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World number 2 wrestler in the 57kg category Odunayo Adekuruoye is hopeful she is able to capitalise and consolidates on her recent victory after winning Gold at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament to record a commanding start to 2020.

Adekuruoye Odunayo hopes to consolidate on Gold medal win in Rome

World number 2 wrestler in the 57kg category Odunayo Adekuruoye is hopeful she is able to capitalise and consolidates on her recent victory after winning Gold at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament to record a commanding start to the year 2020.
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Odunayo Adekuoroye wins wrestling gold in Rome, Blessing Oborududu settles for bronze

Wrestling sensation and two-time Commonwealth champion Odunayo Adekuoroye reigned supreme in Rome at the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament, claiming gold in a very dominant fashion in the final of the 57kg class, while Blessing Oborududu (68kg) settled for bronze at the event.
Reigning world outdoor 100m hurdles champion Nia Ali and reigning Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal will meet in a 60m hurdles showdown at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix, organizers announced Thursday.

World, Olympic women’s hurdles champs set for Boston duel

Reigning world outdoor 100m hurdles champion Nia Ali and reigning Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal will meet in a 60m hurdles showdown at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix, organizers announced Thursday.

AFN: NOC panel indicts Ibrahim Gusau, approves Sunday Adeleye’s removal as technical director

Suspended President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Engineer Ibrahim Gusau, is in for stronger censure as a panel of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) indicted him saying his declaration of autonomy for the AFN from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development was out of order and impossible because the Ministry will always supervise National Sport Federations.
Acting President of the federation, Honourable Olamide George says the federation has learnt from the mistakes made since the current board was inaugurated and will put all supporting structures in place this year to ensure a proper and sustainable growth for the sport.

AFN promises better results, scandal-free 2020 for Nigeria athletics

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says it is committed to an open, transparent and efficient management of track and field in the new year and beyond.
Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

Access Bank Lagos City marathon organisers unveil $20,000 bonus

Organisers of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon have announced a $20,000 bonus for world-class performances at the 2020 edition of the race.
Former Queen of the tracks and special adviser to the minister of sports, Mary Onyali Omagbemi, has called on the sports ministry to ensure they adequately make sure the camp and take good care of athletes so that they can attain a podium finish in Tokyo next year.

Olympic Games: Mary Onyali calls for adequate support for athletes

Former Queen of the tracks and special adviser to the minister of sports, Mary Onyali Omagbemi, has called on the sports ministry to ensure they adequately make sure the camp and take good care of athletes so that they can attain a podium finish in Tokyo next year.
Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

Lagos city marathon: Organisers insist on registration fees

The General Manager for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Yussuf Alli, on Monday said that the management has not changed their stance on the earlier announced registration fees for interested participants for the 2020 edition.

Governor Okowa: Asaba airport ready to receive big aircrafts

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday said with the upgrade of the runway of the Asaba International Airport to meet international standard, large airplanes can now land in Asaba as the AZMAN AA 5N-AIS made its maiden flight into the airport.
Ibrahim Shehu Gusau emerges new AFN President

Ibrahim Gusau to face AFN probe panel Wednesday over corruption allegations

Embattled and suspended president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Shehu Ibrahim Gusau, has been given Wednesday, December 18, 2019, to appear before the panel set up by the federation investigating allegations of financial impropriety, misapplication of funds and breaches of the AFN constitution against him.
The duo of Sadjo Ismael of Cross Rivers State and Rose Akusho of Plateau State have emerged the champions in the male and female category of the first edition of the Ikogosi 10 km race which took place on Saturday in Ekiti State.

Sadjo Ismael, Rose Akusho win Ikogosi 10km race

The duo of Sdjo Ismael of Cross Rivers State and Rose Akusho of Plateau State have emerged the champions in the male and female category of the first edition of the Ikogosi 10 km race which took place on Saturday in Ekiti State.
Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru looks set to become the first Nigerian athlete to win the Bowerman Award, the USA collegiate track & field’s highest honour when the winner is announced next week.

Divine Oduduru set to become first Nigerian to win the Bowerman award

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru looks set to become the first Nigerian athlete to win the Bowerman Award, the USA collegiate track & field’s highest honour when the winner is announced next week.

2,000 runners for maiden Ikogosi Marathon

No fewer than 2,000 runners, including 30 elite athletes have confirmed their participation in the Ikogosi Marathon race billed for Ikogosi-Ekiti on Saturday, the organisers have revealed.
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2,000 runners expected at first Ikogosi Marathon

No fewer than 2,000 runners, including 30 elite athletes, have confirmed participation in the Ikogosi Marathon race billed for Ikogosi-Ekiti on Saturday, the organisers have revealed, even as Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has assured participants in the race of adequate security and conducive environment for a hitch-free competition.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN inaugurates committee to investigate board

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on Monday inaugurated a six man committee to investigate the activities of the board.
Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau, embattled President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN has said the federation will work diligently to unravel all corrupt practices.

AFN: Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau vows to unravel corrupt practices

Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau, embattled President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, has said the federation will work diligently to unravel all corrupt practices.

WADA meet with Russia’s sporting fate in their hands

Russia will discover Monday whether they will be banished from sporting competitions, including the Olympic Games, for four years when the World Anti-Doping Agency hold a crunch meeting in Lausanne.
Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.

South Africans emerge winners of Remo marathon

Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.

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