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WADA panel member quits over lifting of RUSADA ban

Olympic champion Beckie Scott resigned from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) committee which recommended ending Russia’s drug suspension on Saturday as the global watchdog defended its handling of the case.
National Youth Games - NYG

NYG: Team Delta dominates swimming, wins 12 gold medals

Team Delta has dominated swimming event at the ongoing National Youth Games winning 12 out of the 19 available gold medals.

WADA set to lift ban on Russia’s RUSADA

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has been given the green light to lift its ban on Russia’s drug-tainted testing authority (RUSADA) after a recommendation from investigators, the global doping watchdog said.
Lamine Diack

Ex-IAAF chief Lamine Diack faces fresh charges

French authorities have added to former IAAF president Lamine Diack’s legal problems by charging him with favouring his son in negotiations over sponsorship and TV rights, sources close to the case revealed on Friday.
No fewer than 989 long distance athletes have registered for the forthcoming Enugu City Half-Marathon, tagged “Coal City International Marathon’’.

989 athletes register for Coal City marathon

No fewer than 989 long distance athletes have registered for the forthcoming Enugu City Half-Marathon, tagged “Coal City International Marathon’’.
National Youth Games - NYG

I want to be world champion – NYG gold medalist

Prestige Archibong, a 10-year-old Scrabble Gold Medalist for Team Akwa Ibom at the ongoing 4th National Youth Games, says his desire is to be world champion in the sport.
National Youth Games - NYG

NYG: Team Lagos sweeps gymnastics, weightlifting gold

Team Lagos have a haul of medals in Gymnastics and Weightlifting events at the ongoing National Youth Games, taking place at the University of Ilorin in Ilorin, Kwara State.
National Youth Games - NYG

NYG: David Aiyenugba shines as Kwara claims gold in football

David Aiyenugba, the son of former Super Eagles goalkeeper Dele, made several breathtaking saves on Wednesday to help Team Kwara win gold in the ongoing National Youth Games
International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president and chairman of the Coordination Commission for Tokyo 2020, John Coates speaks during a press conference in Tokyo on September 12, 2018. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) threw its weight behind calls by Japanese organisers to implement daylight savings time at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as concerns mount over athlete safety. / AFP PHOTO / Behrouz MEHRI

IOC backs daylight savings to ease Tokyo 2020 heat fears

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday backed calls by Japanese organisers to implement daylight savings time at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as concerns mount over athlete safety in soaring temperatures.
National Youth Games - NYG

National Youth Games: LOC Chairman optimistic of good outing

Prof. Basil Eke, the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee of the 4th National Youth Games, says he is optimistic of a good outing as previous challenges have been surmounted.
National Youth Games - NYG

Athletes proud to represent Lagos at National Youth Games

Athletes representing Lagos State at the ongoing National Youth Games (NYG) in Ilorin, Kwara State, have described the opportunity as a privilege they so much cherish and are proud of.
Mo Farah wins the elite men’s race at the Great North Run but misses out on his personal best. Ian MacNicol-Getty Images for Nike

Mo Farah wins 5th consecutive Great North Run

Mo Farah delivered a dominant performance to claim a record fifth victory in the Great North Run on Sunday in the latest step in his bid to win a major marathon.
Youth Olympic Games

Nigeria loses 2022 Youth Olympic Games rights to Senegal

Nigeria have lost the hosting rights for the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2022 to Senegal, which submitted a better proposal.
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Mo Farah eyes history bid in Great North Run

Mo Farah will have history in his sights on Sunday as the British star chases a record fifth Great North Run title.
Usain Bolt takes a tumble during training. News Corp Australia

Usain Bolt takes one week leave from soccer

Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will put his efforts to carve out a football career on hold for a week to fulfil a “previously planned” overseas commitment, the A-League’s Central Coast Mariners said on Saturday.
Paul Koech

Former world half marathon champion Paul Koech dies at 49

Paul Koech, a former world half marathon champion and long-time teammate of Kenyan great Paul Tergat, has died. He was 49.

Are Feyisetan: Nigeria will host, win 2019 Powerlifting World Championships

As Nigeria prepares to host the 2019 Powerlifting World Championships in Lagos, Are Feyisetan, the national coach of the Nigeria Para Powerlifting team, has boasted that the country would host and win the event.
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NSDFI chief promises effective utilisation of athletes’ N900m grant

Mr Olajide Fashikun, Director-General, Nigeria Sports Development Fund Incorporated (NSDFI), has promised effective use of the N900 million grant being planned for Nigerian athletes.

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Kebbi group calls on APC to stick to direct primaries

The Kebbi Development Forum (KDF) has called on national leadership of All Progressive Congress (APC) to stick to its direct primaries policy to give a level playing ground for all aspirants in the state.
A man walks past a giant banner showing a picture of the summit handshake between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Seoul City Hall on September 13, 2018. South Korean President Moon Jae-in will fly to North Korea's capital on September 18, for a third summit with the North's leader Kim Jong Un as US efforts to dismantle Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal have stalled. / AFP PHOTO / Jung Yeon-je

North, South Korea agree to pursue joint 2032 Olympic Games bid

The two Koreans have agreed to pursue a bid to co-host the 2032 Olympic Games, they said in a joint statement on Wednesday.

Whistleblower warns WADA of ‘catastrophe’ if Russia ban eased

Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov said Tuesday the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) risked a "catastrophe for clean sport" if it lifts a suspension against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency later this week.

Governor Okowa mourns former aide

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Wednesday mourned the demise of his Special Adviser on Investments, Mr Sunday Ozege, who was killed on Tuesday by suspected gunmen along the Benin bypass in Edo.

Seven inmates die after prison riot

Seven inmates died Tuesday after a riot at an overcrowded prison in the northern Brazilian state of Para following a failed escape attempt, authorities said.