Rio Paralympics: Nigerian Lucy Ejike sets World Record

  Lucy Ejike has won the third gold medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil. Ejike broke the world record to win a gold medal in the women’s -61kg event in Powerlifting event on Sunday. Egypt’s Fatma...

Rome 2024 Olympics bid collapses in acrimony

Rome is set to drop its bid to host the Olympic Games in 2024, after its anti-establishment mayor said it would be "irresponsible" to be a candidate. Virginia Raggi of the Five Star movement was elected in June. Her decision was...

Meadow Hall wins international school swimming competition

Meadow Hall, with its passion for raising excellent, Godly and well-rounded children hosted an international schools swimming competition held on Saturday 18th March, 2017, at its 25m swimming pool located at Meadow Hall Way, Lekki, Lagos. Nine of the most...

100 athletes to participate at Omu-Aran Mini-Marathon

One hundred athletes are expected to take part on Dec. 23, in the first Omu-Aran Min- Marathon in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara. The participants would comprise of male and female student athletes from the secondary schools in...

Doping: Putin says WADA leaks raise a lot of questions

Australian Olympic champion rower Kim Brennan has spoken of her deep disappointment that her integrity as a clean athlete has been called into question over a shot of adrenaline administered in a medical emergency. Brennan, who won gold in the...

Six GB athletes named in new Wada hack

The medical records of six British athletes are among the latest to be made public by hackers. Nile Wilson, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Steve Cummings, Saskia Clark, Richard Chambers and Sophie Ainsworth were named by hackers Fancy Bears on Friday. Rio 2016 gold...

2nd Access Bank Lagos Marathon: GM warns unfit participants

Yusuf Alli, the General Manager, Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, on Wednesday appealed to would-be-participants who have medical issues to desist from participating in the race. The 42km race is scheduled start by 7 a.m. on Feb. 11. Alli made the...

50,000 athletes to participate in 2017 Lagos City Marathon

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday said no fewer than 50,000 athletes from across the world would participate in the second edition of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon holding on Feb. 11, 2017. Ambode, in a statement by...

Rio Paralympics: Brazil president booed at opening ceremony

Brazilian president Michel Temer was booed as the 2016 Paralympic Games opened in Rio de Janeiro to a backdrop of colour, music and a powerful message of inclusivity. Thousands of performers were involved either side of the two-hour procession of...

Mo Farah’s coach Alberto Salazar breaches drug rules – Report

The American coach of Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah may have broken anti-doping rules to boost the performance of some of his athletes, says a leaked report. Alberto Salazar has been under investigation since a BBC Panorama programme made allegations...