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Ian Prior

Head of Sport — The Guardian, The Observer
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Head of Sport, the Guardian and the Observer

Veteran showjumper Nick Skelton claims Olympic gold on Big Star

theguardian.com — You wait 20 years for an Olympic medal then two come along in succession, as nobody but nobody with the exception of Nick Skelton has ever said. The oldest Olympic gold medallist is a Swede called Oscar Swahn, who won in the now bafflingly defunct Running Deer team shooting contest in Stockholm's 1912 Games at the age of 64.

Bryony Page wins silver and first Team GB medal in Olympic trampolining

theguardian.com — Bryony Page was ecstatic after surprising the crowd, the bookmakers and, perhaps, even herself with a silver in trampolining on her Olympic debut. If any Briton was due to succeed in this event, it was the much-fancied 2012 veteran Kat Driscoll but Page produced the performance, if not of a lifetime that surely has many big days to come, then certainly of her career thus far.

Kenyan coach sent home after posing as athlete and giving urine test

theguardian.com — A leading coach has been sent home from the Olympics after posing as an athlete and giving a urine sample in a doping test, the head of the Kenyan Olympic committee has confirmed. John Anzrah, a former national 400m champion who coaches sprinters, is the second Kenyan official to be sent home for doping-related issues since the team arrived in Rio.

Ed Ling keeps his cool to win bronze in men’s trap

theguardian.com — Great Britain chalked up their third medal of the Games on the shooting range when Ed Ling, a 33-year-old from Somerset, won bronze in the men's trap. Ling demolished David Kostelecky of the Czech Republic 13-9 to win his first Olympic medal after a scramble through the rounds.

Richard Kruse’s pursuit of unlikely fencing medal for GB foiled at the last

theguardian.com — Odds would have been long indeed for Britain's first medal in these Games to come from a discipline in which it had not managed one since 1964 but the fencer Richard Kruse came agonisingly close here before falling in the bronze match.

Olympic organisers invoke MacGyver to describe spirit of opening ceremony

theguardian.com — Olympic organisers invoked the spirit of cult 1980s television show MacGyver to describe their attempts to make Rio's bargain-bucket opening ceremony live up to the memory of its predecessors. "Athens was classic, Beijing was grandiose, London was smart - ours is going to be cool," said Andrucha Waddington, the Brazilian film director who is part of the team behind Friday's ceremony in Rio's Maracana stadium.

This One Email From Hillary Clinton’s Server May Be The Smoking Gun That Indicts Her

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Trends in American Philanthropy

ustrust.com — Many wealthy donors report that charitable giving - be it of money or time - is one of the most meaningful aspects of the wealth experience. As revealed in the 2014 U.S.

NRCC Announces 2016 Top Democrat Targets

nrcc.org — The National Republican Congressional Committee today announced its top Democrat targets for the 2016 election cycle. Despite yet another disastrous election in 2014, Nancy Pelosi continues to pull her smaller, weaker caucus to the left and the NRCC is committed to making sure that these Democrats are held responsible for their out-of-touch policies.

The House Democratic Caucus is the real “Factory of Sadness”

nrcc.org — The term "Factory of Sadness" is usually reserved for the Cleveland Browns and their recent history of front office incompetence and failures on the field. But after the past four years the "Factory of Sadness" moniker may be equally if not more appropriately applied to the House Democratic Caucus; the Browns appear to at least ...
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Sep 27, 2016

@RorySmith @ianherbs There's enough here to at least give them the option. And they might justly wonder what other horrors wait in store

Sep 26, 2016

RT @Peston: Big unifier at #Lab16 is Mike Ashley. Huge cheers every time he's lambasted from podium, this time by Ken McCluskey

Sep 23, 2016

@robkitson That tweet was always going to bring a wicket

Sep 23, 2016

@mePadraigReidy God is at Taunton, putting a major dent in the scrumpy

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