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Video: Bolt wins third straight 100m Olympic Gold

Jamaican Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three straight 100m gold medals at the Olympic Games as he stormed home in 9.81 seconds in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bolt, 29, beat America’s Justin Gatlin (9.89) to the precious medal to follow up his titles at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Gatlin got off from the block with a ...

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Don King denies “Rumble in the Jungle” II in Ghana

Legendary Boxing promoter, Don King, has clarified his staging of “Rumble in the Jungle” II in Ghana to celebrate the life of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. It will be recalled that Sports Minister, Nii Lantey Vanderpuije, in June announced the possible hosting of the event in Ghana. Don King, who has nurtured and promoted hundreds of world champions from across ...

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Rio 2016: Phelps extends his tally to 21 Olympic golds

Record-breaking Michael Phelps extended his tally to 21 Olympic gold medals as he won individual and team titles on day four at Rio 2016. The American, 31, comprehensively beat defending champion Chad le Clos in the 200m butterfly before he helped the US win the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay. “That’s a lot of medals,” said Phelps. “It’s just insane. It’s ...

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Rio: Ghana’s Amankwah fails to progress in 800m

Ghana’s Alex Amankwah became the fifth athlete to fail to progress in the men’s 800m at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. Alex placed seventh in his group of eight runners in heat 6, recording a time of 1:50.33. Brandon McBride of Canada, Marcin Lewandowski of Poland and Mark English from Ireland placed first, second and third respectively to ...

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Rio: Ghana’s swimmer Jackson places sixth

Ghana’s sole male swimmer at the Rio Olympics, Abieku Gyekye Jackson, could not qualify to the next round of the men’s 50metre freestyle swimming event after finishing 6th in his heat. The 16-year-old was hoping to improve on his personal best at the Rio Olympics but couldn’t with a time of 24.30 sec failing to qualify to the semifinals of ...

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Ghana’s Judoka Szogedi eliminated

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Ghana’s first ever female judoka, Szandra Szogedi, failed to advance from the round of 32 after her Brazilian opponent Mariana Silva eliminated her on Tuesday with 100 points. The 27-year-old first competed for Ghana some five years ago and took to the judo mat in the 63kg category in Rio. Szogedi’s qualification was confirmed at an event in Kazakhstan in ...

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Gyan missing in court over rape and sodomy case

Source: Ghanapoliticsonline.com Asamoah Gyan, who is a witness in the case to testify whether he raped and sodomized Sarah Kwablah, is missing in Court. It is to be noted that if Asamoah Gyan refuse to appear in Court, the court will consider whatever testimony Sarah as facts and for that matter, rule that Gyan indeed raped and sodomized her. CID ...

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Kevin-Prince Boateng signs one-year deal with Las Palmas

Source: Wires Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng has agreed to join UD Las Palmas. The 29-year-old, who played for AC Milan last season, has signed on for a year with an option for a further season. Boateng becomes Las Palmas boss Quique Setien’s fourth signing ahead of the 2016/17 La Liga campaign after Hélder Lopes, Mako Livaja and Michel Macedo. He ...

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