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Rio 2016: American shooter Rhode wins record sixth medal in six Games

Rio 2016: American shooter Rhode wins record sixth medal in six Games

Rhode, who lives near Los Angeles and whose parents own property near San Bernardino, said new gun laws passed in California in the wake of that attack do more harm than good. In the stands was International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, his presence signalling the importance of Rhode's historic moment. The shooting sports are no different than any other sport and the qualities of shooting champions are the same qualities we value from other great athletes: dedication, ...



Messi says he will again play for Argentina's national team

Argentina has lots of good choices and we will wait until after I speak by phone to all players. Lionel Messi is set to make a return to the Argentina setup following his retirement after the Copa America. At the time, Messi said: "It's been four finals, I tried". The AFA, which had been led by Julio Grondona since the 1970s, has been in turmoil since his death in 2014.


Kenyan coach sent home after posing as athlete for drug test

Kenyan coach sent home after posing as athlete for drug test

Anzrah was also coach to the African members of Team Refugee, the 10-member squad competing under the Olympic flag. "We can not tolerate such behaviour", Kip Keino , chairman of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock), told the Reuters news agency.


Wiggins appears to be feeling strain despite qualifying fastest in team pursuit

Wiggins appears to be feeling strain despite qualifying fastest in team pursuit

The six-discipline omnium in which Cavendish has been selected, and placed sixth in at March's Track World Championships in London, is something of a lottery. "I'm not interested in silver or bronze - the golds are the only ones that matter". Confidence was boosted by results at March's Track World Championships in London, but only two of the five gold medals won were in Olympic events.



Great Britain clock world record in women's team pursuit qualifying

New Zealand's team sprint silver medallist Eddie Dawkins said the fast times were not surprising. The performance of the team sprint squad was something of a surprise. They finished in 3:51.943. He had a dispute with commissaires on Thursday ahead of the qualification ride, when officials summoned him to measure his height.