Nigerian athletes

Nigerian athletes benefiting from Commonwealth Games scholarship- NOC says

Habu Gumel, President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), on Thursday in Lagos said 10 Nigerian athletes have recently benefitted from the Commonwealth Games scholarship. Gumel told newsmen that the scholarship which started in 2016 would end in 2018. “The athletes...
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Nigerian Athletes intensify training ahead of 2018 Commonwealth Games

Athletes preparing for the Commonwealth Games billed for April 2018 have intensified preparations in various camps across the nation. The Ministry of Youth and Sports began its first phase of camping on December 17, 2018 in Lagos, Port Harcourt and...
Russian-athletes

Doping: IOC accused of ‘cowardice’ over Rodchenkov

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been accused of "cowardice" for failing to help a former Russian anti-doping official turned whistleblower. Grigory Rodchenkov, whose revelations of state-sponsored cheating led to the country's ban from the 2018 Winter Olympics, fled to the US...
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Mo Farah speaks on BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award

World 10,000m champion Sir Mo Farah said he was in shock and "can't stop staring at the trophy" after being voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The 34-year-old had been considered third favourite by bookmakers, but topped the poll...
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Nigeria set to begin preparation for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Almost three head ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung has directed that preparations for the games must begin soon. Dalung gave the directive to the National Sports Federations at the closing ceremony...

Oscar Pistorius’s Sentence Increased to 15 Years

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday more than doubled the sentence imposed by a lower court on Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee Olympic sprinter convicted of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in his home in February 2013. The case,...
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Restore Nigeria’s glory in athletics, Dalung charges AFN

Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youths and Sports, on Thursday charged the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) to help bring back the country’s past glory in athletics. Dalung who made the call during the AFN Annual Congress in Abuja recalled...

‘AFN has failed if Nigeria fail win medal at 2020 Olympics’

Gbenga Elegbeleye, a former Director-General of the defunct National Sports Commission (NSC), on Thursday gave the new board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) a “succeed or quit’’ advice. Elegbeleye told the AFN board members to put heads together...
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Roger Federer tops list of world’s highest earning Athlete

Roger Federer has surpassed Tiger Woods to become the world's highest earning athlete, based on prize money alone. Following his recent three-set victory over Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals in London, Federer took his cumulative career prize money to...
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WADA to investigate doping claims in China

Claims that more than 10,000 Chinese athletes used banned substances will be investigated by the World Anti-Doping Agency's intelligence unit. The claims, made by former Olympic team doctor Xue Yinxian on German TV, refer to athletes using the substances in...