• Thief in Rio has his hand chopped off by vigilante store owner (photos+ video)

    Thief in Rio has his hand chopped off by vigilante store owner (photos+ video)

    Prior to the Olympics in Rio, concerns were high about the city’s reputation for violence and crime and it is fast living up to that reputation.

    Disturbing video posted online shows a man writhing in pain in the pool of his blood after his hand was chopped off. Details of how the man met such a predicament is unclear but reports suggest he is thief attacked with a machete by a vigilante shop owner.

    Other reports suggested the man had been attacked […]

  • Venus Williams crashes out in first round of singles tennis in Rio

    Venus Williams crashes out in first round of singles tennis in Rio

    Four-time gold medallist, Venus Williams yesterday crashed out of the Olympic tennis tournament in Rio, losing to Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) in a three-hour centre court marathon.

    “She had been ill for a few days with a bad virus. She had an upset stomach and she was coughing up a lot, you could see she was really struggling,’ said US captain Mary Jo Fernandez, who faced the media in Williams’ place.

    This is the first time in her career […]

  • We’ll be rejected if we fail in Rio – Siasia

    We’ll be rejected if we fail in Rio – Siasia

    Nigeria Olympic team coach Samson Siasia has said anything short of the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio in August will not be celebrated back home.

    Siasia led Nigeria to the final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics against Argentina and that was after the country made history as the first African side to win the Olympic football tournament in 1996.

    “It is not going to be a walk in the park. It is going to be a very difficult […]

  • Kenneth Omeruo shows interest to play at Rio Olympics

    Kenneth Omeruo shows interest to play at Rio Olympics

    Kenneth Omeruo, Nigeria international has declared his interest to feature for the country at the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil in August.

    The Chelsea loanee, who has been in superlative form for Kasimpasa in the Turkish Super League, is 22 and eligible to play for coach Samson Siasia-led Dream Team VI.

    He also said he wants to end the season on a high with a continental ticket.

    “I just want to finish the season as well as possible and try and help Kasimpasa […]