Athletics

Lagos City Marathon: LASTMA deploys 350 officers for hitch-free exercise

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) says no fewer than 350 officers have been deployed and mobilised for the Access Bank-Lagos City Marathon billed for Saturday.
Simone Biles, the most decorated American gymnast with 30 Olympic and world championship medals, has excited fans with a four-second video clip of a training vault no woman has performed in competition.

Simone Biles wows fans with video of daring vault ahead of Olympics

Simone Biles, the most decorated American gymnast with 30 Olympic and world championship medals, has excited fans with a four-second video clip of a training vault no woman has performed in competition.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Sports Minister tips Nigeria to conquer at Para-powerlifting World Cup

Nigerian Athletes to the Para-Powerlifting World Cup which began yesterday in Abuja have the potentials to conquer the World, so declares the Minister For Youth and Sports Mr Sunday Dare.

Paul Kehinde: Nigeria powerlifting contingent will dominate world championship in Abuja

2016 Olympic Gold medalist Paul Kehinde has stated that he is sure Nigerian powerlifters will dominate the Para powerlifting world cup in Abuja ahead of the commencement of events at the competition billed to also serve as qualifiers for this year’s Olympic games.
Top cyclist Jakob Fuglsang took to social media on Monday to contest links to disgraced Italian doctor Michele Ferrari, in response to reports of an investigation into the Olympic road race silver medallist.

Accused cyclist Jakob Fuglsang contests link to banned doctor

Top cyclist Jakob Fuglsang took to social media on Monday to contest links to disgraced Italian doctor Michele Ferrari, in response to reports of an investigation into the Olympic road race silver medallist.
Nigeria's Tobi Amusan

Tobi Amusan targets African 60m hurdles record at Karlsruhe indoor meeting

Reigning Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles queen, Tobiloba Amusan, is on a mission to the Karlsruhe indoor meeting on Friday.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN unveils 2020 programme, ready for Tokyo Olympics

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says all hands are on deck towards achieving a memorable outing at the Tokyo Olympics in July/August.
Despite having the second best time of 19.73 behind Jamaican Yohan Blake’s 19.26 in heat three of the men’s 200m semifinal, Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru finished last to miss out from the final of the event at the ongoing IAAF World Championships holding in Doha, Qatar.

Visa signs Nigerian athlete for programme on 2020 Olympics

The athlete identified as Divine Oduduru is a Nigerian track and field sprinter specializing in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash. He holds personal bests of 9.86 seconds for the 100 m and 19.73 seconds for the 200 m. The latter is a Nigerian national record.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN board impeach suspended president Ibrahim Gusau in a unanimous decision

Acting President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Olamide George, has stated that the board of the Athletics ruling body in Nigeria has impeached hitherto suspended President of the AFN board Ibrahim Gusau in a unanimous decision yesterday in Abuja.
Ibrahim Shehu Gusau emerges new AFN President

AFN: Ministry restates position on Ibrahim Gusau’s suspension

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has restated its position that Engineer Ibrahim Gusau remains suspended as president of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN).
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Minister begins payment of athletes’ allowances

Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Dare Sunday, has fulfilled his promise to pay Nigeria’s youth and junior athletes to the CAA U-18/U-20 championships in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire last April allowances owed them by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).
World number 2 wrestler in the 57kg category Odunayo Adekuruoye is hopeful she is able to capitalise and consolidates on her recent victory after winning Gold at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament to record a commanding start to 2020.

How Odunayo Adekuoroye saved Daniel Igali from losing bet in Rome

Wrestling sensation Odunayo Adekuoroye did not only win the country’s only gold medal at the 2020 Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament in the Italian city of Rome, the Ondo State-born wrestler also saved the President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali from losing substantial amount of money on a bet placed on the wrestler.
Africa and Commonwealth games Wrestling champion in the 68Kg category Blessing Oborududu has expressed delight after picking Bronze at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament in Italy to open the year 2020 on a positive note.

Blessing Oborududu excited with Bronze medal capture at ranking series

Africa and Commonwealth games Wrestling champion in the 68Kg category Blessing Oborududu has expressed delight after picking Bronze at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament in Italy to open the year 2020 on a positive note.
World number 2 wrestler in the 57kg category Odunayo Adekuruoye is hopeful she is able to capitalise and consolidates on her recent victory after winning Gold at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament to record a commanding start to 2020.

Adekuruoye Odunayo hopes to consolidate on Gold medal win in Rome

World number 2 wrestler in the 57kg category Odunayo Adekuruoye is hopeful she is able to capitalise and consolidates on her recent victory after winning Gold at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament to record a commanding start to the year 2020.
Nigeria's Odunayo Adekuoroye

Odunayo Adekuoroye wins wrestling gold in Rome, Blessing Oborududu settles for bronze

Wrestling sensation and two-time Commonwealth champion Odunayo Adekuoroye reigned supreme in Rome at the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament, claiming gold in a very dominant fashion in the final of the 57kg class, while Blessing Oborududu (68kg) settled for bronze at the event.
Reigning world outdoor 100m hurdles champion Nia Ali and reigning Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal will meet in a 60m hurdles showdown at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix, organizers announced Thursday.

World, Olympic women’s hurdles champs set for Boston duel

Reigning world outdoor 100m hurdles champion Nia Ali and reigning Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal will meet in a 60m hurdles showdown at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix, organizers announced Thursday.

AFN: NOC panel indicts Ibrahim Gusau, approves Sunday Adeleye’s removal as technical director

Suspended President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Engineer Ibrahim Gusau, is in for stronger censure as a panel of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) indicted him saying his declaration of autonomy for the AFN from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development was out of order and impossible because the Ministry will always supervise National Sport Federations.
Acting President of the federation, Honourable Olamide George says the federation has learnt from the mistakes made since the current board was inaugurated and will put all supporting structures in place this year to ensure a proper and sustainable growth for the sport.

AFN promises better results, scandal-free 2020 for Nigeria athletics

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says it is committed to an open, transparent and efficient management of track and field in the new year and beyond.

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Former Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo is in Manchester United squad for their UEFA Europe league clash against Belgian side Club Brugge.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confident Odion Ighalo will get goals for Manchester United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident Odion Ighalo will deliver the goods for the side.
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Insecurity: Senate moves to establish commission against illegal use of guns

The Senate on Wednesday considered a bill seeking to establish the National Commission Against the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Lawan: How N’Assembly is working to improve security situation in Nigeria

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday said the National Assembly has devised a strategy that will see to the creation of institutions dedicated to providing enduring solutions to Nigeria's security travails. Academy
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Senate holds one-minute silence for deceased Ex-WAEC registrar

The Senate on Wednesday observed a minute silence in honour of renowned Nigerian novelist and former Registrar of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Chukwuemeka Ike.
Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he does not regret criticizing Nigerian midfielder Joe Aribo and his teammates following the recent bad performances.

Joe Aribo’s Rangers fined £15,000 by Scottish FA

Rangers have been fined £15,000 by the Scottish FA for failing to act in an “orderly fashion” in games against Celtic and Hibernian in December.