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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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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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Men’s 1500m Preview: Will it be a clean sweep for Kenyans ?

Men’s 1500m Preview: Will it be a clean sweep for Kenyans ?

Justin Lagat August 17, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated During the first round of the men’s 1500-metre heats, three of the fastest athletes in the field had seasonal best times of 3:29.33, 3:30.49 and 3:31.19 respectively; they

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As good as gold: Derek Drouin, 2016 Rio Olympic Games Champion

As good as gold: Derek Drouin, 2016 Rio Olympic Games Champion

Christopher Kelsall August 17, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated Maracana Stadium is a long way from kindergarten class and a makeshift basement high jump pit in small-town Ontario, but Derek Drouin had a seamless night on the

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