Dissecting USA 1-1 (P) Sweden

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A shocking result in Brasilia meant celebration for Sweden, and heartbreak for the United States. The USWNT came into the Olympic Tournament heavily favored and expected to make it at least to the gold medal match, a feat they had accomplished at every Olympiad prior to the current one. Instead they

Russia banned as state-sponsored doping tarnishes sport

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RUSSIA have received a blanket ban against competing at the Paralympic games after acts of state-sponsored doping. Following the IOC’s decision to permit Russian competitors under their nation's flag, the government has now been penalised by the IPC in the build up the Paralympics games, which they will play no part in. In

Should the Olympics be Considered Golf’s ‘Fifth Major’?

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Golf has returned to the Olympics for the first time since 1904, where Canadian, George Lyon, took home the gold medal. Golf’s long awaited return to the pinnacle of sports competitions has sparked a debate as to whether the Olympics should or will be considered golf’s ‘fifth major’. Due to recent

Team GB announces hockey squad for Rio

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Great Britain’s hockey team for the Olympics has officially been announced on the England Hockey website, hosting an array of accomplished names. Team GB Chef de Mission, Mark England, said in a press release: “I’m very proud to be able to welcome hockey players from both the men’s and women’s squads to

Alexander Popov

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Once upon a time there was a little boy who was afraid of water.  His father, concerned that this hydrophobia might impact on to other aspects of his son’s life insisted that he went to the local swimming pool and learned how to swim. The rest is history.  The frightened little