– – Elaine Thompson-Herah became the second-fastest woman in history as she beat fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to retain her Olympic 100m title. The 29-year-old ran 10.61 seconds, a new Olympic record and just 0.12secs short of the world record set by the US’ Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988. Shericka Jackson completed a Jamaican one-two-three in Tokyo with a time of 10.76, 0.02 behind Fraser-Pryce. Great Britain’s Daryll Neita finished eighth in 11.12. “I have been struggling with my injury back and forth,” Thompson-Herah told BBC Sport after victory. – –…Read More
– – Zambia’s women football team, the Copper Queens on Wednesday lost 10-3 in their Olympic debut, to European champions the Netherlands. Zambia however did put up a fight at the Miyagi Stadium with their captain Barbra Banda scoring an impressive hat-trick. The Zambian team is ranked 104th in the world and are the only female team from Africa in the competition. There have been reactions on social media over the outcome of the match. zambia just scored three against the world cup runner ups. but you’ll never see anyone…Read More
– – Two South Africa footballers have become the first competitors to test positive for coronavirus in the athletes’ village in Tokyo – five days before the start of the Olympic Games. Meanwhile, six athletes and two staff members from Team GB’s athletics team are self-isolating after being identified as close contacts of an individual who tested positive on their flight to Japan on 15 July. South Africa’s Football Association confirmed Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi as their positive cases. The South Africa football team’s video analyst Mario Masha also tested…Read More
The kidnapped president of the Libyan Olympic Committee was freed Sunday, a week after he was seized, the country’s state news agency reported.
It is not clear who kidnapped Ahmad Nabil al-Alam or why.
Security officials are debriefing him to learn more about the identity and motive of his kidnappers, said Hashem Bashar, the head of the interim Supreme Security Committee Branch in the capital Tripoli.Read More