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Iran’s ‘best’ cyclist dies after Paralympics accident

    Iran’s ‘best’ cyclist dies after  Paralympics accident

Bahman Golbarnezhad, an Iranian cyclist, has died after being involved in a crash in the men’s C4/C5 road race at Rio paralympics. Masoud Ashrafi, secretary general of Iran’s National Paralympic

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Powerlifter Tijani wins Nigeria’s first medal at Rio Paralympics

    Powerlifter Tijani wins Nigeria’s first medal at Rio Paralympics

After three days of competition at the Rio 2016 paralympic games, Latifat Tijani, a power lifter, has won Nigeria its first silver medal. This contrasts with Nigeria’s performance at the

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After receiving UBN’s N30m, Dalung says Nigeria won’t leave Rio without medals

    After receiving UBN’s N30m, Dalung says Nigeria won’t leave Rio without medals

Solomon Dalung, minister of sports, says the efforts of the athletes competing at the ongoing Rio Olympic games will not be in vain, as they will not “leave Rio without

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Nigeria beat Croatia to claim first basketball win at Rio Olympics

    Nigeria beat Croatia to claim first basketball win at Rio Olympics

Nigeria earned its first win at the 2016 Olympics basketball tournament with a 90-76 defeat of Croatia on Saturday night. With the victory, D’Tigers, who are African champions, improved to

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Rio Olympics: Okagbare qualifies for 100m semi-finals

  Rio Olympics: Okagbare qualifies for 100m semi-finals

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare has qualified for the women’s 100m semi-finals at the ongoing Rio Olympics. She clocked 11.16 seconds to

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How the dream project of Nigerian House in Rio crumbled

  How the dream project of Nigerian House in Rio crumbled

Just before the start of the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympic Games, there was a plan to set up a Nigerian

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Soldier killed, journalists attacked as violence continues in Rio

  Soldier killed, journalists attacked as violence continues in Rio

Despite assurances of security by the Brazilian authorities, incidents of violence have continued to occur in Rio, the city hosting

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Nigerian journalists shocked over power outage in Rio

  Nigerian journalists shocked over power outage in Rio

For about an hour, a section of Maracana area of Rio de Janeiro experienced power outage, jolting some Nigerian journalists, who

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Olympics could be a big failure, Rio governor warns

  Olympics could be a big failure, Rio governor warns

Rio de Janeiro’s interim governor Francisco Dornelles on Tuesday admitted that the Olympic Games could be a big failure if

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Mikel, Ighalo, Iheanacho make Siasia’s Olympics list

  Mikel, Ighalo, Iheanacho make Siasia’s Olympics list

Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo, and Alex Iwobi, are in the 35-man Olympics list, which Samson Siasia, head coach of the U-23

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