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Algerian Olympian Makhloufi Bounces Back

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 4:13 am (UTC-4)
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Algeria’s Taoufik Makhloufi won the gold medal in the 1500 meters Tuesday night in what’s being described as one of the most remarkable recoveries at the London Olympics. The 24-year-old Makhloufi won his country’s first medal at the Games only 24 hours after being disqualified from the Olympics and then reinstated. “It’s the will of […]

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Ethiopia’s Tiki Gelana Wins Olympic Women’s Marathon

Posted August 5th, 2012 at 10:44 am (UTC-4)
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London’s iconic landmarks and quickly changing weather were both on display in Sunday’s Olympic women’s marathon, which was won by Ethiopia’s Tiki Gelana in an Olympic record 2:23:07. The field of 118 runners started the race in a light rain. After about an hour of competition, the sun appeared and steam rose off the streets, […]

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Young Olympians From Malawi and Seychelles Make Splash

Posted August 1st, 2012 at 6:01 am (UTC-4)
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Two of the youngest Olympians here in London are swimmers from Malawi and the Seychelles. Joyce Tafatatha and Aurelie Fanchette, both 14, are delighted to be competing in their first Olympic Games. Fanchette swam Monday (July 30) in the women’s 200 meters freestyle heats. Even though her time (2:23.49) was almost 30 seconds slower than […]

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