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Nigeria to present 21 athletes at ECOWAS U-20 Athletics Championship

Twenty-one athletes and four officials have been selected to represent Nigeria at the forthcoming Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) U-20 Athletics Championship.

World karate champion seeks governments development of martial arts

Nigeria’s 2015 World Karate Champion, Henry George, has called on all tiers of government to organise regular Martial Arts competitions to develop more talents for the sports.

NSC prepares 250 athletes for African Youth Games

No fewer than 250 Nigerian athletes will participate at the 2018 African Youth Games (AYG) scheduled to hold between July 18 and July 28 in Algiers, Algeria.

Anthony Joshua ‘loses’ unbeaten record to swimming legend

The 32-year-old American, who retired after the Rio Olympics in 2016, picked up an astonishing 23 Olympic gold medals, as well as three silvers and two bronze.

Cycling Lagos: DStv to transmit event to 11.9m subscribers

Bamidele Adeleye, the Media Officer of the Cycling Lagos, on Wednesday said the partnership with Pay TV, MultiChoice, owners of DStv and GOtv, would relay the competition to its over 11.9 million subscribers.

NOC: How Nigeria copes with doping among athletes

Nigeria has avoided doping issues during international competitions through the efforts of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) in adequately educating, orientating and guiding its athletes, an official has said.

Reece Prescod stuns Justin Gatlin to win 100m race in Shanghai

British sprinter Reece Prescod foiled the local challenges and overcame world champion Justin Gatlin to win the men’s 100 metres on Saturday.

Kenyans dominate Okpekpe International 10km Road Race

Under heavy rains, Kenyan athletes on Saturday won the first, second and third positions at the 6th Okpekpe International 10km Road Race at Okpekpe in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo.

IAAF unveils new, mass worldwide running event

A new series of one-mile runs in 24 cities around the world to celebrate Global Running Day on June 6 and tagged “Run 24:1” was unveiled by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Monday.

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.

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