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Tokyo Olympics: Aruna Quadri, Blessing Okagbare, nine others get IOC scholarship

The Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC) has secured scholarship for 11 Nigerian athletes from the International Olympics Committee (IOC) ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games.

Dangote fertiliser in gas supply deal

Dangote Fertilizer factory has entered into a long-term agreement with Chevron Nigeria for the delivery of natural gas from Chevron’s supply portfolio to the plant, which is poised to start operations soon in Lekki – Lagos.
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IOC urges India isolation after Pakistani athletes denied visas

The International Olympic Committee has suspended all Indian applications to host future events and urged international sports federations not to stage competitions in the country after two Pakistanis were denied visas to compete in New Delhi.
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 unleashes team of professors to battle IAAF, CAS

Caster Semenya has released a list of experts she will call in her appeal hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) this week in her fight against regulations aimed at lowering the testosterone levels of hyperandrogenic athletes like her.
Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed on Wednesday debunked claims that the Federal Government was planning to reduce the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria.

2019 Budget: Federal government to Release New Set Of Taxes, Excise Duties

Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, said on Thursday that the Federal Government will be releasing new revenue initiatives which will include a new set of taxes and excise duties.
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Koreas to meet IOC in February on joint Olympic bid

The two Koreas on Friday agreed to hold talks with the International Olympic Committee on their joint bid for the 2032 Summer Games in February, Seoul said, as a rapid diplomatic thaw takes hold on the peninsula.

IOC: Samsung extends Olympics sponsorship

South Korea’s Samsung has extended its sponsorship contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by eight years.
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2020 Olympic organisers working for boxing at Games despite freeze

The organisers of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics said Saturday they would continue working to stage a boxing tournament at the games despite a freeze by the International Olympic Committee.
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IOC freezes planning for 2020 Olympics boxing tournament

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) put planning for the Tokyo 2020 boxing tournament on hold on Friday.

IOC ranks Aruna Quadri as Africa’s most talented table tennis player

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has described Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri as Africa’s most talented and successful Olympic table tennis player of all time, two years after reaching the quarter-final of the event at Rio 2016 Olympic.
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Sheikh Ahmad steps aside from Olympic duties over forgery allegations

Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah, one of the most influential figures in international sport on Wednesday officially stepped down from a powerful Olympic body as he fights forgery charges in Switzerland.
This picture taken on November 10, 2018 shows a rally of the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) for Taipei mayor candidate Ting Shou-chung during the elections campaign in Taipei. - When Taiwan goes to the polls on November 24, 2018 in local elections, it will not only be a test for President Tsai Ing-wen's embattled government but a crucial vote on divisive issues that could rile China. (Photo by SAM YEH / AFP) / TO GO WITH STORY: Taiwan-China-vote-referendum-politics, ADVANCER by Amber WANG

Divided Taiwan to vote in key test for ruling party

When Taiwan goes to the polls Saturday in local elections, it will not only be a test for President Tsai Ing-wen's embattled government but a crucial vote on divisive issues that could rile China.
Sheikh Ahmad al-Sabah has been an IOC member since 1992 and chairs the Olympic Solidarity Commission. Juan Mabromata-AFP-Getty Images

Kuwait’s Sheikh Ahmad al-Sabah temporarily leaves IOC roles

Powerful International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Sheikh Ahmad Al-Sabah said on Monday he had temporarily stepped down from his roles in the Olympic body amid an ongoing legal case in Switzerland.Kuwait’s

Solomon Dalung, Habu Gumel task inducted NOC patrons on sports development

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, and president of the Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC), Engineer Habu Gumel, have charged the newly inducted patrons of the NOC to assist Nigeria to excel in sports by support NOC and also rededicate themselves to the development of sports in their domains.
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Heat could make Tokyo 2020 Olympic marathon ‘deadly’ – doctors

A group of Japanese doctors on Wednesday urged Olympic organisers to start the Tokyo 2020 marathon as early as 5:30am, saying failure to do so could “lead to deaths” from heatstroke.
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FIBA chief Patrick Baumann dies of heart attack in Buenos Aires

Patrick Baumann, the 51-year-old Secretary General of basketball’s world governing body, has died of heart attack at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) said on Monday.
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Basketball chief Patrick Baumann dies suddenly at Youth Olympics

Patrick Baumann, 51-year-old Secretary General of basketball’s world governing body, has died of a heart attack at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) said on Sunday.

Boxing may be axed from Olympics

Boxing risks being thrown out of the Olympics unless the sport’s ruling body addresses “grave” concerns regarding its governance, the International Olympic Committee executive board said.

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