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Year 2016: AFP Sports quotes of the year

Paris, France | AFP | ATHLETICS “There you go. I’m the greatest.” – Usain Bolt on securing his ‘triple triple’ of 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay golds at the Rio Olympics “I have to make a new bucket list now. I’ve achieved all I wanted to in track and field.” …

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YEAR 2016: Bolt, Phelps cap era of excellence

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps towered over the 2016 Rio Games, capping an era of sustained excellence that promises to reverberate through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and beyond. From Beijing in 2008 through London 2012 and, finally, in Rio, Bolt and Phelps captivated …

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Year 2016: Ronaldo’s Portugal seal year of the underdog

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Inspired by Leicester City’s incredible Premier League success, underdogs also shone on the international stage in 2016 as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal stunned hosts France to the European championships in a tournament also lit up by debutants Wales and Iceland. Ronaldo capped his stellar career with …

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Notable deaths in 2016

Paris, France | AFP |  From legendary British singer David Bowie to Cuban leader Fidel Castro and American boxer Muhammad Ali, here are some of the notable figures who died in 2016. – January – – 10: DAVID BOWIE, 69, legendary British singer and musician who died of cancer two …

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WORLD: Snapshots of 2016

Paris, France | AFP |  From Donald Trump’s victory to the Brexit vote and the fall of Syria’s Aleppo, here is a snapshot of 10 stories that dominated the news in 2016: – Trump wins US vote – On November 8, Republican billionaire Trump, a 70-year-old populist with no political …

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The world in 2016

Paris, France | AFP |  The shock election of Donald Trump to the White House, Britain crashing out of the European Union, attacks in Europe and the deaths of Mohammed Ali and David Bowie: 2016 has been a momentous news year. Here are some of the main events that marked …

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Year 2016: New stars, shocks and tears in F1 year

London, United Kingdom | AFP | In Formula One, it was the year that had everything and more. From the arrival of a precocious teenage star to the abrupt retirement of a first-time champion, 2016 will be remembered as a roller-coaster of surprises, accidents, rivalries and farewells. Dutchman Max Verstappen, …

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Year 2016: World burns ivory, battles poaching

Burning ivory, waging war: world battles poaching in 2016 Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  It was one of the most momentous events in the battle against poaching: 11 giant pyres of elephant tusks going up in flames in Kenya as the world looked on. The largest-ever destruction of ivory, which …

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Year 2016: A year of big money sport deals

Paris, France | AFP | Money flooded into sport in 2016 faster than ever before and flooded out in the shape of fatter salaries for the stars who have become multi-million business brands. Paul Pogba’s world record transfer to Manchester United set the tone for a year of big money …

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