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  • Para Athlete Killed While Training For World Championships in London

    Para Athlete Killed While Training For World Championships in London

    Abdullah Hayayei isn’t a household name, but, sadly, his name has made headlines in the past 24 hours after he died while training for the World Para Athletics Championships in London. The UAE athlete, who specializes in the javelin and shot put, was training in a facility just days before the games commence when he was […]

  • Olympic Medalist Loses Her Wig On Long Jump (VIDEO)

    Olympic Medalist Loses Her Wig On Long Jump (VIDEO)

    This is quite embarrassing. On her opening long jump attempt at a Diamond League meet in Oslo on Thursday, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor lost her wig immediately after finishing her jump. The Nigerian, a 2008 Olympic silver medalist, leaped 6.21 meters, but wig landed a little further back as she landed and whipped her head back in the sand pit. She went […]

  • Michael Phelps Will Race a Great White Shark for ‘Shark Week’

    Michael Phelps Will Race a Great White Shark for ‘Shark Week’

    If you need any evidence that the Discovery Channel has embraced its campy roots with the pop-culture staple Shark Week, look no further than the main event on this year’s docket. “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White,” will, as the name suggests, feature a race between 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps and a […]

  • Usain Bolt Wins Final Race In Jamaica (VIDEO)

    Usain Bolt Wins Final Race In Jamaica (VIDEO)

    Usain Bolt has done it again. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist, who is set for retirement after the world championships in August, smoked away the competition as he usually does, winning his final race in his native Jamaica.  Bolt finished atop the field in the 100 meters in Kingston in 10:03 seconds.   Usain Bolt’s last […]