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Turkish Olympic weightlifter Naim Süleymanoglu mourned

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A mourner touches a portrait of Turkey's legendary weightlifter Naim Suleymanoglu during his funeral in Istanbul

Hundreds of mourners including
his greatest sporting rival attended the funeral of Turkey’s triple
Olympic champion Naim Süleymanoglu on Sunday. Known as the pocket Hercules Suleymangolu, who won three straight Olympic weightlifting titles starting at Seoul 1988, died from liver failure on Saturday aged 50.

His great rival and Greek champion Valerios Leonidis was amongst the mourners, kissing the coffin as he passed by.
“I
was so upset to hear of Naim’s death. I have lost a great friend and
the world has lost a great athlete, I can hardly believe he’s dead,”
Leonidis told the Turkish daily Hürriyet.
Turkish sports minister Osman Askin Bak compared Suleymanoglu to some of today’s stars.
“In
the same way we evoke (Lionel) Messi, (Cristiano) Ronaldo or (Michel)
Platini in football, in weighlifting we think of the doyen, the master,
the pocket Hercules Naim Suleymanoglu,”
he said.
Suleymanoglu’s
exploits made him a national hero — he is regarded as one of the
greatest sports personalities in the country’s history.
Born
in and originally competing for Bulgaria he defected from the
then-communist country in 1986, leaving a competition in Australia for
London aboard the Turkish prime minister’s jet, and receiving a hero’s
welcome when he subsequently arrived in Turkey.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had visited Suleymanoglu in hospital expressed his condolences on live television.
Suleymanoglu is the only weightlifter to win gold medals at three different Olympic Games. He was granted the Olympic Order by then IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch in 2001.
His exploits in Seoul in 1988 made him one of the stars of the Games and Time magazine put him on the cover of its Games issue with one arm aloft in triumph under the headline: “Everybody Wins”.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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