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Super Heavyweight Boxer Paea Wolfgramm: The Olympic Pride and Joy of Tonga

Pita Nikolas Taufatofua put Tonga on the map during the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Carrying his nation’s flag, his torso bare, muscles rippling and golden skin gleaming, Taufatofua had tongues hanging and wagging. 631 more words

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VĂ©nuste Hiyongabo of Burundi: 5000-Meter Olympic Champion and a Beacon of Hope

Burundi is a dot in the middle of the African continent. Agonized by decades of tribal conflict between Hutus and Tutsi, and one of the world’s poorest countries, the former French colony is not a sporting hotbed. 345 more words

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