletics

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China crowned champions in Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 20, 2016: The spectacular Zhu Ting propelled China to a 3-1 (19-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-23) victory over Serbia to claim the gold medal of the women’s volleyball tournament at Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday at Maracanazinho. Zhu, who was selected the Most Valuable Player, finished as the

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Unbeatable Usain Bolt signs off

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 20, 2016: Jamaica successfully defended their 4x100m relay title with surprise challengers Japan taking silver. Usain Bolt finished his brilliant Olympic career with a sweep of the three sprint Golds in Rio. Today his 30th birthday, Bolt ran the anchor leg as the Jamaicans won in 37.27 to

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USA claim sixth consecutive gold medal

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 20, 2016: The USA topped the podium of the Women’s Olympic Basketball Tournament for a sixth consecutive time after beating Spain, 101-72, in Saturday’s Gold Medal Game at Carioca Arena 1. The Americans have finished on the top step of the podium in the competition at every Olympics

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IOC sanctions Evgeniia Kolodko for failing anti-doping test at London 2012

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 20, 2016: The protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. To provide a level playing field for all clean athletes

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Golden ending for multi-medallists at Lagoa as canoe sprints

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 20, 2016: multi-medallists, Danuta KOZAK (HUN) became the first female paddler to win three gold medals at a single Olympic Games, winning the women’s kayak four (K4) 500m to add to her gold medals in the women’s kayak double (K2) 500 and kayak single (K1) 500m. Behind the

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Mossely wins Lightweight gold

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 219, 2016: Mossely wins Lightweight gold, Estelle Mossely won Olympic gold on Friday afternoon to cap a brilliant year for the French Lightweight (60kg). It was a gripping final, with China’s Yin Junhua powering into an early lead before Mossely dug deep to deliver a memorable turnaround. The

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Mamun tops Kudryavtseva in qualification

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 19, 2016: Undefeated in the All-around at the past three World Championships, Yana Kudryavtseva was expected to reign in Rio. Instead, at the end of the qualification round, the 18-year-old Russian sits second behind countrywoman Margarita Mamun in a reversal of the hierarchy the two have established at