A group of United Nations (UN) agencies has issued a joint statement calling for a ban on tests meant to assess the virginity of a girl or a woman.The statement, issued during the World Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) in Rio de Janeiro, stressed that such tests were both unscientific, and a violation of human rights.
Priceless artifacts spanning 11,000 years went up in flames as an inferno swallowed Brazil’s National Museum.More than 20 million pieces of history, including Egyptian mummies and historic artwork, may have been destroyed.
As Nigerians still seethe with anger over the poor preparation Team Nigeria athletes had which resulted in their woeful outing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil last, Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung may further infuriate them with his latest claim that athletes don’t need too much preparation to excel in competitions.
RIO DE JANEIRO – Five hours before the biggest race of the Rio Games, a horn at Olympic Stadium sounded and a clock began ticking backward. On the scoreboard at both ends read a message in all capital letters: COUNTDOWN TO THE EVENT.
RIO DE JANEIRO – Michael Phelps scored a spectacular double Tuesday night, further underscoring that he is primed to bow out of swimming in a blaze of golden glory.
A New Zealand jiu-jitsu athlete claims he was “kidnapped” in Rio de Janeiro.
A man has attempted to grab the Olympic torch from a torch bearer as it passed though Guarulhos, Sao Paulo.
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Nigeria Olympic team coach Samson Siasia has departed for Rio Olympics draw in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.
African champions Nigeria are in Pot 2 of the draw.