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Hickey to be placed under house arrest in Rio

Hickey to be placed under house arrest in Rio

Christopher Kelsall August 30, 2016 0

From Inside the Games A judge in Rio de Janeiro has recommended that Patrick Hickey is released from prison and placed under house arrest. According to Irish broadcaster RTE, judge Fernando Antonio de Almeida cited the

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Olympic silver medallist fails to return home from Rio 2016 after political gesture during marathon

Olympic silver medallist fails to return home from Rio 2016 after political gesture during marathon

Christopher Kelsall August 25, 2016 0

From Inside the Games Olympic silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa has not returned home from Rio 2016 after he made a public gesture of defiance against the regime in his native Ethiopia when crossing the line

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Hickey warned he could spend three months in Rio jail before investigation into Olympic tickets scam comes to court

Hickey warned he could spend three months in Rio jail before investigation into Olympic tickets scam comes to court

Christopher Kelsall August 24, 2016 0

From Inside the Games International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Patrick Hickey is still being held in jail until further notice here after police claim to have uncovered email trails between him and Marcus Evans, the

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Successful Olympic Games for Global Sports Communications

Successful Olympic Games for Global Sports Communications

Christopher Kelsall August 21, 2016 0

Global Sports Communications Team Global Sports Communication looks back on very successful Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Our athletes have won a total of 15 medals, from which 6 gold, 6 silver and 3

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Rio Olympic Marathon: Kipchoge wins, Lelisa protests, Rupp for bronze and Gillis surprises

Rio Olympic Marathon: Kipchoge wins, Lelisa protests, Rupp for bronze and Gillis surprises

Christopher Kelsall August 21, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Justin Lagat predicted that Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge will likely win the 2016 Rio Olympic marathon. On the surface it appears to be an easy prediction, but anything can and

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Bach claims no public funding used for Rio 2016 despite bailout as pays tribute to “iconic Games”

Bach claims no public funding used for Rio 2016 despite bailout as pays tribute to “iconic Games”

Christopher Kelsall August 21, 2016 0

From Inside the Games International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has claimed no public funding was spent on Rio 2016 and these Games will be remembered as a turning point in leaving a “much

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An emotional day for Canadians: Mo Ahmed, Gord Downie and Melissa Bishop, all class

An emotional day for Canadians: Mo Ahmed, Gord Downie and Melissa Bishop, all class

Christopher Kelsall August 21, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Today was an emotional day for Canadians. Toronto’s Mohammed Ahmed, the national record holder in the 5,000-metre event made the Olympic final. Today he raced and acquitted himself well.

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Patrick Hickey taken to notorious Brazilian prison

Patrick Hickey taken to notorious Brazilian prison

Christopher Kelsall August 20, 2016 0

From Inside the Games Ireland’s Patrick Hickey has been denied bail and appears likely to remain in a notorious maximum security prison over the weekend as an investigation continues both here in Brazil and in

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Evan Dunfee all class, De Grasse medals again

Evan Dunfee all class, De Grasse medals again

Christopher Kelsall August 20, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated  The big news in athletics today was about disqualifications. The U.S. 4 x 100-metre relay team was disqualified, while a Japanese racewalker was DQ’d, then later reinstated after

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Usain Bolt symbolically passes the torch to Andre De Grasse

Usain Bolt symbolically passes the torch to Andre De Grasse

Christopher Kelsall August 19, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Today, Usain Saint Leo Bolt of Trelawny Parish, Jamaica undoubtedly elevated his stature to the annals reserved for only the greatest sportspersons of all-time. Oh how the sport of

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