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The rules were suspended in July, 2015, after Dutee Chand , an Indian female sprinter successfully challenged the rules before CAS. The gold medalist in the 800 meters will lead the South African athletes through Maracana Stadium, a clear statement from the South African Olympic Committee that it stand by its countrywoman.
  • Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles Gets Surprise Visit from Zac Efron

    Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles Gets Surprise Visit from Zac Efron

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    Biles has not been shy about her affection for Efron, telling NBC about the life-size Efron cardboard cutout she keeps in her room. She posted the moment to social media, naturally. "We were obviously nervous". But it was a bittersweet finale for the tiny American, a day after her record push for five golds at one Olympics came off balance on the beam.
  • Arsene Wenger on Leicester City and why midfielder Riyad Mahrez is outstanding

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    Robert Huth returns to the Leicester squad to face Arsenal on Saturday after completing his three-match ban. We knew he had a hamstring problem and our half-time was disturbed by injury problems. Join The Roar from 2:30am (AEST) for live scores. The striker scored a fantastic hat-trick last season at the King Power stadium in Arsenal's 5-2 drubbing of Leicester in September.
  • Is gymnast Simone Biles coming for Patrick Peterson's selfie record?

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    When Team USA asked gymnastics star Simone Biles to be the flag bearer for the team during the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics , it may have overlooked a simple matter of logistics - the flag is extremely large ... The ceremony was the culmination of a whirlwind two weeks for the gymnast. "Alright - if there was any doubt in your mind that a 4'9" gymnast from the United States owned the 2016 Olympics, you can safely put that doubt to rest.
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    Calcio Samp, la moglie di Cassano: "Antonio si cambia con i magazzinieri"

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    Il club ligure gli consentirebbe di rimanere sostanzialmente a Genova , non comportando problemi di natura logistica alla famiglia. È stata la moglie del calciatore Carolina Marcialis a confermarlo con un post su Twitter in cui ha scritto: " Antonio è contento di cambiarsi con i magazzinieri e lo farà tutto l'anno.".
  • Rio 2016: PV Sindhu wanted me to lose focus, says Carolina Marin

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    She takes the third set 21/15 and could fall to her knees, crying of happiness by her wonderful achievement - the first Spaniard and European to win an Olympic gold medal in women's singles. "He has done many sacrifices for me and I am really very thankful to him. All I can tell them is, 'hard luck, but well played'". India's badminton star PV Sindhu did a courageous effort to win a gold medal for India but ended up with silver medal in the women's singles badminton championship while her ...
  • Triumphant GB team arrive home after golden Rio Olympics success

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    The team's plane - which also ferried pole vaults, javelins, bicycles and a 6.7m sail back from Rio - was loaded with 77 extra champagne bottles and treats for team members, including three-course meals. The message from the Queen, who is on her summer break in Balmoral, read: "I offer my warmest congratulations to the athletes of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Commonwealth for their success at this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro".
  • Katie Ledecky wins gold in 800m freestyle by 11 seconds

    Katie Ledecky wins gold in 800m freestyle by 11 seconds

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    The 25-year-old was bested by American swimmer Katie Ledecky , who shattered the world record to claim gold with a time of 8:04.79. She raced to eight minutes, 4.79 seconds to lower the world record for the fifth time . "It's good consistency, I guess", she said nonchalantly. "I was so excited to get the call up today to be on this relay", said DiRado. Ledecky outpaced second-place finisher Boglarka Kapas of Hungary by nearly seven seconds.
  • Lazio, Felipe Anderson torna a Roma da campione olimpico

    Lazio, Felipe Anderson torna a Roma da campione olimpico

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    Appena ha visto i giornalisti l'ha tirata fuori e, fiero, se l'è messa al collo. Siamo riusciti a raggiungere questo traguardo molto importante. La finale? Contro la Germania è stata la notte più bella della mia vita. Adesso voglio solo concentrarmi sul campionato e pensare ad allenarmi duramente gia' da oggi - continua il classe '93 -. Non so se sarò già in campo con la Juventus, questa decisione spetta al mister ma io sono pronto.
  • Top water polo moments of the Rio Olympics

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    Thousands of fans braved strong winds and sporadic rains to watch the closing ceremony in iconic Maracana Stadium, a finale meant to be both one last bash and to take care of some business - namely signal the transition to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan.
  • Red Sox rookie Andrew Benintendi almost flips over wall to rob HR

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    Fulmer retired the first two hitters, but base hits by Sandy Leon and Brock Holt put runners on first and second. Benintendi is relatively new to left field - he's a center fielder by trade, this was his 21st career game in left - but that play made him look like a seasoned vet out there.