Late winner earns Gabon place at London 2012

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By David Gold

December 6 – A late, late header from Bordeaux’s Andre Biyogho Poko was enough to give Gabon a shock 1-0 win over Senegal and a place at the London 2012 Olympic Games football tournament, making them the first African nation to qualify.

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David Owen: When all is said and done, Havelange was one of the towering figures of 20th century sport

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The weekend reports claiming that João Havelange had resigned as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) brought to mind two images from recent IOC Sessions.

The first is from Copenhagen in 2009.

The Brazilian, who as FIFA President once shared with the late Juan Antonio Samaranch the billing of ‘Most Powerful Man in World Sport’, is inviting fellow members of the IOC club to Rio de Janeiro to celebrate his 100th birthday in 2016.

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