Athletics

Paris 2024: IOC confirms new dates for Olympic, Paralympic Games

The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed new dates for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

North Korea’s 280-member delegation expected in South ahead of Olympics

A 280-member North Korean delegation, including cheerleaders and taekwondo demonstrators, will travel to South Korea this week ahead of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Seoul’s unification ministry said on Tuesday.

Divine Oduduru ready to challenge world beaters – athletics statistician

A athletics statistician, Olalekan Soetan, on Monday predicted that Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru would become unbeatable at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

London to host inaugural 8-nation Athletics World Cup

A new World Cup event, featuring eight of top athletics nations is to take place in London this year, British Athletics said on Monday.

IOC defies CAS, bars 15 Russians from Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has barred 15 Russian athletes from the Pyeongchang Winter Games, defying the ruling of the Court of Arbitration for Sports that annulled their life bans.

US women break 4x800m relay record

US women set a world record in the 4x800m relay on Saturday at the Millrose Games indoor athletics meeting with a time of 8min 05.89sec.

LASTMA announces traffic diversion for Lagos City Marathon

As part of efforts to ensure a hitch-free Lagos City Marathon scheduled to take place on Saturday, 10th February 2018, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has announced traffic diversion on the affected routes during the race.

Korean Winter Olympics sets condom distribution record

Organisers of this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, have said the Games would set a record for the largest number of free condoms handed out at a Winter Games, even before the first athlete comes out of a starting gate.

Russian athletes challenge doping ban at sports court

Dozens of Russian athletes banned by the International Olympic Committee for life over doping began an appeal against their suspension on Monday at the world’s top sports court.

North Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

North Korea will send 22 athletes to next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang where they will join South Korean teammates as they march together at the opening ceremony, organisers say.

Michael Phelps: I contemplated suicide

Michael Phelps has revealed that he has battled severe anxiety and depression for much of his life.

I feel marginalised – Lauretta Onye

A 2016 Paralympic gold medallist, Lauretta Onye, on Tuesday appealed to the Imo State Government to fulfill its promise to honour her for the feat.

IOC extends North Korea’s Winter Olympics deadline

The International Olympic Committee has “extended the deadline” for North Korea’s participation in the Winter Olympics, it announced on Monday.

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Media accreditation begins on Tuesday

The process of accreditation for media practitioners getting set to cover the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will officially begin on Tuesday, January 9.

Osun to organise marathon race in Ile-Ife

No fewer than 150 athletes will take part in the maiden edition of the Ile-Ife Heritage International Marathon Race holding on February 4, 2018.

World 100m champion Justin Gatlin involved in another doping scandal

World 100 metres champion Justin Gatlin says he is “shocked and surprised” by allegations in a British newspaper that his coach and an athletics agent offered to sell performance-enhancing drugs to undercover reporters.

Mo Farah wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah upset the odds to be named 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Sunday.

Why elite runners are always in front cells – Yusuf Alli

The General Manager of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Mr. Yusuf Alli, has clarified why some runners are placed in the front cell in marathons and road races.

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