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Brazil police say Rio Olympics were bought in corrupt scheme

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP |  Brazilian officials said that the country’s Olympics chief was the “lynchpin” in a plot to bribe the International Olympic Committee into awarding Rio de Janeiro last year’s Games. Brazilian police said in a statement they were probing “an international corruption scheme” aimed at …

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Rio Olympic marathon champion fails drugs test – reports

Paris, France | AFP |  Jemima Sumgong, the first Kenyan woman to win Olympic marathon gold when she triumphed at Rio in 2016, has failed an out-of-competition dope test, reports claimed Friday. The 32-year-old, who is also the reigning London Marathon champion, tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO …

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Year 2016 will last a second longer

5. 4. 3. 2. 1. 1… An extra second to see out 2016 Paris, France | AFP | As if 2016 has not been long enough, the year’s dying minute will last an extra second to make up for time lost to Earth’s slowing rotation, timekeepers say. Countries that use …

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Scandal-hit Kenya Olympic board back to work, agree to polls

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Officials from Kenya’s scandal-hit national Olympic governing body returned to their offices on Thursday after the government lifted a one-month ban to allow them to organise elections. Kipchoge Keino, the head of the Kenyan board, is facing corruption allegations but said he was grateful that …

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Electoral Commission clears 8 presidential candidates for 2016 general election

Dr. Kizza Besigye will vie for next year’s presidential election alongside seven others following clearance from the Electoral Commission (EC) yesterday. The eight candidates cleared include; Yoweri Museveni, the incumbent, running on the NRM party ticket; Amama Mbabazi, Museveni’s erstwhile ally and former prime minister and NRM Secretary General running …

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2016 crucial for North

By Morris Komakech. Time to elect leaders who have the vision, tenacity, and capacity to lay the foundation for recovery The elections of 2016 have started attracting attention and this is partly why it is important for Northern Uganda. Many people look to each election time as a window of …

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