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Amantle Montsho: Botswana’s First Olympic Medalist?

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-4)
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Amantle Montsho says she has her eyes set on London, where she hopes to become the first athlete from Botswana to win an Olympic medal. The 400 meter specialist has already won world, African and Commonwealth titles, but it’s Olympic gold she craves the most. Montsho, who turns 29 on July 4th, won Botswana’s first […]

Didier Drogba Packs His Bags For Shanghai

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 1:11 pm (UTC-4)

Ivorian football star Didier Drogba says he’s looking forward to a new challenge and experiencing a new culture in China. The 34-year-old Drogba has signed a two-year contract with Shanghai Shenhua club that will reportedly make him China’s highest-paid player. Financial terms were not announced, but local Chinese news reports say the two-time African Footballer […]

London’s Olympic Stadium To Become A British Meadow

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-4)

The artistic director of the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony is promising to transform the Olympic Stadium into a British meadow on July 27th. Danny Boyle says the festivities will include fields, cows, ducks, horses and a game of village cricket. During a briefing in the British capital, Boyle said, “this land 200 years […]

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Rudisha Ready For London Olympics

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 2:53 pm (UTC-4)
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World record holder David Rudisha is in great form ahead of next month’s Olympics in London, where he’ll be the favorite to win his first Olympic gold medal in the 800 meters. Competing for the first time in the United States over the weekend, the 23-year-old Kenyan blew away the field at the Adidas Grand […]

Meb Keflezighi Runs For More Olympic Glory

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 3:41 pm (UTC-4)
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Meb Keflezighi after winning 2009 New York City Marathon Meb Keflezighi ran in his adopted hometown of San Diego June 3rd and successfully defended his title in the city’s annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, clocking one hour, three minutes and 11 seconds. It was a good Olympic tune-up race for the 37-year-old Keflezighi, who […]

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