Athletics

Hundreds of foreigners join Pyongyang marathon as tensions ease

Hundreds of foreigners joined in the annual Pyongyang marathon on Sunday despite political tensions that have only recently begun to ease and a ban on U.S citizens traveling to the country that is still in effect.

Blessing Okagbare targets retaining sprint titles in Gold Coast

Blessing Okagbare’s quest to successfully defend her Commonwealth Games 100 and 200 metres sprint titles will be boosted by her new African record over the longer distance.

Commonwealth Games: Blessing Okagbare set to defend titles

Blessing Okagbare’s quest to successfully defend her Commonwealth Games 100 and 200 metres sprint titles will be boosted by her new African record over the longer distance.

Okpekpe race: Governor Obaseki urges Edo indigenes, Nigerians on registration, participation

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has urged Edo indigenes and other Nigerians to register and participate in the 6th edition of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race hosted in the state.

Blessing Okagbare urged to run sprint events at Commonwealth Games

Former Nigerian top runner, Gloria Alozie, has advised African track queen, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteghonor to concentrate on events she is best prepared for at the fast approaching Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Commonwealth Games: Board member hopeful of medals in para-powerlifting

Ijeoma Iheriobim, a board member of the Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation (NPPF), on Friday said that Nigeria would outshine other countries in the powerlifting events of the impending Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Blessing Okagbare breaks 22-year-old African record

Apart from becoming the new African record, Okagbare’s winning time also becomes the new national record in the women’s 200m. Okagbare’s previous personal best in the event was 22.23secs was set at the 2014 Eugene Diamond League.

My target now is to set an unbreakable record in powerlifting – Paralympian Paul Kehinde

A Paralympic gold medalist, Paul Kehinde, says his target at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast is to set a record that will stay unbroken for about a decade.

Commonwealth Games: Team Nigeria to depart March 24 for Gold Coast

Team Nigeria athletes for the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, are expected to depart for the games on March 24, an official of the Federal Ministry of Sports, Yemi Usikaye, said on Monday.

Usain Bolt to attend Commonwealth Games – as a spectator

Sprint legend Usain Bolt will attend next month's Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast to watch the 100-metres final, former Jamaican world champion Yohan Blake has revealed.

Olusoji Fasuba laments shortage of Nigerian sprinters at world stage

African 100m record holder, Olusoji Fasuba, has revealed his frustration with Nigeria’s inability to produce world class sprinters after he quit the scene.

Abia government partners Chioma Ajunwa on grassroots sports development

Abia State Government has entered into a partnership with the 1996 Olympic Gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa-Opara, toward the development of grassroots sports in the state.

Simi ‘slayed’, Seun ‘blazed’ even on social media at Winter Olympics

Breaking the internet may very well have been beyond them but Nigeria’s winter heroines further endeared themselves to their fans and certainly earned new ones with the level of their engagement on Social media.

Para-Powerlifting Federation releases names of 6 athletes to represent Nigeria

The Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation on Wednesday announced the names of six athletes that will represent the country in the forthcoming 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Commonwealth Games: Team Nigeria depart from March 18

The Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports on Monday announced that Nigeria’s contingent to the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, would start departing on March 18.

760 register for 10th Ibadan City Marathon Race

No fewer than 760 participants have already registered to participate in the 10th edition of the 42-kilometre Ibadan City Marathon scheduled to hold on April 8.

Gymnastics coach Tony Asuquo dumps Nigeria for Ethiopia

Tony Asuquo, an International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) certified coach, has abandoned Nigeria following his decision to join an Ethiopian club.

Skating federation plans maiden motorsport raceway skating competition

The Roller Sports Federation of Nigeria (RSFN) on Sunday unveiled its plan to hold the maiden Motorsport Raceway Skating Championship in Benin, Edo.

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Oseloka Obaze: Central bank cashless policy discriminatory

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IPOB drags Generals Gowon, Obasanjo, others to court over their roles during civil war

The struggle for the actualize of the sovereign state of Biafra has taken a new dimension with a group known as Customary Government of the Indigenous People of Biafra, CG-IPOB, dragging former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon, rtd, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Attorney-General of the Federation to Federal High Court Enugu.