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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.
Efe Ajagba

Efe Ajagba returns with Santino Turnbow bout in WBC title under-card

Ajagba, who is undefeated in 7 fights, is seen as a promising star in the heavyweight division and made the headlines all over the world in August when his opponent, Curtis Harper, walked out of the fight after touching gloves and the bell sounded to start the opening round.

A vote for parliamentary system

I have always believed that returning to a parliamentary system would offer us an opportunity to practise a more robust form of democracy. I like presidentialism, which we currently practise, but I love the parliamentary system.

Lagos youngster sends favourite Funke Oshonaike crashing at NSF

Veteran Olympian Funke Oshonaike on Monday suffered another defeat at the ongoing 2018 National Sports Festival in Abuja, when she was sent packing 4-3 in the quarter-finals of the women’s singles table tennis event by unknown youngster Nimota Aregbesola from Lagos State.

National Sports Festival: Segun Torioa advances into Table Tennis round of 16

Former African Table Tennis Champion Segun Toriola has been cleared to compete at the 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja after he was disqualified having been registered by Delta and Akwa Ibom state.
Falcon Ajuma Ottache

Ex-Falcon star Ajuma Ottache passes on

Ex-Nigeria player, Ajuma Ottache, and the only female coach in the Nationwide League One, has passed on.
Jose Ramirez's wild unanimous decision victory over Antonio Orozco on Friday at the Save Mart Center in Fresno

Jose Ramirez shows off improved jab to retain WBC title

Unbeaten Jose Ramirez kept his World Boxing Council junior welterweight title on Friday with a unanimous decision win over Mexican challenger Antonio Orozco.
Track & Field Athletics

Chioma Ajunwa: Why Nigerian athletes are struggling

Nigerian Olympic champion, Chioma Ajunwa, has blamed the decline in Nigeria’s dominance in athletics to the lack of programs to identify and nurture young talents.
Runners take part in the annual City2Surf road race in Sydney on August 12, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - PETER PARKS -

Olympians, costumed athletes join massive Sydney race

Australian Olympian Ben St Lawrence won Sydney's biggest road race for the second time Sunday as almost 80,000 people, including many in fancy dress, took part in the annual run.
Enefiok Udo-Obong

Asaba 2018: Olympian praises Delta for hosting athletics championships

An Olympian, Enefiok Udo-Obong, on Monday gave the host of the just-concluded Africa Senior Athletics Championships, Delta Government a pass mark for staging a successful event.
Jerry Okorodudu

Jerry Okorodudu: I am dying of hunger

Jerry Okorodudu, an Olympian, on Tuesday in Lagos said he was dying of hunger over the non-payment of his 10 months’ salary by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Anthony Joshua ‘loses’ unbeaten record to swimming legend

The 32-year-old American, who retired after the Rio Olympics in 2016, picked up an astonishing 23 Olympic gold medals, as well as three silvers and two bronze.

Commonwealth Games: Governor Dickson gifts Nigeria wrestlers N13.9m

Bayelsa Governor Seriake Dickson on Tuesday rewarded wrestlers that represented Nigeria at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games, for their creditable performance.

South Africa: No pardon for Olympian Oscar Pistorius

Olympian Oscar Pistorius has not been pardoned by the president of South Africa for the murder of his girlfriend, contrary to an online report shared on social media.

South African court dismisses Oscar Pistorius appeal

Legal experts say Olympian Oscar Pistorius has finally run out of options to appeal his 13-year prison sentence for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.

Downhillers on hold as Fourcade launches Olympic charge

Teenage snowboarder Red Gerard won the first Olympic medal for the United States of Friday but Canada's Mark McMorris stole the show with an inspirational bronze medal.

World cyclist champion Caroline Buchanan seriously injured in car crash

Caroline Buchanan, a two-time Olympian and world champion cyclist has been seriously injured in a car crash.

Oscar Pistorius: From global icon to broke, broken Olympian

At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon.

Recent Stories

Abuja court suspends arrest warrant against NFF chiefs, summons presidential panel

The Chief Magistrate District Court II in Abuja has suspended the warrant of arrest issued previously to the Special Presidential Investigative Panel (SPIP) headed by Chief Okoi Obono-Obla against five top officials of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

18 killed after bus overturned in western Ethiopia

Eighteen people died after a bus overturned in western Ethiopia on Wednesday, leaving scores of others with serious injuries, police said.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

Governors forum meeting fails to hold for lack of quorum

The meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) expected to discuss the issue of a new national minimum wage for Nigerian workers failed to hold on Wednesday due to lack of quorum.

North Korea’s top envoy Kim Yong Chol arrives in Beijing

North Korea’s top envoy involved in talks with the United States arrived in Beijing on Thursday and is thought to be en route to Washington, South Korean news agency, Yonhap reported.

NCDC: Federal government working to control Lassa fever

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said that the Federal Government would intensify efforts to control Lassa Fever in the country.