Sports

Paulo Amotun Lokoro of South Sudan Runs for Refugee Olympic Team

KAMPALA, UGANDA – When South Sudanese refugee Paulo Amotun Lokoro fled conflict from the country’s Western Equatoria state in 2006, little did he know he eventually would participate in international sports. He simply loved football, a game he usually played with fellow refugees at the massive Kakuma camp in northwestern Kenya. But his entrée to the highest echelon of sports …

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Messi wins first Copa America with Argentina

Lionel Messi ended his wait for a first major international title as Argentina beat Brazil in the Copa America final in Rio’s Maracana stadium. Messi, 34, dropped to the ground in joy at the full-time whistle and was swiftly mobbed by his team-mates, before being hurled in the air in celebration, as he finally claimed top-level honours with his country …

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Heartbreak for England as Italy win Euro 2020

England’s hopes of ending a 55-year wait for a major trophy were crushed in heartbreaking fashion as they lost 3-2 on penalties to Italy in the final of Euro 2020 at Wembley. Despite two saves by Jordan Pickford, missed penalties from Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka proved decisive.In their first men’s final since 1966 and playing in front …

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Nigeria beats USA in pre-Olympic basketball exhibition game

Nigeria stunned the United States in a pre-Olympic match on Saturday night in a game described as “one of the great upsets in international basketball history”. The 90-87 defeat, which came nine years after the former African champions lost by 83 points to the US at the 2012 Olympics in London, handed the Americans their first slump to an African …

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Accra to host the Maiden Edition of the West Africa International marathon

Accra, the capital city of Ghana will be the host of one of the biggest long-distance races in Ghana; the West Africa International Marathon (WAIM). The “West Africa International Marathon” would be under the auspices of Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Region II and Medivents Consult one of the leading organisers of marathons in the country. The event which would …

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Update on venue selection process for the coming FIFA World Cup 2026™

FIFA has been informed by Canada Soccer of the decision taken by the City of Montreal to withdraw from the venue selection process for the FIFA World Cup 2026™. FIFA would like to thank Montreal for its participation and all local stakeholders involved for their efforts. FIFA continues to work closely with the host associations of Canada, Mexico and the …

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High Quality Tennis Foundation helps Children in Ghana escape life’s racket

HIGH QUALITY TENNIS FOUNDATION (HQTF) is a sports nonprofit that has been helping young children to better themselves as athletes to become quality members of their society through playing tennis. Their programs and activities as a foundation are designed to be a catalyst that helps children achieve their full potential in life and to positively impact their peers and environments.   …

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Motorola officially partners with Olympic skeleton athlete Akwasi Frimpong

Motorola has added a new addition to its sports partnership portfolio: Olympic skeleton athlete Akwasi Frimpong. This partnership contributes to Motorola’s mission to support young people and to enable them to achieve their goals. Frimpong will now wear Motorola’s “batwing” logo on his suit and on his sled. He will also be present at various Motorola events throughout the year …

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