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Cape Verde: Stolen gold olympic medal

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Cape Verde, Ethnicity & Race, Sport, Olympics

Abraão Vicente [1] [pt] on the son of Cape Verde who won a gold medal for Portugal: “Nelson Évora [2] won the gold medal and he is Portuguese. That is it. Did you see any little Cape Verde flag, if he took some symbol to express his Creole tribute? No? I didn't. Let us stop it. Yes, it would beautiful if he had run with national colours, but let's be honest: even if he was really from Cape Verde, with the great encouragement for sports that exists in this country, he would have at most won… not sure, maybe the Saint Silvester Road Race [3].”