Nesha Starcevic
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/ 30 August 2007

Germany eye victory in women’s Soccer World Cup

When Germany’s women played their first international soccer game 25 years ago, school kids were bussed in to fill the stands and the public was at best bemused by the sight. Nobody is laughing now. Germany are the reigning world champions, the games are broadcast live on national television, the stadiums are full and the women command as much respect as their male colleagues.

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/ 16 September 2006

Tyson Gay wins 100m in Powell’s absence

Tyson Gay surged ahead in the last half of the race to win the 100m in 9,88 seconds and Sanya Richards broke the 22-year-old American 400m record at the World Cup on Saturday. Taking advantage of the absence of the world record co-holder Asafa Powell, who chose to run only in the relay, Gay ran very close to his personal best of 9,85.

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/ 29 January 2006

Pharaohs march on

Egypt overcame Mido’s early injury and sent 74 000 fans into a frenzy on Saturday when it advanced to the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations by beating already-qualified Côte d’Ivoire 3-1. Morocco, the runner-up two years ago, played to a 0-0 draw against Libya and dropped out of the tournament after failing to score in three games.

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/ 25 July 2005

No luck for Raikkonen as Alonso wins

The German Grand Prix resembled so many other races this season: a victory for Renault’s Fernando Alonso and a breakdown for Kimi Raikkonen. On Sunday, Raikkonen started from the pole and led comfortably until the 36th lap when his McLaren-Mercedes stopped on the track with hydraulic problems.