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The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Friday in Abuja pledged to revamp the Principal’s Cup and Headmaster’s Cup competitions in the secondary and primary schools respectively.

Tokyo Olympics: Team Nigeria athletes to camp in Japan

The participation of Team Nigeria in the Tokyo Japan 2020 Olympics received a major boost on Tuesday with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and Kisarazu City, Japan for a pretournament camping.
The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has moved up the ladder from a Bronze Label marathon to a Silver Label marathon, less than five years after its maiden edition.

Lagos City marathon bags silver label

The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has moved up the ladder from a Bronze Label marathon to a Silver Label marathon, less than five years after its maiden edition.
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Olympic athlete jailed for drug trafficking

Dutch Olympic Athlete Madiea Ghafoor has been sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in jail after 2 million pounds ($2.58 million) worth of ecstasy tablets and crystal meth were found in the boot of her car in Germany, DPA news agency has reported.
Runners cross the Verrazano Narrow Bridge during the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon in New York on Nov. 3. Johannes Eisele-AFP via Getty Images

Kenyans Geoffrey Kamworor, Joyciline Jepkosgei claim New York Marathon titles

Kenyan half marathon world record holders Geoffrey Kamworor and Joyciline Jepkosgei powered to victories in the New York City Marathon on Sunday.
Kenya’s Bernand Sang won the male event of the maiden Onitsha City Marathon

Seven firms undertake to sponsor 2019 Coal City International Marathon

Seven multinational and national firms operating within Enugu State have undertaken to sponsor the 2019 edition of Coal City International Half Marathon scheduled for Nov. 23 in Enugu.
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Ekiti set for inaugural Ikogosi 10km race

“This will serve as a test run for want promises to be a very big event in subsequent editions. And we are grateful to governor Kayode Fayemi for his commitment to ensure the success of this programme,” Race Coordinator, Muyiwa Babalola, stated.
Nigeria’s Oyesade Olatoye will be stripped of her Gold & Bronze medals from the African Games in Morocco following her non-clearance by IAAF’s Nationality Review Panel to switch allegiance, thereby annulling all her results.

African Games: IAAF to strip Oyesade Olatoye of medals

Nigeria’s Oyesade Olatoye will be stripped of her Gold & Bronze medals from the African Games in Morocco following her non-clearance by IAAF’s Nationality Review Panel to switch allegiance, thereby annulling all her results.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday said it wanted Tokyo to understand the reasons why it was switching the 2020 Games marathon to the northern city of Sapporo, a decision that had infuriated the capital’s governor, Yuriko Koike.

Olympics: Tokyo, IOC still at loggerheads over marathon move

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday said it wanted Tokyo to understand the reasons why it was switching the 2020 Games marathon to the northern city of Sapporo, a decision that had infuriated the capital’s governor, Yuriko Koike.
Ibrahim Shehu Gusau emerges new AFN President

Ibrahim Gusau: AFN will soon begin preparing athletes who have qualified for Tokyo 2020

The President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Ibrahim Gusau, on Friday said the federation would soon begin the preparation of its athletes who have already qualified for the 2020 Olympics.
In the latest round of an unusually public spat between host city Tokyo and the International Olympic Committee over the 2020 Games marathon, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike on Friday demanded detailed reasons for moving the race to northern Japan.

Olympics: Tokyo governor demands IOC explain switch in marathon venue

In the latest round of an unusually public spat between host city Tokyo and the International Olympic Committee over the 2020 Games marathon, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike on Friday demanded detailed reasons for moving the race to northern Japan.

Official: NIPOGA Games engender healthy rivalry amongst students

The Secretary-General, Nigeria Polytechnic Games Association (NIPOGA), Agboola Akinbode, says the sports fiesta is meant to engender healthy rivalry among polytechnic students in the country.
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Nigerian Sports Award: Ese Brume, Olajide Omotayo, Odunayo Adekuoroye get nominations

IAAF World Championship bronze medalist, Ese Brume, and African Games gold medalist, Olajide Omotayo as well as World Championship bronze medalist, Odunayo Adekuoroye, have made the top three nominations for the Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards in the 2019 Nigerian Sports Award.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.

Sports minister orders refund of IAAF $135,000

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has approved the refund of monies wrongfully paid into the account of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.

Sports minister approves fund to refund IAAF overpayments

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Wednesday approved funds to repay IAAF, for the excess fund the World Athletics body mistakenly transferred to Nigeria.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has promised a better preparation ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

Doha 2019: Minister inaugurates committee to probe Nigeria’s poor performance

While the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championship held in Doha has ended, the sour taste of Nigeria’s poor performance remains.
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Tokyo 2020 marathon moved to Sapporo

The Olympic marathon and race walking events for next year’s Olympic Games have been moved from Tokyo to Sapporo, it has been announced today.
Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen visits his former Club Sporting Charleroi after helping the Super Eagles secure a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Brazil in a friendly game on Sunday.

Victor Osimhen returns to former club Charleroi

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen visits his former club Sporting Charleroi after helping the Super Eagles secure a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Brazil in a friendly game on Sunday.
Kenya’s Bernand Sang won the male event of the maiden Onitsha City Marathon

3,345 athletes register for 2019 Coal City International Marathon

No fewer than 3,345 athletes have so far registered to participate in the forthcoming Coal City International Half Marathon, tagged “ Coal City 2019’’ in Enugu.

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