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VIDEO: Challenges facing Somali athletes in Rio

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Somalia has competed in the Olympics for more than four decades, but for the last three Games, it has sent just a couple of athletes and never won a medal. It’s Olympic history is a tragic one. Sprinter Samia Yusuf Omar, who ran at the...

Swimming: Phelps wins last relay gold as U.S. dominate

By Mark Trevelyan, Alan Baldwin and Mark Bendeich | RIO DE JANEIRO Olympics(Rio2016)Michael Phelps captured his 23rd and final Olympic gold medal on Saturday as the United States sealed a week of dominance in the pool by winning the men's and women's medley relays. Denmark's Pernille...

Rio 2016 Mo Farah wins 10000m gold Post Race Interview

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Olympics(Rio2016)Mo farah defended his 10,000m title and there were British golds in cycling and rowing in Rio. Gold medals never come easy, but Mo Farah’s third was harder than most. First Farah fell, and then he found himself in a fierce final sprint with Kenya’s...

Rio Olympics 2016: Mo Farah makes history by winning 10,000m gold

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Olympics{RIO2016}Gold medals never come easy, but Mo Farah’s third was harder than most. First Farah fell, and then he found himself in a fierce final sprint with Kenya’s Paul Tanui. Farah won in 27min 05.17sec, and by a little less than half a second....

Did BBC radio presenter go too far with ‘racist’ Somali Olympic sailing team joke?

Horndiplomat-A BBC radio presenter has made reference to Somalian pirates while discussing the Somali Olympic team's results at a sailing event in Rio . The joke was made on BBC Cumbria's late show with Ian Timms on Tuesday, August 9. But now it's being questioned whether...

Ethiopian swimmer struggles to finish 100m freestyle swimming heat

Ethiopian Olympic swimmer Robel Kiros Habte finished last in the Preliminary Men’s 100m Freestyle heats at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. The 24 year old was the only one of the 59 entrants in the heats not to complete the distance in under a minute. He...

Rio Olympics 2016

HorndiplomatDay 3 of the Olympics and Brazil's Rafaela Silva wins gold in women's -57kg judo, first gold medal for the host country.   Cupping has taken Rio by storm, thanks to Michael Phelps.  Plus, Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky moved on from a golden Sunday, somewhat creakily in...

Fencing: Hungary takes first gold as French wait goes on

Horndiplomat-Hungary took its third women's gold in Olympic fencing since 2000 as Emese Szasz bounced back from a first-match loss in London to beat Italy's twice world champion Rossella Fiamingo on Saturday. France came close to ending a long medal drought in Olympic fencing, but...

Twitter Reacts to the Olympic Refugees Team

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Horndiplomat-Twitter reacts to the first team of displaced refugees appearing at the opening ceremony in Rio.

Summer Olympics Begin With Uplifting Spectacle in Gritty Rio

By SIMON ROMERO Horndiplomat-The Summer Olympics, fraught with financial and political difficulties, began at the Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times RIO DE JANEIRO — If there was a nation in need of an uplifting spectacle at this moment, even...