Athletics

Asaba 2018: Asaba fans disappointed over Blessing Okagbare’s withdrawal

Some fans in Asaba, Delta on Thursday expressed disappointment over Blessing Okagbare’s withdrawal from the 100m and 200m events at the ongoing 21st Africa Athletics Senior Championships.
Jemal Yimer

Asaba 2018: Ethiopia nicks first gold, Ta Lou storms into 100m semis

Ethiopia’s Jemal Yimer won the first gold medal of the 21st African Athletics Championship which began behind schedule Wednesday amidst organisational chaos at the Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba.
Track & Field Athletics

Asaba 2018: CAA cancels Day 1 events of championships due to organisational issues

The African Athletics Confederation (CAA) has cancelled the first day events of the African Senior Athletics Championships which was scheduled to begin on Wednesday.
Track & Field Athletics

Asaba 2018: Eritreans hopeful of good outing despite challenges – Team leader

Solomon Awaju, the leader of the Eritrean contingent to the 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Delta, on Wednesday said the athletes were hopeful of good performance in spite of facing challenges since arrival.

Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, Semenya, 14 others inducted into CAA Hall of Fame

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor and World 800m champion, Caster Semenya of South Africa, alongside 14 others were inducted into the African Athletics Confederation (CAA) Hall of Fame on Tuesday night.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, on Monday, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, performed the symbolic hoisting of flags of participating nations in the 21st Africa Senior Athletics Championships (ASAC) christened- ‘Asaba 2018’.

Delta Tourism Board set for African Senior Athletics Championships

The General Manager, Delta Tourism Board, Mrs Josephine Anyameluhor, says the hospitality industry has concluded plan to host the African Athletics Confederation (CAA) African Senior Athletics Championship holding in Asaba from Wednesday to Sunday.

Asaba 2018: African contingent stranded in Lagos

The contingent from various African countries billed for the African Senior Athletics Championships are stranded in Lagos due to flight to Asaba, venue of the competition being unavailable.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, on Monday, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, performed the symbolic hoisting of flags of participating nations in the 21st Africa Senior Athletics Championships (ASAC) christened- ‘Asaba 2018’.

Asaba 2018: Governor Okowa hoists flags of participating countries

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, on Monday, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, performed the symbolic hoisting of flags of participating nations in the 21st Africa Senior Athletics Championships (ASAC) christened: ‘Asaba 2018’.

IAAF maintains Russia’s athletics doping ban

The governing body of world athletics on Friday maintained Russia’s ban from track and field over mass doping, just 10 days before the start of the European Championships in Berlin.
Ryan Lochte has been suspended until July 2019 by the US Anti-Doping Agency. Michael Sohn-AP

Nathan Adrian: Ryan Lochte ban shows US tough on doping

Ryan Lochte's 14-month ban for use of a prohibited intravenous infusion was the right call, US swimming stars said Tuesday, they just hope athletes in other countries are being held to similarly high standards.
Riders clean their eyes after tear gas was used during a farmers' protest

Tour de France halted by protest as riders hit with pepper spray

The Tour de France was briefly halted after cyclists were hit with pepper spray as police broke up a protest.
The athletes carrying placards in protest at how they are being treated by AFN

All Nigeria Championships: Athletes protest poor welfare

Some athletes participating in the All Nigeria Athletics Championships at Abuja National Stadium on Sunday protested against poor welfare.
Sunmisola Balogun

Sunmisola Balogun: I’ll not disappoint Nigeria at Cadet Championship

Africa cadet champion, Sunmisola Balogun has promised not to disappoint the country at the ongoing Cadet World Wrestling Championships.
Caster Semenya

South Africa officially appeals IAAF hyperandrogenism rule

Athletics SA (ASA) has joined the fray against the new International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) female eligibility rules and formally lodged its statement of appeal with the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

South Africa’s Caster Semenya to fight testosterone rule

South African Olympic champion Caster Semenya will go to court to challenge controversial new rules governing female athletes’ testosterone levels, her lawyers said on Monday.

Nigeria to present 21 athletes at ECOWAS U-20 Athletics Championship

Twenty-one athletes and four officials have been selected to represent Nigeria at the forthcoming Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) U-20 Athletics Championship.

World karate champion seeks governments development of martial arts

Nigeria’s 2015 World Karate Champion, Henry George, has called on all tiers of government to organise regular Martial Arts competitions to develop more talents for the sports.

NSC prepares 250 athletes for African Youth Games

No fewer than 250 Nigerian athletes will participate at the 2018 African Youth Games (AYG) scheduled to hold between July 18 and July 28 in Algiers, Algeria.

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Senator urges President Buhari to save APC from disintegration

Senator Abu Ibrahim, the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), Council for New Nigeria initiative (CNNi) says President Muhammadu Buhari will preserve his legacy after leaving office if he saves the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from disintegration.
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Teenager steals N340,000 after hiding in bank’s toilet overnight

A 16-year-old boy, Adekunle Ayomikun, who allegedly hid in the toilet of a bank overnight and stole N340,000 was yesterday, remanded at Special Correctional Centre for boys in Oregun, by a Lagos magistrate’s court sitting in Igbosere.