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Exclusive Interview with Ethiopian Marathon Runner in Exile, Feyisa Lilesa

Rio 2016 silver medalist and Ethiopian marathon runner, Feyisa Lilesa, speaks with Okayafrica on his political exile.

As he enters the ballroom of a tiny Washington hotel with his wrists crossed in an “X,” Feyisa Lilesa, Ethiopian marathon runner, Olympic silver medalist, and now, political exile, is welcomed with a burst of applause from Ethiopians present.

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Usain Bolt’s Mom Won’t Let Him Live Just Like Your Typical African Parent

We don't know whether to laugh, cry or do both at Usain Bolt's mother's request.

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt came to conquer Rio at the Olympics, and he’s done some serious damage as he shoots for a “triple-triple.” But in an interview with CNN, his mother, Jennifer Bolt, is already thinking for the future for the Lightening Bolt.

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5 Sports Films About African Athletes You Need to Watch

As the Olympics in Rio come to a close this weekend, check out these five films about African athletes you need to watch.

A South African Just Demolished Michael Johnson's Record in the Men's 400 Meters

Wayde van Niekerk exploded out of the blocks, winning a gold medal for South Africa and smashing the world record in the men's 400 meter race.

African Olympic Football Updates: A Continent's Hope Rests on Nigeria

As the Rio 2016 Olympics games steam ahead, we'll keep tracking the African teams in the Men's and Women's Football competitions.

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With Second Boxer Arrested for Sexual Assault in Rio, Rape Culture Comes to the Fore

Namibian Olympic athlete Jonas Junias’ detention by Brazilian police is only the most prominent example of rape culture at the 2016 games.