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von the Guardian

He gets knocked down ... but Mo Farah gets back up again to win 10,000m gold

#Rio2016 Mo Farah celebrates on the podium with second placed Paul Kipngetich Tanui (left) of Kenya and third-placed Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia.

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Meet the Olympic swimmer and Syrian refugee who saved 20 refugees from drowningYusra Mardini a Syrian swimmer who now represents the team of Refugee Olympic Athletes (ROA) speaks to the media at the Olympic Refugee Team Press Conference. Image: dean mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images By Emma Hinchliffe2016-08-06 10:08:56 -0400 Yusra Mardini swam for her life and now shes swimming for gold. The 18-year-old athlete saved 20 people when the boat they were traveling in while fleeing Syria began to…

von Zimbio

Closing Ceremony 2016 Olympic Games - Olympics: Day 16

(From L) Silver medallist Ethiopia's Feyisa Liesa, gold medallist Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge and bronze medallist USA's Galen Rupp pose on the podium of the men's marathon during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016. / AFP / Fabrice COFFRINI

von PSFK

How The Rio Olympics Stood For More Than Just Games

How The Rio Olympics Stood For More Than Just Games - http://www.psfk.com/2016/08/olympics-the-rio-olympics-stand-for-more-than-just-games.html

Opening Ceremony, Aug. 5: The glistening, shirtless Tongan flag bearer stole the show, but the most poignant moment of the opening ceremony was the entrance of the 10-person Refugee Team. Competing under the Olympic flag, the team consisted of five runners from South Sudan, two swimmers from Syria, two judokas from the Democratic Republic of Congo and one runner from Ethiopia. The team did not win a medal, but it shined ... More... - One great photo from each day at the Rio Olympics

von The Huffington Post

This Man Made A Big Mistake When He Body-Shamed The US Gymnastics Team

Alma Ayana, Ethiopia, 24. 10,000 meteres race.

RIO 2016: Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana smashes the 10000m world record set in 1993 and wins Africa's first gold medal Ethiopian long-distance runner Almaz Ayana smashed the world record to win the women's Olympic 10000 metres raceon Friday finishingin 29 minutesand 17.45 seconds. In addition to winning the first gold medal for an African team in the 2016 Olympics the 24-year-old beat the previous record in place for the last 23 years by a remarkable 14.46 seconds. Her time was 14 seconds…

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von SI.com

The Longest Run: Olympics about more than winning for Refugee team

At the opening ceremony for the Summer Games tonight, a team will march behind the Olympic flag. The 10 athletes on that team will represent the millions of refugees around the world. There are five runners from South Sudan, two swimmers from Syria, two judokas from the Democratic Republic of Congo and a marathoner from Ethiopia. Their arduous journeys to Rio may ignite your Olympic spirit. — Adeel Hassan, Senior Staff Editor, NYT Now

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