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“Adonis” Okoye signs NFL deal with San Francisco 49ers

From Croydon Arena to Candlestick Park: Waddon’s Olympic discus thrower Lawrence Okoye announced last night that he has been signed as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers NFL team. “Proud to announce that I will be signing with … Continue reading

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Okoye looks to spin his career for the lure of NFL draft

By Ian Lamont Hearing Lawrence Okoye, the British record-holder in the discus, describe gridiron as “football” was somewhat strange – especially as he seems to want to raise its profile in Britain, where the word has a completely different meaning. … Continue reading

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Discus date with destiny for Okoye, the Olympic opportunist

It is a year since the wheels fell off for the discus-throwing juggernaut that is Lawrence Okoye. At 6ft 6in tall and 21-stone, Okoye was in only his first full season as an international discus thrower, and he had known … Continue reading

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