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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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Zika Virus Fears: Leading Golfer says No to Rio

Zika Virus Fears: Leading Golfer says No to Rio

The 4th best golfer in the world, Rory Mcillroy has announced that he will not be competing this summer in Rio over fears of the Zika virus. The Zika virus is a mosquito borne virus, which has been linked to brain defects in newborn babies. In an interview Rory proclaimed: “My health and my family’s […]

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Libby’s ‘Road to Rio’: Part 2

Libby’s ‘Road to Rio’: Part 2

The recent Olympics headlines have been dominated by the debate on whether the Games should be cancelled because of the Zika virus. This virus is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Those affected are likely to experience a fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes. The illness is usually mild and […]

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Olympic Countdown

Olympic Countdown

  The Rio 2016 Olympics are still a few months away but the countdown is very much on. Last week a torch was lit in Olympia, where the games were originated, and already the flame has travelled from Greece across the Atlantic to Brazil – a journey of over 6000 miles. The flame was flown inside […]

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Libby’s ‘Road to Rio’

Libby’s ‘Road to Rio’

Very soon two mascots will be household names across the world. Tom and Vimicus will be the face of the 2016 Olympics that get underway in Rio on August 5th. Vimicusa represents a mixture of all the Brazilian animals. We are told he was born out of the explosion of joy that happened when they […]

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Whitlock & Fragapane win British all-around golds

Whitlock & Fragapane win British all-around golds

Whitlock’s score was better than the last world and Olympic gold-winning totals posted by Japan’s Kohei Uchimura

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South African Sprinter Ready for Rio

South African Sprinter Ready for Rio

A South African athlete has just registered a time of 9.98 seconds for the 100m but, not only that, has also demonstrated scorching pace in the 200 and 400m! In Bloemfontein, Wayde Van Niekirk achieved a personal best 19.94 in the 200m and then a 400m world title-winning 43.48. He is the first ever athlete to […]

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Dog Carnival in Rio

Dog Carnival in Rio

The Blocao or dressed up dogs festival attracts 100’s of pooches and their owners

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UK tipped to win 79 medals in Rio

UK tipped to win 79 medals in Rio

UK Sport believes that Team GB will manage to win 79 Olympic medals this summer in Rio and exceed their 2012 tally. Team GB won 65 medals in the London 2012 Olympics and 120 at the Paralympics. “If all Olympic stars play at their top quality level and make no mistakes, we could reach 79 […]

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Animals get ice creams to cope with heatwave

Animals get ice creams to cope with heatwave

At a zoo in Rio, animals have been eating ice lollies to cool off as the heat wave hits Brazil. Gorillas, monkeys and lots more animals have been eating ice cream and ice lollies when they get hot and over heat. Kindly zoo officials gave all the animals cold treats as temperatures soar. The animals […]