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Rio left to grapple with social realities as Olympic party moves to Tokyo

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Jordanian runner beaten by stray dog in marathon marked by drama

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South America’s first Olympic Games closes with Jamaica equalling Beijing medal haul

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Rio left to grapple with social realities as Olympic party moves to Tokyo | 8/23/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Rio de Janeiro returned to the cold reality of Brazil’s political crisis and recession yesterday after bringing a carnivalesque curtain down on its Olympics festival and passing the torch to Tokyo. After a 16-day extravaganza of sporting heroics from the likes of Olympics legends Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps, Brazil woke up to the hangover of su ...More


Jordanian runner beaten by stray dog in marathon marked by drama | 8/23/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) – Amid celebrations for the end of the Rio Olympics, few spared a thought for Jordan's Methkal Abu Drais who finished the marathon behind a Japanese comedian, a stray dog and an Argentinian running sideways.   It sounds like a punchline to a joke, but that's what happened as the 32-year-old army sergeant trotted home last in Sunday's race, fi ...More


Bad economy may spoil future plans for Rio's Olympic Park  | 8/22/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — The celebrations are done and the torch extinguished, but now that the Olympics are gone, Rio is left with questions about what will become of the city's plan to convert the Olympic Park into a bustling recreational district with luxury apartments and offices. Amid a continuing national recession, the consortium behind the park has sold less than 7 percent of ...More


France's Yoka follows fiancee to boxing gold | 8/22/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — France's Tony Yoka completed a romantic Olympic double yesterday, winning the super-heavyweight title just days after his fiancee had secured her own boxing gold medal. The 24-year-old from Paris -- the first Frenchman ever to win the Olympic super-heavyweight division -- outfoxed Britain's Joe Joyce to claim a split-points decision. After the victory Yoka so ...More


South America’s first Olympic Games closes with Jamaica equalling Beijing medal haul | 8/22/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Despite Jamaica’s success at the Rio Olympic Games, Maurice Wilson, the team’s technical leader, wants to see policies implemented that will enhance the performances. Jamaica finished with 11 medals, consisting of six gold, three silver and two bronze, and third on the athletics table behind the United States of America. The American scopped 32 meda ...More


US NBA stars rip Serbia for third gold in a row | 8/22/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Completing a third-consecutive unbeaten run to Olympic gold, the United States captured a sixth Games title with NBA talent in seven tries by routing Serbia 96-66 in yesterday’s final. Kevin Durant scored 30 points, while DeMarcus Cousins added 13 points and 15 rebounds as the US squad cruised to a 15th overall men’s basketball gold medal, ever ...More


Neymar crowned Samba King as hosts end on a high | 8/22/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Neymar sent Brazil into ecstasy as he clinched Olympic football gold and Mo Farah sealed a rare distance double-double in a pulsating final evening of track action in Rio on Saturday. Neymar swept home a brilliant free kick and scored a trademark stutter-run penalty to win a shoot-out against Germany as the hosts headed towards Sunday’s closing ceremo ...More


Brazil put ‘chokers’ tag to bed with volleyball gold | 8/22/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Brazil Captain Bruno said his side could no longer be accused of choking after beating Italy 3-0 to win men’s Olympic volleyball gold yesterday. After losing the last two finals in Beijing and London, Brazil reclaimed the title they’d won in Athens as they beat Italy 25-22, 28-26, 26-24 at the Maracazinho in Rio. A day after the Brazilian footba ...More


PHOTO: Olympics 2016 closes | 8/22/2016

Fireworks explode at the start of the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro last night. (PHOTO: AFP)More


Photo: Curtain! | 8/22/2016

Brazil’s national flag is projected onto the playing field during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro yesterday. (Photo: AFP)More



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