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RIO 2016 — Neymar is heading for great heights even though he’s still only 24, says Rogerio

KEIR RADNEDGE in RIO DE JANEIRO: Neymar left no doubt about what Brazil’s Olympic gold medal triumph meant to him in the aftermath of the shootout victory over Germany in Maracana. Brazil’s captain not only led the celebrations but could no bear to leave the ...
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RIO 2016: Hrubesch: A great experience. We have to take the Olympic football tournament more seriously in future

KEIR RADNEDGE in RIO DE JANEIRO: Coach Horst Hrubesch expressed only pride in his German team after their shootout defeat following a 1-1 extra-time draw against hosts Brazil in the Olympic Games football final in Maracana. Hrubesch, who retires later this year from the German DFB, ...
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RIO REDEMPTION . . . Fairytale climax as Neymar penalty wins a first-ever Olympic football gold for Brazilian hosts

KEIR RADNEDGE in RIO DE JANEIRO —- Brazil’s Olympic Games reached a triumphant climax – at least for their fans – when captain Neymar rapped home their decisive fifth kick in a penalty shootout after a high-tension gold medal final against the old foes from Germany ...
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RIO 2016 — Nigeria defy late Honduras fightback to claim football bronze

BELO HORIZONTE: Nigeria withstood a late fightback from Honduras to claim the bronze medal in the Olympic Games men’s football tournament with a 3-2 win in the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte. Coach Samson Siasia’s side enjoyed a three-goal advantage shortly before the hour thanks ...
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Extinguished . . . the Maracana cauldron

Rio 2016 . . . A watershed Games if the IOC is serious about wanting to learn the lessons

KEIR RADNEDGE COMMENTARY —- Rio de Janeiro is not London or Lausanne or Los Angeles; Brazil is not Britain or Switzerland or the United States. This may appear self-evident. But the image of the 2016 Olympic Games was significantly discoloured by some patronising arrogance from ...
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Brazil are back! Now we can look with confidence to a bright new dawn, says Olympic hero coach

KEIR RADNEDGE in RIO DE JANEIRO —- Brazil, having regained footballing pride after two years in purgatory imposed by the Mineirazo, can now start to pull their weight again with confidence on the international football scene. At least, that was how coach Rogerio Micale interpreted ...
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RIO 2016 — Japan PM plays super part in waving Olympic host flag for 2020

CHRISTIAN RADNEDGE in RIO DE JANEIRO: Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe stole the show at the Rio 2016 Olympic Closing Ceremony by appearing dressed as computer game character Super Mario in Tokyo 2020′s brief segment. After the official handover of the Olympic flag from Rio mayor ...
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RIO 2016 — These have been iconic Games, says positive president IOC Bach

KEIR RADNEDGE in RIO DE JANEIRO: Thomas Bach has hailed the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as “iconic” — a variation on the theme of FIFA presidents who always label each successive football World Cup as the “greatest ever.” Bach was summing up the fortnight at ...
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RIO 2016 – Bolt runs into Olympic history by making it nine golds out of nine

RIO DE JANEIRO: Usain Bolt made Olympic history by completing an unprecedented ‘triple-triple’ of nine sprint gold medals from Beijing 2008, London 2012 and now Rio 2016. The Jamaican Bolt ran the final leg in the men’s 4x100m relay to help his team and coungtry ...
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