Athletics

IAAF lists nominees for Male World Athlete of 2018 award

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Tuesday released a list of 10 nominees for the Male World Athlete of the Year award.
Caster Semenya

IAAF Award: Caster Semenya, Beatrice Chepkoech, 8 others nominated in female world athlete category

South Africa’s Caster Semenya and Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya, have been nominated alongside eight other female athletes for the 2018 Female World Athlete of the Year by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).
Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa crosses the finish line of the men's marathon athletics event at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2016. Olivier Morin—AFP-Getty Images

Ethiopian marathoner who made Rio protest returns from exile

The Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio Olympics finish line returned from exile on Sunday after sports officials assured him he will not face prosecution.
Youth Olympic Games

2018 Youth Olympics: Nigeria wins third medal

Oritsemeyiwa Ineh on Tuesday evening won a silver medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Lagos Akinwunmi Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode lauds Lagos Access Bank Marathon

Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, believes Nigerian athletes have the qualities to win the 2019 Lagos Access Bank Marathon.
Youth Olympic Games

Nigeria’s Rose Chukuma wins Youth Olympics gold in Argentina

Rosemary Chukwuma has given Nigeria her first medal at the ongoing 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Yokohama to host 2019 IAAF World Relays

Japan will now host two of the biggest events on the athletics calendar in successive years after the choice of Yokohama for the 2019 IAAF World Relays.

Nigeria to participate in World Para Athletics qualifiers in Italy

Taiwo Kasumu, Vice-President of the Para Athletics Federation of Nigeria on Wednesday said that the country would participate in the forthcoming Acuna International Athletics Championships in Italy.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 31, 2018 Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt (R), playing for A-League football club Central Coast Mariners, fights for the ball with a player from a Central Coast amateur selection team during a pre-season practice football match in Gosford, New South Wales. September 8, 2019, Sprint legend Usain Bolt's football training has been put on hold after he flew out of Australia for a "previously planned commitment", his A-League club has said. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew Murray /

Usain Bolt may start for Central Coast Mariners in upcoming trial match

Central Coast coach Mike Mulvey said he's considering starting Usain Bolt in a trial against a Macarthur South West United team on Friday.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday in Abuja said Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed the Amaju Pinnick-led faction of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)

Youth Olympics: Somomon Dalung charges Team Nigeria athletes to be drug free

The Youth and Sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has charged Team Nigeria taking part in the III Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires to compete clean and fair as the games opened at the weekend.
Youth Olympic Games

Youth Olympics: Coach expects good outing in table tennis

The national table tennis coach, Nosiru Bello, on Thursday said that he was optimistic of a good outing from the Nigerian athletes in the sport at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Argentina.
Secretary-General of the Nigeria Olympic Committee Olabanji Oladapo has stated that the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by a further one year had become necessary and hence imminent following the formal announcement from the International Olympics Committee yesterday on the premise of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Youth Olympics: Federal government warns Team Nigeria against doping

The Federal Government and Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) have advised members of Team Nigeria travelling for the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aries, Argentina to stay away from doping offences.

Wada clears Kenya of institutional doping

Kenya shows no signs of operating an “institutionalised” doping system, says a World Anti-Doping Agency report after a two-year study.
Craig Reedie, president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), speaks to the press before a meeting of the executive committee on September 20, 2018, in Victoria, capital of the Indian Ocean island of Seychelles. WADA lifted a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, RUSADA, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition across all sports. / AFP PHOTO / Rassin Vannier

WADA chief hits back at criticism over Russia doping decision

World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie has described as "deeply offensive" an accusation that the agency put money over clean sport following its decision to lift a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency.
A man walks past a giant banner showing a picture of the summit handshake between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Seoul City Hall on September 13, 2018. South Korean President Moon Jae-in will fly to North Korea's capital on September 18, for a third summit with the North's leader Kim Jong Un as US efforts to dismantle Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal have stalled. / AFP PHOTO / Jung Yeon-je

North, South Korea agree to pursue joint 2032 Olympic Games bid

The two Koreans have agreed to pursue a bid to co-host the 2032 Olympic Games, they said in a joint statement on Wednesday.

Whistleblower warns WADA of ‘catastrophe’ if Russia ban eased

Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov said Tuesday the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) risked a "catastrophe for clean sport" if it lifts a suspension against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency later this week.
Sports Minister Solomon Dalung in green tracksuit at the 4th National Youth Games, taking salute from Team Delta during march past

Delta wins 4th National Youth Games, makes history

As a mark of superiority, Team Delta on Sunday made history, winning the 4th National Youth Games in Ilorin to make it four wins out of four editions of the competition.
Eliud Kipchoge runs to win the 45th Berlin Marathon, setting a new world record in the process. Photograph- Markus Schreiber-AP

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge sets new marathon world record

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday, smashing the previous best as he clocked 2hr 1min 40sec.

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President Buhari commissions 17-storey Nigerian content development building in Yenagoa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja pledged to spend more on infrastructure across the country, focusing on finishing projects delivered by local contractors and technology that create jobs for thousands of Nigerians.
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Edo guber: INEC to deploy 20,000 ad-hoc staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it would deploy no fewer than 20,000 ad-hoc staff for the conduct of the forthcoming Edo governorship election scheduled for Sept. 19.

Pyrates urge Nigerian government to urgently arrest southern Kaduna crisis

The National Association of Seadogs (NAS), Pyrates Confraternity has called on the Federal Government to urgently arrest the insecurity situation in southern Kaduna.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Military deploys special forces to curb Southern Kaduna killings

The High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), on Thursday, said that special operations forces have been deployed to curb the incessant attacks and killings in Southern part of Kaduna state.

Kogi community leader blames government for woes of Nigerian youths

The President of Takete Ide Progressive Union (TIPU) in Mopamuro Local Government Area (LGA) of Kogi State, Prince Richard Dare Fiki, has called on the government, corporate organisations and well-meaning individuals to create enabling environment for the youths to actualise their God-given potentials.