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Usain Bolt stripped of one of his gold medals

Usain Bolt stripped of one of his gold medals

One of the most decorated athletes of all time, Usain Bolt, has been stripped of his 4x100m relay medal as his teammate and close friend, Nesta Carter, has been tested positive for a banned substance. Carter was one of 454 selected doping samples retested by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last year and has been found to […]

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Local gymnast picks her top performers

Local gymnast picks her top performers

Ruby is in her second year as a Young Journalist. Being a very keen gymnast, here she picks her two stand-out performers of the year.   19-year-old Simone Biles is an African American gymnast considered by many to be the greatest female gymnast ever. With four Olympic gold medals, Biles set a new American record for […]

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Usain Bolt’s retirement will rattle athletics

Usain Bolt’s retirement will rattle athletics

 After eight memorable years, Usain Bolt’s Olympic career is officially at an end and what a stint it has been. From his burst onto the scene in 2008 to affirming his legendary status in 2012 to achieving sporting immortality in 2016, it’s been incredible. However, all good things must come to an end. Athletics is […]

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‘Giant killers’ GB beat China in Olympic medal table  

‘Giant killers’ GB beat China in Olympic medal table  

  Great Britain has surprisingly beaten China to 2nd in the Olympic medal table. The so-called giant killers ended their successful Olympic campaign on 27 golds, 23 silvers and 17 bronzes. It has been an Olympic fiesta, as Great Britain hasn’t had that many medals in 108 years! GB is also the only host nation […]

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2008 Olympics: Relentless record breaking

2008 Olympics: Relentless record breaking

2008 Summer Games Host: Beijing, China Medal table winner: China       Held between August 8th and 24th, the 2008 games saw the Olympics travel to the world’s most populated nation, China, for the very first time. It proved one of the most ambitious and expensive summer games in Olympic history. With groundbreaking facilities […]

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2004 Olympics: Athens hosts again

2004 Olympics: Athens hosts again

  2004 Summer Games Host: Athens, Greece Medal table winner: United States of America       Held between August 13th and 29th, the 2004 games saw the modern Olympics return to its birthplace of Athens. In memory of the inaugural tournament in 1896, the original Panathenaic stadium was used for archery and ancient Olympia […]

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2000 Olympics: Cathy Freeman’s golden moment

2000 Olympics: Cathy Freeman’s golden moment

2000 Summer Games Host: Sydney, Australia Medal table winner: United States of America     Held between September 15th and October 1st, the 2000 games saw the Olympics return to Australia for the first time in 44 years. The country’s most famous city trumped Manchester and Beijing in the bidding process to recreate the honour […]

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1996 Olympics: Centenary celebrations

1996 Olympics: Centenary celebrations

1996 Summer games Host: Atlanta, United States of America  Medal table winner: United States of America       Held between July 19th and August 4th, the 1996 games saw the centenary celebrations of the modern Olympic games. As the last tournament in the 20th century, Atlanta was chosen as the city to hark back […]

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Chris Froome deserves greater credit

Chris Froome deserves greater credit

This week saw Chris Froome seal his third Tour de France title in style. With his arms around the Team Sky squad down the Champs-Elysees, there was little doubting that the Brit deserved the victory. In fact, the confirmation of the hat trick went a long way in asserting his dominance of cycling’s toughest competition. […]

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1992 Olympics: Spanish sporting spirit

1992 Olympics: Spanish sporting spirit

1992 Summer Games Host: Barcelona, Spain Medal table winner: Olympic unified team   Held between July 25th and August 9th, the 1992 games saw Spain host as the Olympic carnival shuffled towards the new millennium. With the Iberian nation hosting the games for the very first time, Barcelona proved the hub of a successful albeit […]

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