Athletics

African Games: Blessing Okagbare disqualified, apologises to fans

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare was on Monday disqualified in heat one of the women’s 100m semi-final race for a false start.
Reigning NCAA Division I 200m champion, Divine Oduduru started his quest to become the second Nigerian man to successfully complete a sprint double at the Championships on an explosive note.

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru set for Diamond League return

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru has been handed the opportunity to prove he has the big occasion temperament following his re-admission to the IAAF Diamond League stage barely six weeks after his misadventure to the EBS Herculis in Monaco where he came in last (10.26 seconds) in the 100m event.
Andrew Ekenam, Head Coach of Team Nigeria to the 11th All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville in 2015, on Tuesday expressed confidence in the quality of lifters representing the country at the ongoing 12th Games in Rabat, Morocco.

Africa Games: Weightlifting coach confident in athletes’ quality

Andrew Ekenam, Head Coach of Team Nigeria to the 11th All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville in 2015, on Tuesday expressed confidence in the quality of lifters representing the country at the ongoing 12th Games in Rabat, Morocco.
A board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele, says the country is risking its chances of winning the forthcoming African Games following the choice of athletes by the federation to represent the country.

African Games begins in Morocco

What is generally regarded as Africa’s version of the Olympic Games is officially underway in Rabat, Morocco. The Opening Ceremony of the 12th African Games was held Monday night at the Prince Moulay Abdellah stadium.
To inspire its athletes competing at the 12th African Games holding in Rabat, Morocco, Ghana has promised to reward individual gold medalists with $3000 (N1.05M) for their efforts.

African Games: Ghana dangles $3000 on gold medalists

To inspire its athletes competing at the 12th African Games holding in Rabat, Morocco, Ghana has promised to reward individual gold medalists with $3000 (N1.05M) for their efforts.
African 100 metre hurdles champion Tobi Amusan expects to be a medal hopeful for Nigeria at the 2019 African Games, but insists she wants to focus on executing a good race.

Tobi Amusan sets African Games target

African 100 metre hurdles champion Tobi Amusan expects to be a medal hopeful for Nigeria at the 2019 African Games, but insists she wants to focus on executing a good race.

Tokyo 2020: Water bacteria cancels paratriathlon test swim

The swimming section of a paratriathlon test event for Tokyo 2020 was cancelled Saturday due to high levels of bacteria in the water, the latest in a series of difficulties over water quality and temperature.
President Buhari at the event

President Buhari charges Team Nigeria to win clean medals

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged Nigeria contingent to the 12th African Games in Rabat, Morocco, to stay clear off performance-enhancing drugs, urging them to win only clean medals for the country.
Blessing Okagbare

IAAF Diamond League: Blessing Okagbare seeks second win in Birmingham, Tobiloba Amusan set to...

Former African sprint queen Blessing Okagbare will be seeking her second win at the Muller Grand Prix in Birmigham, United Kingdom on Sunday when the IAAF Diamond League train makes its 11th of scheduled 14 stops this year.
Ese Brume

Ese Brume wins 100m, Long Jump in Turkey trials

Nigeria’s Ese Brume set a new Personal Best time to win the 100m race at the Buyukler Sampiyonasi meet in Turkey.
Caster Semenya

IAAF hails ‘parity and clarity’ after Caster Semenya ruling

A Swiss court ruling that blocks South African Caster Semenya from defending her world 800m title in Doha in September creates much-needed “parity and clarity” in athletics, the sport’s governing body said Wednesday.
South African 800 meters Olympic champion Caster Semenya arrives for a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in Lausanne on February 18, 2019. – Semenya will challenge a proposed rule by the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) aiming to restrict testosterone levels in female runners. (Photo by Harold CUNNINGHAM / AFP)

Caster Semenya to miss World Championships

South African athlete Caster Semenya will not be able to defend her 800m crown at the world championships in Doha later this year.

General Buratai: Why golf is important to Nigerian Army

The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Tukur Buratai, has said the game of golf is another form of military training, which could help the Nigerian Army personnel in tackling the current insecurity in Nigeria.
Dalilah Muhammad

Dalilah Muhammad smashes women’s 400 million hurdles world record

Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad smashed the longstanding women’s 400m hurdles world record here Sunday, clocking 52.20sec with a superb display at the US Track and Field Championships.
Reigning NCAA Division I 200m champion, Divine Oduduru started his quest to become the second Nigerian man to successfully complete a sprint double at the Championships on an explosive note.

AFN names Blessing Okagbare, Divine Oduduru, 49 others for 2019 Africa Games

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has released the final team list of athletes who will represent Nigeria at the 12th African Games taking place in Rabat, Morocco from the 19th to 31st of August 2019.
Some athletes compete during the maiden edition of Africa Cup-Track organized by Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN), in Abuja

Team Nigeria dominates African Cup Track Cycling

Team Nigeria in day two of the African Cup Track Cycling has continued to dominate the Championship, winning 21 medals.
Reigning Commonwealth champion, Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye has set a gold medal target for herself at both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and next month’s Africa Games billed for next month in Morocco.

Odunayo Adekuoroye targets Africa Games, 2020 Olympic gold

Reigning Commonwealth champion, Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye has set a gold medal target for herself at both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and next month’s Africa Games billed for next month in Morocco.

Kenyan runner banned eight years for second doping offence

Kenyan marathon runner Salome Biwott has been suspended for eight years after testing positive for a banned substance for the second time, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Thursday.

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