'My life really changed after the Olympics'

'My life really changed after the Olympics'

Judoka Popole Misenga — one of the stars of the refugee team at the Rio 2016 Games — lives with his partner and children in the Bras de Pina favela in the northern part of the sprawling Brazilian city. It’s a place that on some days isn’t safe enough for him to go on a training jog through the streets sometimes frequented by drug dealers and the occasional presence of police. But Misenga, who ran away from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) team camp at the 2013 World Championships, remains…

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Greatest All Black of the 20th century, Colin Meads, dies aged 81

Greatest All Black of the 20th century, Colin Meads, dies aged 81

Posted August 20, 2017 14:35:41 Photo: Colin Meads served as New Zealand team manager during the 1995 World Cup. (Reuters: Juda Ngwenya) One of the greatest players in the history of rugby union, New Zealand’s Sir Colin Meads has died, aged 81. Meads, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2016, was a second-row forward who played 55 Tests for the All Blacks from 1957 to 1971. The Pine Tree, labelled as such for his massive presence within his teams, captained the side 11 times, including in his final four…

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The secrets to winning golf's Solheim Cup

The secrets to winning golf's Solheim Cup

The Brit won three of her head-to-head encounters in the 2015 edition and has helped Europe to three trophies since making her debut in the competition in 1998. The Solheim Cup is the premier team competition in women’s golf, pitting the finest European and American golfers against each other. This year’s event tees off at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa on August 18 where Matthew, serving as both a player and a vice captain for Team Europe, will likely have plenty of advice to offer her…

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