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Rio Olympics

So Tell Me, Exactly How Much Is an Olympic Gold Medal Worth?

With American, Virginia Thrasher winning the first gold medal at Rio in the 10-metre air rifle contest, just how much is it worth? In making the medals that will be awarded athletes at the ongoing Rio Olympics, a team of about 100 people - including sculptors and machine operators - have been working in secret inside [...]

What Will It Take For an Athlete To Be Successful At the Olympics?

Hurrah! The Olympics start tomorrow, with the opening ceremony set to take place at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And for the next two weeks, until August 21, we will be regaled with a plethora of interesting sports and games. But to compete at such high level, these athletes underwent years of [...]

NIGERIA’s Dream Team VI Qualify for Rio Olympics

Nigeria has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics after defeating host Senegal in the semi-final of the 2015 Africa U-23 Championship. Etebo Oghenekaro’s penalty in the 75th minute was all the Dream Team VI needed to ease past the host after Ousseynou Thioune had handled the ball in his penalty area to prevent Eyo Ebong [...]