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Usain Bolt has marked his first start for A-League side Central Coast Mariners with two goals against Macarthur South West in a preseason friendly.

Usain Bolt: I won’t quit football

Olympic sprinting great Usain Bolt will continue to pursue his dream of playing professional football despite his failure to reach a deal with Central Coast to play in Australian football’s A-League.

WAUG: 5,000 athletes arrive Port Harcourt

The University of Port Harcourt came alive on Saturday as the 14th West Africa Universities Games began with 85 universities and 5,000 athletes participating.
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Usian Bolt still optimistic over ‘opportunities’ after rejecting Central Coast Mariners

Usain Bolt hopes he will still get a chance to play professional football after expressing sadness things didn't work out with A-League club Central Coast Mariners.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday in Abuja said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed the Amaju Pinnick-led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)

Solomon Dalung: We will continue to prioritise athletes’ welfare

Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youths and Sports, on Thursday said the government would continue to priortise the welfare of athletes to sustain sports development in the country.
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Heat could make Tokyo 2020 Olympic marathon ‘deadly’ – doctors

A group of Japanese doctors on Wednesday urged Olympic organisers to start the Tokyo 2020 marathon as early as 5:30am, saying failure to do so could “lead to deaths” from heatstroke.
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Abraham Kiptum sets half-marathon world record in Valencia

Kenyan Abraham Kiptum set a world record of 58 minutes and 18 seconds in the men’s race at the Valencia half-marathon in Spain yesterday.

IAAF lists nominees for Male World Athlete of 2018 award

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Tuesday released a list of 10 nominees for the Male World Athlete of the Year award.
Caster Semenya

IAAF Award: Caster Semenya, Beatrice Chepkoech, 8 others nominated in female world athlete category

South Africa’s Caster Semenya and Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya, have been nominated alongside eight other female athletes for the 2018 Female World Athlete of the Year by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).
Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa crosses the finish line of the men's marathon athletics event at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2016. Olivier Morin—AFP-Getty Images

Ethiopian marathoner who made Rio protest returns from exile

The Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio Olympics finish line returned from exile on Sunday after sports officials assured him he will not face prosecution.
Youth Olympic Games

2018 Youth Olympics: Nigeria wins third medal

Oritsemeyiwa Ineh on Tuesday evening won a silver medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
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Akinwunmi Ambode lauds Lagos Access Bank Marathon

Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, believes Nigerian athletes have the qualities to win the 2019 Lagos Access Bank Marathon.
Youth Olympic Games

Nigeria’s Rose Chukuma wins Youth Olympics gold in Argentina

Rosemary Chukwuma has given Nigeria her first medal at the ongoing 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Yokohama to host 2019 IAAF World Relays

Japan will now host two of the biggest events on the athletics calendar in successive years after the choice of Yokohama for the 2019 IAAF World Relays.

Nigeria to participate in World Para Athletics qualifiers in Italy

Taiwo Kasumu, Vice-President of the Para Athletics Federation of Nigeria on Wednesday said that the country would participate in the forthcoming Acuna International Athletics Championships in Italy.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 31, 2018 Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt (R), playing for A-League football club Central Coast Mariners, fights for the ball with a player from a Central Coast amateur selection team during a pre-season practice football match in Gosford, New South Wales. September 8, 2019, Sprint legend Usain Bolt's football training has been put on hold after he flew out of Australia for a "previously planned commitment", his A-League club has said. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew Murray /

Usain Bolt may start for Central Coast Mariners in upcoming trial match

Central Coast coach Mike Mulvey said he's considering starting Usain Bolt in a trial against a Macarthur South West United team on Friday.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday in Abuja said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed the Amaju Pinnick-led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)

Youth Olympics: Somomon Dalung charges Team Nigeria athletes to be drug free

The Youth and Sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has charged Team Nigeria taking part in the III Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires to compete clean and fair as the games opened at the weekend.
Youth Olympic Games

Youth Olympics: Coach expects good outing in table tennis

The national table tennis coach, Nosiru Bello, on Thursday said that he was optimistic of a good outing from the Nigerian athletes in the sport at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Argentina.

Youth Olympics: Federal government warns Team Nigeria against doping

The Federal Government and Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) have advised members of Team Nigeria travelling for the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aries, Argentina to stay away from doping offences.

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NSF: Ekiti council warns athletes to stay away from drugs

The General Manager of Ekiti Sports Council, Ayodeji Samo, has warned the state contingent to the forthcoming National Sports Festival to keep away from illicit drugs.

Epe residents urge Lagos to complete road projects

Some Epe residents on Wednesday appealed to the Lagos State Government to complete all road projects it embarked on in the community.

Woman in court for allegedly dumping four-week-old baby

A 35-year-old widow, Habiba Abdullahi, who police accused of allegedly dumping her four-week-old baby in front of another person’s house on Wednesday appeared in an Upper Sharia Court Daura Road in Kaduna State.
President Buhari Launches APC Road Map for 2019 Campaign titled NEXT LEVEL in State House on 18th Nov 2018-7

Next Level: Rights group hails Muhammadu Buhari’s development plan

Dr Emerald Nzeribe, National President, Good Governance and Transparency Initiative (GGAT), has given President Muhammadu Buhari a pat on the back for his development plan for Nigeria.

Kaduna fire service trains EFCC, ICPC staffs in fire prevention

The Kaduna state Fire Service says it has trained Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission staff on fire prevention in the state.