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Borussia Dortmund bombs: Part of an elaborate scam?

(Media Release) It could have been taken from the plot of a James Bond film. A criminal, desperate to make a quick buck, decides to bomb a bus filled with top-flight football players on their way to one of the club’s most important games of the year. In the resulting chaos, shares in the club […]

Borussia Dortmund football team bus hit by explosions

(Media Release) Three explosions have hit a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team to their home Champions League quarter-final match against Monaco. In a news conference, the head of Dortmund police said it was a targeted attack on the team. Player Marc Bartra underwent an operation after breaking a bone in his wrist. No […]

For US Olympians, gold medals come with a hefty tax bill

(Media Release) She has flipped, tumbled and leapt her way into the hearts of millions over the course of the Olympic games. But when Simone Biles returns home she will be in for not just a major celebration but also a hefty tax bill. The 19-year-old has won five Olympic medals – four gold and […]

How much money will gold medal winners in Rio take home?

By Sally French, MarketWatch (Media Release) First-ever gold medal winner from Singapore should earn $753,000 cash bonus. Winning a gold medal at the Olympics is a life-changing experience. You can’t put a price on it. But, depending on where you’re from, you might expect a financial windfall. When swimmer Joseph Schooling edged out Michael Phelps […]

Marathon swimmer stripped of medal after dunking rival’s head under water inches before finish line of a gruelling 2-hour race

(Media Release) It’s been dubbed more like a wrestling match than a swimming content as controversy marred the Olympic 10km marathon final with one competitor being stripped of her medal. French swimmer Aurelie Muller has been disqualified for pushing her Italian rival Rachele Bruni under the water at the finish line, grappling with her after […]

Rio Olympics 2016: Six types of Olympic booing

(Media Release) From fencing to swimming, basketball to tennis, athletes have found themselves roundly booed in Rio. While boos have been heard at most Olympics – despite the idea that it’s a time when sportsmanship should reign – it’s already clear that Rio is noisier than any other recent Games. Here are six types of […]

What will be the legacy of the Olympic Games in Rio?

(Media Release) Preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have been full of controversies and hurdles along the way. A severe recession in Brazil, a nationwide Zika outbreak and the governor of Rio declaring a state of financial emergency added strain to the difficult task of building venues and infrastructure. Is Brazil […]

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