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2016 Olympics (1): It’s another Olympics quadrennial … Mary-Lou Retton reincarnates in more-daring and as lovable Simone Biles – Tola Adenle

August 4, 2016

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  All 4’8″, Simone Biles, all dressed up: A gymnast’s dazzling smile to match the outfit and a gold medal. Rio’s gold? Simone’s set to give her best! Already a megastar: Simone excites her Houston hometown Astros’ home crowd for the 4th of July game as the ceremonial first pitcher, a position reserved for celebrities […]

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Blogs elsewhere: Nigeria’s woeful Olympic performance – [Nigeria’s]PM News

August 16, 2012

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Nigeria’s forgettable and embarrassing outing at the recently-concluded Olympics has been widely written on in Nigeria and even overseas. One of the perennial reasons for failure was again in evidence as scores of officials went with a poorly-prepared and haphazardly put-together team.  The goal, as always, was for government officials to take allowances and travel […]

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