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AFN: Blessing Okagbare will be force to reckon with during 2018 IAAF Diamond League

Olalekan Soetan, Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) statistician, says Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor will be a force to reckon with during the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) 2018 Diamond League season.

Spectator steals London Marathon runner’s number tag, claims prize

There is an ongoing investigation to locate a spectator at the London Marathon who stole a runner’s number, finished the race and claimed the medal.

Caster Semenya targeted by new athletics testosterone rules

World athletics' governing body on Thursday introduced controversial new rules for female athletes who have high testosterone levels in a move seen as targeting South Africa's double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya.

Tobi Amusan: I wanted to break Commonwealth Games record

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Tobi Amusan has said her target was to break the Games’ record in Australia.

Commonwealth Games: Africa bags 97 medals, hosts Australia finish with 198 medals

The 2018 Commonwealth Games came to and with dramatic victories in Netball and Rugby against this year’s hosts, Australia.

Commonwealth Games: Fans laud Amusan’s 100m Hurdles gold

Athletics enthusiasts on Saturday lauded Oluwatobiloba Amusan’s 100m Hurdles won on Friday at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Yohan Blake avoids Usain Bolt after Commonwealth Games flop

Jamaica’s Yohan Blake admitted Saturday that he was doing his best to avoid sprint legend Usain Bolt after his Commonwealth Games flop in the 100 metres.

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria wins bronze in women’s 4x100m relay

Nigeria on Saturday won bronze in the women’s 4x100m relay event of the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria’s Oluwatobilola Amusan wins gold in hurdles event

Nigerian sprinter, Oluwatobilola Amusan, has won the Women’s 100 metres hurdles gold.

Commonwealth Games: Suwaibidu Galadima wins gold in T47 100m

Suwaibidu Galadima on Friday won a gold medal for Nigeria in the T47 men’s 100m final at the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games: Oluwatobiloba Amusan advances to 100m heat final

Oluwatobiloba Amusan, a 100m hurdler representing Nigeria at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Thursday, advanced to the final with 12.73 seconds while her compatriot, Grace Ayemoba clinched fifth position.

13 African athletes go missing at Commonwealth Games

Five more African athletes may have vanished from the Commonwealth Games, organisers said Thursday, after eight competitors from Cameroon were suspected of fleeing a day earlier.

Nigerian sprinter Seye Ogunlewe begs President Buhari to invest on athletes

Nigerian sprinter, Seye Ogunlewe on Monday pleaded with President Mohammadu Buhari to invest more in sport so as to get the best in Nigerian athletes at the world stage.

Okpekpe Road Race: Governor Obaseki tasks committee on higher tourism receipts

With less than forty days to the commencement of the 6th Okpekpe International 10-kilometre Road Race, the Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has challenged the event’s organising committee to ensure that more tourism receipts accrue to the state.

South Africa’s Akani Simbine stuns Yohan Blake in 100m

Akani Simbine grabbed the spotlight and stunned Jamaica's Yohan Blake in the men's 100 metres final at the Commonwealth Games on Monday as athletics began a new era without Usain Bolt.

Commonwealth Games: Yinka Ajayi qualify for 400m semi-final

Yinka Ajayi has qualified for the semi-final of the women’s 400m at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Iliya, Deborah Pam emerge winners of 10th Ibadan City Marathon

Iliya Pam and Deborah Pam from Plateau on Sunday emerged winners of the 10th edition of the Splash FM Ibadan City Marathon.

Six arrested on suspicion of Berlin half marathon plot

Berlin authorities said they arrested six people Sunday over an alleged plot to carry out a "violent crime" at the German capital's half marathon which attracted 36,000 runners.

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