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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
“Hooliganism” will soon be a thing of the past in both Turkish football and Turkish politics, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said March 20 at a symposium on football in Istanbul
World free diving female champion Derya Can has broken a Guinness World Record with a 120-meter horizontal apnea dive in an ice-covered lake
Turkey, not a regular contender in many Olympic branches, as was seen in Rio this summer, won its first Olympic gold medal in a team competition at the Paralympic Games in goalball on Sept. 16, spreading pride across the nation
The Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, originally scheduled to make its WorldTour debut April 18-23, has been postponed and will seek a later date on the 2017 calendar, the world cycling’s governing body announced on Feb. 15.
As the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games draw nearer to a close, Turkey rose to 30th in the medal table on the seventh day of competition, having earned two golds, one silver and four bronzes for a total of seven medals
ISTANBUL – Agence France-Presse
Turkey’s ice hockey federation on Feb. 14 expressed optimism over the future of the sport in the country after its men’s youth team slumped to an extraordinary 42-0 defeat to Russia at an Olympic festival.
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Turkey’s Nazmiye Muratlı broke the world and Paralympic record on Sept. 8 on her way to gold in the women’s up to 41kg powerlifting event at the 2016 Paralympics Games in Rio De Janeiro
ADDIS ABABA – Anadolu Agency
Athletics village sees world-beating athletes sweating alongside stars of the future
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Turkish heavyweight grappler Taha Akgül defeated Iran’s Komeil Ghasemi in the final game of the men’s 125kg freestyle wrestling competition in Rio on Aug. 20, becoming Turkey’s first gold medalist at the Rio Games
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has sanctioned three athletes, including Turkish boxer Adem Kılıççı and two Russian athletes, for failing anti-doping tests, saying on Feb. 1 the athletes had been disqualified from the 2012 London Olympics.
Turkey’s Cuban-born sprinter Yasmani Copello Escobar claimed the bronze medal in the men’s 400m hurdles final at the Rio Olympics on Aug. 18, netting Turkey’s fourth medal at the 2016 Games