World Athletics president Sebastian Coe admitted Friday that settling on a new date for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 will not satisfy everybody.
Kenya’s athletics authority on Wednesday ordered the closure of training camps and clubs due to the coronavirus outbreak, a move that threatens the ability of the country’s athletes to prepare for the Olympic Games which are scheduled to begin in July.
The annual London marathon which was due to take place on April 26 has been postponed to Oct. 4 because of coronavirus, the organisers said on Friday, marking the latest in a long line of major international sport events disrupted by the pandemic.
South African middle distance athlete Caster Semenya is aiming to run in the 200 metres at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
It comes after cases in the UK climbed to 798 this afternoon as the deadly bug continues to infect the nation.
The Performance Director of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Gabriel Okon, said on Thursday that the rate of spread of the deadly Coronavirus would not deter the federation from preparing the country’s athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Morocco and Nigeria were on Thursday added to the list of countries at the highest doping risk by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), less than five months from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Birhanu Legese of Ethiopia won the virus-hit Tokyo marathon reduced from a mass participation event of 38,000 runners to just elite athletes on Sunday because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Nigeria track and field athletes have demanded for the payment of all allowances owed by the impeached president of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.
Papa Massata Diack, the son of former world athletics supremo Lamine Diack, has denied corruption linked to the Russian doping scandal, saying he is too rich to bribe.
Nigeria’s preparations to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics got yet another boost yesterday with the cheering news that Edo state Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Philip Shuaibu, has adopted Nigerian athlete Nwokocha Nzubechi with the payment of $10,000 .
New world number one wrestler in the 57kg women category Odunayo Adekuruoye is relishing her latest success after emerging with another Gold medal triumph at the just concluded senior Africa wrestling championship in the Algerian capital city of Algiers which saw her moved up to number one in the world in her category.
Undisputed Africa wrestling champion in the women 68kg category Nigeria’s Blessing Oburududu has expressed her delight after winning her 10th straight title at the just concluded Africa wrestling championship in Algiers, Algeria and in the process rising up further to world number 2 in the world wrestling ranking.
As the Edo State Government steps up preparation to host the 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) scheduled to commence from March 20, construction work has been completed on five mini stadia to be used for the games.
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent truckloads of relief material for the families of slain farmers at the rice field in Borno State.
Technical adviser to Rangers International, Salisu Yusuf, has said that he is not underestimating any team in the local league this season.
A group of Nigerian Basketball Stakeholders known as Basketball With Integrity has petitioned the sport’s world governing body, FIBA on the lingering leadership dispute of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF.
As political parties begin skeletal preparations for the 2023 general elections, immediate past President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has promised to woo political stakeholders, youths, businessmen among others to the fold of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in its push for a return to power at the centre.
Those agigating for a brand new Constitution in Nigeria may have to perish the thought as the National Assembly lacks the powers to do so, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said.
Rivers United lost 2-1 to Futuro Kings of Equatorial Guinea in their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round first leg tie at the Estadio de Mongomo on Saturday afternoon.
Under the Special Open Apprenticeship Scheme, the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Katsina State office has commenced the training of 1700 persons drawn from across the 34 local government areas of the state.
Former Senate President and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, has taken a swipe at the governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Dave Umahi, accusing him of coming after his life and other prominent leaders in the state.
The Daily Mail says Arsenal have been forced to spend an extra night in Norway after their flight back following their Europa League group game with Molde had to be cancelled.
The Federal Government says it will repackage its social intervention programmes to ensure it reached more people at the grassroots.