Category Archives: Rio 2016 Olympics

SHARE THE FLAME, LIBERIA

Let’s show Siaffa our support. Help light the Paralympic Flame, before it reaches Rio. Write a message using the hashtag #ParalympicFlame on Twitter and Facebook.

Check out the Heat Map (Click Here) to see where the most positive energy is coming from. Fill Liberia with positive flames.

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BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE: LIBERIA AT THE 2016 PARALYMPICS

Liberia’s first ever appearance at the Paralympic Games occurred at the London 2012 games with James “Bobby the Big” Siaffa who placed seventh overall in Powerlifting .  Siaffa will journey to Rio 2016 to compete once again. According to the International Paralympic Committee website, Liberia also has an 18 year old Powerlifter registered to compete—Morris “Wonderful” Massallay. The official list of competitors will be released on the Rio website just before the games begin. With three days left until the Paralympic Games begin, let’s get ready to cheer on Liberia’s strong man Siaffa and his potential teammate Massallay.

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LIBERIAN SOCIAL GROUP COMES TOGETHER TO RAISE MONEY FOR LIBERIA’S OLYMPIANS

The value is not in the money.   The value is in the cooperation.” – Samuel Koimene

On August 4, Samuel Komiene decided to take action.  He, along with friends: Angelo Koimene, Thomas Yolain, and Chris Konneh make up “The Herd”, a group that symbolizes unity and togetherness.  The Herd is responsible for the $10,000 “Supporting Our Own: Olympian” GoFundMe Campaign circulating around the internet. In 14 days, the campaign raised $1,990, but still has a long way to go.  Below, Samuel shares what inspired him and his friends to start the campaign and how he plans to get the money to the athletes.

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RESULTS: MATADI COMPLETES MEN’S 200M, DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR SEMI-FINALS

 

Emmanuel Matadi wraps up his Olympic debut with a 20.49 seconds run in Round 1 of the Men’s 200 meters. He ranks 30 out of the 76 athletes who competed. Liberia will not advance to the semi-finals, but both Matadi and Kromah have represented the nation well and made Liberians around the world proud.

Stay tuned. These athletes have a long road ahead of them to the next major competition. We might just see them next year at the World Athletics Championship in London. Let’s go Team Liberia!

ALARIC DIGGS: THE LIBERIAN OLYMPIC DOCTOR

Written by Manseen Logan, Photos from LIB Olympic Blog

In a video posted on Social Media, Liberia’s Olympic Team inch their bodies into two round inflated white tubs filled with ice cold water. The expressions on the athletes’ faces says everything. Wet. Freezing. Uncomfortable. One athlete clenches a towel between his fingers and tenses his body as he tries to keep himself from shivering. Then a voice appears from behind the camera encouraging the athlete to hang on. That voice belonged to Chiropractor Dr. Alaric Diggs.

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PHOTO UPDATES FROM THE OLYMPIC RACE

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WATCH MATADI AND KROMAH COMPETE TODAY!

Emmanuel Matadi runs the men’s 100 meters today. The Event starts at 12:30 pm Liberian Standard Time and 8:30 am US Eastern Standard Time (5:30am US Pacific Time)

Mariam Kromah runs the women’s 400 meters today. The Event starts at 2 pm Liberian Standard Time and 10 am US Eastern Standard Time (7 am US Pacific Time).

Where to Watch:

NBC Online

If you know any other ways to watch the event online, please share.

 

PICTURE UPDATES FROM RIO: DAY FIVE

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AFRICAN OLYMPIC MEDAL UPDATE

As the fifth day of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics begins, South Africa remains the only African country to receive a medal at this year’s competition. So far, South Africa has won two Olympic medals, both silvers in swimming—Men’s 100m Breastroke and Men’s 200m Freestyle.

African countries win the majority of their medals in Athletics — commonly referred to as track and field— with Kenya, South Africa, and Ethiopia being the top three African countries in Olympic history.

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