Swimming is regarded as a ‘lesser sport’ in Nigeria, but Olympian Rachel Tonjur has urged Nigerian sports authorities to make investments in the aquatic disciplines because there are born swimmers and the potentials to win medals at international sports contests is limitless.
Nigeria’s hope of participating in the forthcoming World Athletics Relays may have hit the rocks following the leadership crisis rocking the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, the Olympic marathon champion and world record holder, said he was looking forward to a beautiful race on Sunday in Enschede, the Netherlands, a run he sees as crucial preparation for this year’s Tokyo Olympics.
The strong cast of elite runners invited for the 2021 Lagos City Marathon are now in town for Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated race.
Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich smashed the world half marathon record on Sunday, clocking a time of 1 hour, 04 minutes and 02 seconds at the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon to shave 29 seconds off the old mark.
The turbulence in the handling of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) was hit by another wave after it reaffirmed the suspension of Ibrahim Shehu Gusau as its President.
Edo State deputy governor, Phillip Shaibu has boosted the preparations of the State’s athletes for the National Sports Festival with a N2m donation.
Organisers of Lagos City Marathon on Sunday said they had commenced registration of athletes for a virtual 10km race slated for April 10.
Nigeria’s preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been given a major boost by the Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, following his adoption of Quarter-miler Orukpe Eraiyokan.
The 20th National Sports Festival billed for Edo State will go ahead as planned from April 2 to April 14, Minister of Sports Development and Youth, Sunday Dare said.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says the 20th National Sports Festival in Edo will go ahead as planned from April 2 to April 14 under strict COVID-19 protocols.
Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, has revealed his anti-Coronavirus vaccine stance, claiming he would rather miss the Tokyo 2020 Olympics than get the jab.
Former US Olympics women’s gymnastics coach John Geddert died by suicide Thursday, his body found hours after he was charged with human trafficking and abuse of athletes in his care.
Olympic gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa-Opara has expressed displeasure and unhappiness over her existing record as Nigeria’s only individual Olympics gold medalist, a medal she won two and a half decades ago.
Athletes are being encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics but it will not be compulsory, IOC Vice President John Coates said on Thursday.
100 metre world champion Christian Coleman has been provisionally suspended after he violated anti-doping rules by missing a third test.
Olympic 400 metres champion Wayde van Niekerk has temporarily separated from long-time coach ‘Tannie’ Ans Botha to train in the United States under renowned sprint mentor Lance Brauman.
Serie A giants Juventus have reportedly rejected a renewed effort from Barcelona to sign superstar defender Matthijs de Ligt.
Super Eagles and Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze faces a major battle to be fit in time for their Europa League final against Manchester United.
Apex northern socio-cultural body, Arewa Consultative Forum, has expressed reservations about paying money to secure abductees.
Cultural Activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Ighoho, has said that the Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, cannot stop his group from holding a proposed rally in Osun State.
A former US Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell has described Nigeria’s political elites as panicky and as such, considering “radical options” against the backdrop of the worsening insecurity in Nigeria, although they have yet to agree on “radical restructuring” of the country.
At least seven policemen were killed by rampaging gunmen during attacks in seven police stations in Rivers State on Friday evening, according to a report.
Manchester United legend Roy Keane says fans of the club have reached their “tipping point” over the Glazers’ ownership of the club.
The campaign posters of former Senate president Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki for 2023 presidency have surfaced in many parts of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working towards a peaceful co-existence of Nigeria have urged the federal government to urgently convene a national dialogue to address issues of poverty, youth unemployment and education to save the country from collapse.Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working towards a peaceful co-existence of Nigeria have urged the federal government to urgently convene a national dialogue to address issues of poverty, youth unemployment and education to save the country from collapse.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja called on Nigerians to fully participate in the ongoing synchronization of National Identification Number (NIN) with SIM cards across the country as it will provide a digital framework for improving security and strengthening of the economy.