Athletics

Omatseye Nesiama

Omatseye Nesiama promises hitch-free Access Bank Lagos City marathon

A retired Navy Commodore, Omatseye Nesiama, has promised a hitch-free outing during the forthcoming 4th Access Bank Lagos City Marathon scheduled for Feb. 2.

Usain Bolt signals professional football dream is over

Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt has signalled that his hopes of a professional football career are over, saying: "It was fun while it lasted."
South Korea Shim Suk-hee

I was repeatedly raped by my coach – Olympic gold medallist

South Korean two-time Olympic gold medallist, Shim Suk-hee, has accused her former coach, Cho Jae-beom, of repeatedly sexually assaulting her since she was 17 years old.
Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

35 Gold, 13 Silver label runners to feature at 2019 Access Bank Lagos City...

No fewer than 35 Gold, 13 Silver and 12 Bronze labelled runners have already registered to be part of the fourth Access Bank Lagos City Marathon scheduled for February 2.
Omatseye Nesiama

Omatseye Nesiama named security consultant for 4th Access Bank Lagos City marathon

Omatseye Nesiama, a retired Navy Commodore, has been appointed to oversee the security affairs of the 4th Access Bank Lagos City Marathon scheduled for Feb. 2.
Tsunekazu Takeda

Japanese Olympic chief indicted in France for corruption

The head of Japan’s Olympic Committee has been indicted in Paris for “active corruption” in connection with the award of the 2020 Olympics to Tokyo, an accusation he strongly denies.
The Russian anti-doping agency (RUSADA) office in Moscow

NADO: WADA must act now on Russia missing deadline

The World Anti-Doping Agency should act now over Russia’s failure to meet a December 31 deadline to hand over data from its anti-doping laboratory in Moscow, the National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADO) said on Wednesday.
Chinese athletes

China to punish athletic doping as criminal offence

Chinese athletes who use performance-enhancing drugs will receive criminal punishments and jail terms from next year, as China cracks down on doping ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, state media reported.
Cyprian Oyedele

Cyprian Oyedele: How I became a gold medalist

A high jump gold medalist at the 2018 ECOWAS region II championships, Cyprian Oyedele, says his journey into the event began from his parents’ backyard.
Abuja 2018 National Sport Festival 100 metres deaf athletics gold medalist Assurance Omoria has vowed to win a medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

National Sports Festival: 100 metres deaf gold winner plans to build personal house

Abuja 2018 National Sport Festival 100m deaf athletics gold medalist Assurance Omoria has vowed to win a medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Joseph Edafiadhe

Joseph Edafiadhe: My spirit has been revived after a long time

Joseph Edafiadhe, African Youth Athletics Championships (AYAC) long jump gold medallist says his spirit has been revived to once more prove his mettle in track and field events.
Abuja Marathon

Muazu Shehu, Deborah Pam win maiden national anti-corruption half marathon

Muazu Shehu and Deborah Pam emerge winners of the men and women categories of the 1st National Anti-Corruption Half Marathon held in Abuja
Sebastian Coe

Budapest wins 2023 IAAF World Championships hosting right

Budapest emerges as the host city of the 2023 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships
Cyclists

Abuja to host Cycling FCT in January

All is now set for Cycling FCT 2019 that will further create cycling infrastructure platforms, entrench cycling as a culture, a way of life that will change lifestyle and improve health in Nigeria, organisers say

Marathon: Abdullahi Ganduje donates N10 million to EFCC, ICPC, AFN

Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of Kano State, has donated N10 million to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, and Athletic Federation of Nigeria, AFN, in support of the National anti-corruption marathon.
Track & Field Athletics

NSF: Ekiti council warns athletes to stay away from drugs

The General Manager of Ekiti Sports Council, Ayodeji Samo, has warned the state contingent to the forthcoming National Sports Festival to keep away from illicit drugs.
Philip Shaibu

Edo government announces bid for 2020 National Sports Festival

The Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, who made the announcement at a press conference in Edo Government House, Benin, said the state was poised to re-enact its prominence in sports.
Rosemary Chukwuma

Rosemary Chukwuma: 2020 Olympics my next target

Rosemary Chukwuma, a 100m Youth Olympics Gold medalist, says her focus after her achievement in the Youth Olympics is to participate in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Recent Stories

Workers urges federal government to slash political officials’ security votes to accommodate minimum wage

A cross section of workers in Enugu State have urged the Federal Government to reduce cost of governance and security votes of political office holders to accommodate the new minimum wage.

Nigerian Army, youths play football match in Yobe

Troops of 159 battalion, Nigerian Army, Geidam in Yobe state on Tuesday evening played a football match with youths from the host community to foster understanding in order to defeat the activities of Boko Haram insurgency in Geidam and other parts of Lake Chad.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Federal government flags off 2019 school census

The Federal Government has flagged of the 2018/2019 annual school census (ASC) for schools in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
Super Eagles

AFCON: Super Eagles to play two more friendlies in June

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play two friendlies in the next FIFA free window in June in preparation for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
Pound

Pound rebounds above $1.32 on Brexit deal hopes

Sterling rallied above $1.32 on Tuesday on fresh hope that British Prime Minister Theresa May would avoid a chaotic no-deal Brexit, while global stock markets recovered.