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When is the Games closing ceremony?

The Games closing ceremony takes place from 9am to 12:30pm on Monday 22 August AEST when organizers are promising a huge party where nothing “will be left out” except Brazil’s football legend Pele, who is not well enough to attend. After an opening ceremony that made extensive use of digital imagery to help keep costs down and send a circumspect message about climate change, ...

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Neymar gives Brazil first Olympic Football Gold

Neymar gives Brazil first Olympic Football Gold – in pictures   Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties to clinch the Gold medal at the final of the 2016 Rio Olympics men’s football tournament, after the game finished 1-1 in extra time. Captain Neymar opened the scoring in the first half with a free-kick, but Max Meyer was able to equalize ...

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Nigeria Clinches 78th Position as Dream Team VI Wins Bronze Medal

Nigeria has won its first medal of the Rio Olympic Games  in football to get on the Medal Table ranking 78th position, and as also equaled a record set by Hungary, East Germany and Serbia (as Yugoslavia) in 1972, 1976 and 1984 respectively. The Nigerian Dream Team VI led by Coach Samson Siasia  sealed a 3-2 victory over Honduras in the third place encounter ...

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D’Tigers beat Croatia; Is it enough to go into the last 8?

Nigeria’s D’Tigers is making its second Basketball appearance at the Olympics, and the Team has been fighting hard to keep alive the dream of achieving a higher feat in this competition. The fans are expecting a better performance in Rio than the team’s debut at the London 2012 Games. Going to the Olympics as African champions, the team will hope ...

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Here Are the Best-Performing Nigerian Athletes at Rio Olympics. The First Will Throw You Off Balance

Despite the odds, the most populous country in West Africa has its representatives at the current Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. These individuals have embarked on a national assignment to represent their country at the biggest sporting event in the world and hopefully, bring home the gold. Nigeria is participating in ten games at the Olympic Games this ...

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BREAKING: Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri Sets New Record At Rio Olympics (Updated)

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri reached the end of his road in table tennis games at the 2016 Rio Olympics after being defeated by the number one player worldwide Ma Long from China. The 27-year old Quadri, who had defeated German table tennis star, Timo Boll 4-2 in a qualifying match for the quarter-finals was beaten 4-0 by Long. Quadri had a ...

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Moments at the Opening Ceremony of Rio Olympics 2016 and the African Players to look out for.

Opening Ceremony in Pictures.   Opening Ceremony in Pictures. Opening Ceremony in Pictures.       Unveiling of the over 200 participating countries                          The Top 6 African Players to look out for; Etebo Oghenekaro is a Nigerian professional footballer, who plays as a Striker for Portuguese side CD ...

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