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    World Rio Olympics: Ex-governor Says He Paid $2m Bribe – Leadership Newspaper

    A former governor of Rio de Janeiro says he helped pay a $2m (£1.6m) bribe to secure the Olympic Games for the Brazilian city in 2016.> Sérgio Cabral told a judge the payment was made to secure votes in the decision-making meeting in 2009. He said that Carlos … Read more via Leadership...
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    Sports Christine Ohuruogu confirms retirement from athletics – The Guardian Newspaper

    The former Olympic and world 400 metres champion Christine Ohuruogu has announced her retirement from athletics. The 34-year-old, who secured Olympic gold at Beijing 2008, silver in London four years later, and won world titles in 2007 and 2013, had indicated last year that this season would be...
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    Sports Nigeria’s Paralympics Team Returns to Rousing Welcome [See PHOTOS]

    Nigeria’s Paralympics athletes have returned to the country after setting a world records. The team, which won a Nigerian-record 8 gold medals at the Rio Paralympic games, arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Sunday evening to the scores of well wishers who sang and...
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    Sports Mikel Obi - I Spent More Than £30,000 On Nigeria's Dream Team During Rio Olympics [VIDEO]

    Super Eagles Captain, John Mikel Obi has disclosed that he spent over £30,000 in catering for the Dream Team VI in the just concluded Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Speaking to Goal.com, the Chelsea Star said, ''I think if we talk about the money that I put into the team I think it...
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    Sports Dalung Has Apologised To Me – Siasia

    Coach of the bronze winning U-23 national football team at the Rio Olympics, Samson Siasia has said he no longer habours any ill-feelings for the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung for labelling him a ‘Human trafficker’ because “he has apologised to me”. Widely travelled BBC World Football...
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    Sports President Buhari Proud of Nigeria’s Performance in Rio Olympics - Dalung

    Youth and Sports Development minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung yesterday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari was happy with the performance of Team Nigeria at the just concluded 2016 Olympic Games. Rising from his meeting with the president whom he had gone to brief on the outcome of...
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    Sports Rio Olympics: Sports Ministry Begins Probe of NFF

    The Ministry of Youth and Sports has begun probe into the expenditures of the Nigeria Football Federation at the just concluded Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. Authoritative sources told New Telegraph that the Minister, Solomon Dalung, on Monday ordered the General Secretary of the federation...
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    Sports Rugby Coach Who Led Fiji To First Ever Olympic Medal Gifted 3 Acres of Land

    44-year-old Englishman, Ben Ryan who led Fiji's Rugby team to Olympic glory in Rio and delivered the island nation's first ever medal has been rewarded with three acres of land. In addition, he has been honoured with a traditional chief's name, Ratu Peni Raiyani Latianara. Fiji's gold...
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    Sports Siasia Reveals How Much Each Player Received From $390,000 Japanese Money

    Coach of the Nigerian U-23 team that won Bronze in the just concluded Olympic games Samson Siasia has explained how the money given to them by Japanese Plastic surgeon and billionaire Katsuya Takasu was shared. The doctor had given the team $390,000 to share for winning the bronze medal...
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    Sports Who Have They Helped? – Siasia Blasts NFF, Nigerian Senate

    Coach of the Nigerian U-23 team that won Bronze in the just concluded Olympic games Samson Siasia has reacted angrily to comments by NFF and Nigerian senate leadership over the $390,000 his team received from Japanese doctor, Katsuya Takasu. The doctor had given the team $390,000 to share for...
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    Sports Olympian Sells Rio Medal To Save 3-year-old Boy Battling With Cancer

    Poland’s Piotr Malachowski has sold the silver medal he won at the recently-concluded Rio 2016 Olympics to offset the treatment of a 3-year-old cancer patient. Malachowski Malachowski won a silver medal in the discus throw in Rio de Janiero last week, one of just 11 medals won by his...
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    Sports Nigeria Players, Officials Yet to Get Allowances Days After Rio Olympics

    Players and officials of the Nigeria Olympic Eagles are yet to receive their remaining allowances after winning bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Nigeria U-23 side last Saturday, August 20 beat Honduras in the third-place match to win football bronze at Rio 2016. The team coach...
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    Sports ‘You Are a Disappointment To This Country’ - Mikel’s Father Blasts Presidency

    Pa Michael Obi, father of the national Under-23 team captain Mikel Obi, has expressed his disappointment over the treatment of the team after winning bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Mikel Pa Obi said that he had expected his son to lead the team to the country to be given a rapturous...
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    Sports Rio Olympics: It's Wrong for Mikel, Siasia to Accept $390,000 Gift- Nigerian Senate

    Chairman of the Nigeria Senate Committee on Sports, Senator Joe Obinna Ogba (PDP, Ebonyi), on Thursday said it isn't right for the Nigerian Olympic team to accept a $390,000 gift from Japanese surgeon Dr. Katsuya Takasu. According to him, it was wrong of the team to receive the money because...
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    Sports Why There Was No Fund For Rio Athletes – Sports Minister, Dalung Opens Up

    The Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung has disclosed the reason why the ministry is short of cash which led which also affected the way preparations for the 2016 Olympics. The minister who spoke with Punch in Brazil disclosed that part of the problem he inherited was the practical...
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    Sports Ethiopian Athlete, Lilesa Fails To Return Home Days After Rio Olympics

    Ethiopian marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa, who made headlines at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Sunday for an act of protest while crossing the finish line, will not return to his home country over fears of reprisal. Lilesa Lilesa, who won the silver medal, was not on board the flight carrying...
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    Sports Siasia Reveals More on Clash With Sports Minister, Dalung at Rio Olympics

    Despite making up with the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, coach Samson Siasia has admitted he does not know how he offended the Minister. “The whole thing surprised me”, Siasia said in Johannesburg, while on a stopover to connect the final leg of...
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    Sports How Mikel Obi Will Spend $190,000 Japanese Doctor’s Gift

    Captain of Nigeria’s Dream Team VI John Obi Mikel has revealed how his $190,000 share of the Japanese Doctor’s gift will be disbursed. Recall that Katsuya Takasu, a Japanese surgeon made good his promise to reward the team for their bravery in Rio after they beat Honduras 3-2 for the bronze...
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    Sports Rio 2016: 10 Unbelievable Things That Happened at The Olympic Games

    The Olympic Games can often seem bizarre, It’s not just the sports that have us doing a double take – all kinds of weird and wonderful things can occur. Rio 2016 appears to have thrown up more strange, unpredictable and eye-raising moments than any other Games in recent memory. From an oiled...
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    Sports Japanese Prime Minister Dresses as Super Mario at Olympics Closing Ceremony [VIDEO]

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a prompt appearance at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics, and to the crowd’s delight, he was dressed as Super Mario. Noting he would be “late” for his presentation in Rio, Abe thought of a wild idea to welcome the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. As seen...
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