The Brazilian Government is investing nearly £11 billion in development ahead of the 2016 Rio Games. As Olympic fever starts to diminish in London, we look ahead at Brazil’s preparations to become the next hosts of the world’s greatest sporting event. How big is the Olympic park? The Olympic park, including the Olympic and Paralympic [...]The post Rio 2016 – Golf & Kitesurfing being introduced as Olympic events appeared first on Mauritius News Ile Maurice.
12 Aug 2012, KotZot
Mo Farah from Team GB became only the seventh man to achieve the 5,000-10,000m Olympic double on Saturday, it completed a remarkable journey which began in war-torn Somalia. With victory in the 5,000m Farah, who came to England aged eight after spending his early years in Djibouti, can be counted among the athletics greats. But [...]The post Out of Africa – Mo Farah, UK’s golden boy appeared first on Mauritius News Ile Maurice.
12 Aug 2012, KotZot
The Jamaican superstar anchored Jamaica to victory in the 4×100 relay Saturday night in a world-record 36.84 at Olympic Stadium to capture his third gold medal of the London Games. He’s unbeaten as an Olympian, winning the 100, 200 and 4×100 relay at back-to-back Games. Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake— the silver medalist at [...]The post London 2012 – Jamaica sets world record in Olympic 4 x 100 relay? appeared first on Mauritius News Ile Maurice.
11 Aug 2012, KotZot
Usain Bolt tonight secured the legendary status he craved by becoming the first man ever to win the Olympic sprint double twice in succession on an historic night in London. While millions would already consider Bolt a legend for winning triple gold in Beijing and defending his 100m title here on Sunday, the Jamaican insisted [...]The post Usain Bolt wins 200m Olympic gold to seal unique sprint double appeared first on Mauritius News Ile Maurice.
09 Aug 2012, KotZot
London 2012 Olympics : Oscar Pistorius stepped on to the track in his carbon fibre artificial limbs shortly after 10.30am for the opening heat. The South African ‘blade runner’ finished second in the first heat of the 400metres, qualifying comfortably for the Olympics semi-final in a season’s best time of 45.44sec. Setting up his blocks [...]The post South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius made history as the first double amputee to run at the Olympics appeared first on Mauritius News Ile Maurice.
04 Aug 2012, KotZot
Ghana’s Duke Micah has defeated Jason Lavigilante of Mauritius in the Olympic Boxing flyweight class. Micah made a bright start, pumping the jab out and landing with a couple of nice right hands throughout the opening round. Jason Lavigilante was also having some success and was only trailing by two points heading into the second [...]The post Boxing – Jason Lavigilante loses to Ghana’s Duke Micah 18-14 in the Men’s Flyweight (52kg) appeared first on Mauritius News Ile Maurice.
30 Jul 2012, KotZot
The two Mauritians Olympic delegates, Alain St-Louis and Hao Thyn Voon, had an argument on Saturday morning around 5PM local time. It took little for the Mauritians to transform the Games village into a fighting ring as swearing , insults and threats were thrown out. Alain St-Louis took aim at the president of the Olympic [...]The post Furious row by two Mauritian delegates at the Olympic Games Village appeared first on Mauritius News Ile Maurice.
30 Jul 2012, KotZot
8,000 inspirational people have carried the Olympic Flame as it journeys across the UK having been nominated by someone they know, it will be their moment to shine, inspiring millions of people watching in their community, in the UK and worldwide. Veena Gunput carried the Flame through Belfast on 06 June 2012 and Seety Naidoo [...]The post Two Mauritians were amongst the 8,000 Olympic torchbearers appeared first on Mauritius News Ile Maurice.
27 Jul 2012, KotZot
Les paris sont ouverts sur la facture finale des prochains JO de Londres, malgré les assurances du gouvernement d”interdire tout dérapage en ces temps de rigueur, alors que personne n’attend de l’événement un effet magique sur une économie en berne. Depuis 2007, le budget des Jeux n’a officiellement pas varié d’un iota: ils coûteront 9,3 [...]The post JO-2012: une facture qui risque de grimper pour un impact incertain appeared first on Mauritius News Ile Maurice.
03 Jul 2012, KotZot
The Mauritius Olympic Committee (MOC) held a special general assembly on Monday night at its headquarters in Port Louis. Representatives of 13 Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations met to discuss the issues they are facing with regards to the Sports Act. After much debate and consideration, the committee unanimously agreed that the Sports Act needed [...]
07 Dec 2011, The Independent Daily