Posts Tagged ‘olympics’

Spectacularly Successful Games May Empower Communist Leaders

Written on August 24th, 2008 by
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The 2008 Summer Olympics closed Sunday night in a display of tightly scripted merriment and lavish fireworks, a final burst of pomp ending 17 days of sports and celebration that Chinese authorities organized with flawless precision and an unbending security clampdown.Read More:http://www.washingtonp...
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Slick Nigeria crush sorry Belgium 4-1

Written on August 19th, 2008 by
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Nigeria's Olympic team has powered into the final of the men's competition with a 4-1 win over surprise semi-finalists Belgium in Shanghai.Read More:http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/africa/7570309.stm...
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Playing with 10 men, U.S. soccer team eliminated by Nigeria

Written on August 13th, 2008 by
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Promise Isaac and Victor Obinna scored to lead Nigeria over a 10-man United States team 2-1 Wednesday, earning a place in the quarterfinals of the Olympic football tournament and eliminating the Americans.Read More:http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/olympics/2008/08/13/nigeria.usa.ap/index.html?e...
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Obinna, Anichebe goals give Nigeria 2-1 victory

Written on August 10th, 2008 by
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TIANJIN, China (AP) - Victor Obinna scored one goal and set up another to lead Nigeria to a 2-1 victory over Japan on Sunday, bolstering the Africans' claim for a place in the men's Olympic soccer quarterfinals. Obinna found the net in the 58th minute and set up Victor Anichebe to score on another ...
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Norway advances, Nigeria, Argentina ready to pack home

Written on August 10th, 2008 by
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SHENYANG, Northeast China, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- No dark horses popped up to upset formidable rivals and Norway became the first qualifier for knockout stage after two rounds of women's soccer matches in the Beijing Olympics. Nigeria and Argentina, both underdogs in their respective groups, face d...
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Nigeria set out Olympic plans

Written on April 21st, 2008 by
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Former Olympic champions Nigeria will prepare for the Beijing games by taking part in an eight-nation tournament in Malaysia from the 15 to 25 May. Nigeria's under 23 squad will take on hosts Malaysia, Ireland and Iraq in Group A of the event. The other group will see Ghana play Argentina, Croatia...
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