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  • Kenya arrests three officials over Rio mismanagement

    By Isaack Omulo NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya has arrested three top members of its Olympic committee, a Reuters witness said, after mismanagement of the contingent nearly derailed the country's participation in the Rio Games. On Friday, chef de mission Stephen arap Soi and assistant secretary of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) James Chacha were taken to a police station in Nairobi upon arrival from the Olympics, alongside the body's Secretary General F. K. Paul, according to the witness. Another official, Chief Executive of Athletics Kenya Susan Kamau, told Reuters she too was questioned by police but shortly released. More »

    Reuters - 8 minutes ago
  • Athletics-Kenya arrests three officials over Rio mismanagement

    By Isaack Omulo NAIROBI, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Kenya has arrested three top members of its Olympic committee, a Reuters witness said, after mismanagement of the contingent nearly derailed the country's participation in the Rio Games. On Friday, chef de mission Stephen arap Soi and assistant secretary of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) James Chacha were taken to a police station in Nairobi upon arrival from the Olympics, alongside the body's Secretary General F. K. Paul, according to the witness. Another official, Chief Executive of Athletics Kenya Susan Kamau, told Reuters she too was questioned by police but shortly released. More »

    Reuters - 19 minutes ago
  • Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games

    Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games

    It is not yet known on which sports the boxers had placed the bets. More »

    TheJournal.ie - 27 minutes ago
  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: Which Platform Won the Olympics?

    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: Which Platform Won the Olympics?

    With more and more people getting their news from social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, the 2016 Rio Olympics represented one of the biggest opportunities of the year for both companies to drive engagement and ad revenue. The two companies rolled out ways to follow the Olympics on their platforms, and Facebook introduced photo filters and frames for fans to show their support. Twitter highlighted its total reach, while Facebook pointed to its engagement. More »

    Newsweek - 31 minutes ago
  • ITV Switches Off Channels To Encourage "Britain's Biggest Ever Sports Day"

    ITV Switches Off Channels To Encourage "Britain's Biggest Ever Sports Day"

    Named "I Am Team GB" in recognition of British athletes' recent success at the Olympics, the nationwide sports day is being laid on by the National Lottery, UK Sport and the British Olympic Association. Further information is available at the I Am Team GB website, where people can type in their postcode and find out which local gyms and sports clubs are hosting free classes and events today. Alongside Whitlock, Team GB medal winners including gymnast Amy Tinkler, rower Helen Glover and swimmer Jazz Carlin will all be dropping in at various I Am Team GB venues throughout the day. More »

    Refinery 29 UK - 59 minutes ago