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‘Lightning’ Strikes Thrice As Usain Bolt Completes 100m Hat-Trick

‘Lightning’ Strikes Thrice As Usain Bolt Completes 100m Hat-Trick

Aug 15 - Usain Bolt roared into Olympic history here Sunday, capturing an unprecedented third consecutive 100m crown to confirm his place in the pantheon of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen. The 29-year-old Jamaican legend, competing in his final Olympics, powered over the line in 9.81sec, vanquishing drug-tainted American rival Justin Gatlin who took silver with Andre...

Ethiopian breaks 10,000m World Record at Rio games

Ethiopian breaks 10,000m World Record at Rio games

Aug 12 - In a stunning women's 10,000m championship, Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana shattered the world record by running 29:17.46 to win 10K gold at the Olympic Games. Silver was earned by Vivian Cheruiyot in 29:32.53, and bronze was claimed by defending Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba, who closed in 29:42.56. U.S. Olympic Trials champion Molly Huddle finished sixth overall, and broke the American...

Australia’s Brett Lee stars in Bollywood movie

Australia’s Brett Lee stars in Bollywood movie

Aug 11 - One of the fastest bowlers in cricket history has made an unlikely career move - starring in a romantic comedy. The film UnIndian was shot in Sydney and will open across 300 screens on the cricket-mad sub-continent after a red-carpet premiere on 19 August. Australian cricket legend Brett Lee plays an English teacher who falls in love...

An Olympic swimmer is being body shamed

An Olympic swimmer is being body shamed

Aug 11 - People are being downright unkind to an Ethiopian swimmer, body-shaming him for having what, in one of the more charitable comments, is called a dad bod. Robel Kiros Habte swam in the men's 100-meter freestyle heats on Tuesday and finished last in the three-swimmer heat. Overall, he finished last among the 59 competitors in the eight heats...

The most lovable athlete at the Rio Olympics

The most lovable athlete at the Rio Olympics

Aug 10 - There are lots of great athletes at the Rio Olympics ― Lilly King, Michael Phelps, Simone Biles. The list goes on. But the best Olympian this time around doesn’t represent the U.S.A. She hasn’t even won a gold medal. But neither of those things matter. For there is no one as great, as funny and as instantly...

Russian official brands Paralympic ban as ‘filthy and inhumane’

Russian official brands Paralympic ban as ‘filthy and inhumane’

Aug 8 - A Russian diplomat has described the decision to ban their Paralympics team from the Rio Games next month as 'filthy and inhumane'. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova posted an angry response on Facebook to the International Paralympic Committee's decision to suspend the Russian team because of a state-run doping programme uncovered in a recent World Anti-Doping Agency...

Australia lose two openers after dismissing Sri Lanka for 281

Australia lose two openers after dismissing Sri Lanka for 281

Brydon Coverdale ESPNcricinfo Galle, August 4: A wicket fell from the first ball of the first innings of this Test. A wicket fell from the second ball of the second innings. Ten others tumbled throughout the opening day in Galle, where Mitchell Starc’s reverse swing was just as much of a weapon as the anticipated turn on a very dry...

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