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Tokyo will have to accept IOC plan to move marathon – organisers

Tokyo has little choice but to accept an International Olympic Committee (IOC) move to shift the 2020 marathon to a cooler Northern Island in Japan.
Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has held meeting with the chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation in his resolve to sanitize the country’s football administration.

Minister flags off preparations for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has reiterated the necessity of various National Sports Federations under his watch to start early preparations for Tokyo 2020 which he assured would make a big difference between success and failure.
Sports Minister Sunday Dare (middle) at the National Stadium Lagos

Tokyo Olympics: Athletes to be camped for five months – minister

Ahead of the preparations toward the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Monday assured athletes that he would ensure a minimum of five months camping.
Roger Federer reached the third round of Roland Garros for the 15th time on Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win over German lucky loser Oscar Otte.

Roger Federer: My heart tells me to participate in Tokyo Olympics

Roger Federer confirmed his participation in next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo and said on Monday that he had listened to his heart before making the decision.
Super Falcons skipper Onome Ebi has wishes Barcelona Ladies forward Asisat Oshoala best of luck ahead of UEFA Women’s Champions League final with Lyon on Saturday evening in Budapest.

Tokyo 2020: Onome Ebi raps NFF over Falcons’ ouster

Super Falcons defender Onome Ebi says she is yet to come to terms with Nigeria’s ouster from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, even as she frowned at the shenanigans that surrounded the resignation of Swede coach Thomas Dennerby.
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Thomas Dennerby confirms resignation as Super Falcons coach

Thomas Dennerby has resigned as head coach of Nigeria's women's team after a year and eight months in charge.
Spanish captain Sergio Ramos is aiming to add another medal to his cabinet as he is considering been part of the Spain football team to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Sergio Ramos aims to add another medal to his collection

Spanish captain Sergio Ramos is aiming to add another medal to his cabinet as he is considering been part of the Spain football team to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Miffed by the Super Falcons’ ouster from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) would soon begin its inquest into women’s football in order to curtail its free fall.

NFF to overhaul women’s football after Super Falcons’ flop

Miffed by the Super Falcons’ ouster from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) would soon begin its inquest into women’s football in order to curtail its free fall.
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Ghana joins Nigeria as big guns miss out on Tokyo Olympics

Ghana joined Nigeria as the high profile names to get knocked out of the 2020 CAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament, following their 1-0 defeat to Kenya on Tuesday.
Aruna Quadri‘s unbeaten run at the ITTF World Tour tagged Bulgaria Open came to a glorious end yesterday as the Nigeria Open champion fell to China’s Zhao Zihao 4-1 in the men’s singles semifinal.

Aruna Quadri leads Team Nigeria to ITTF Team World Cup

Nine years after featuring in the bi-annual ITTF Team World Cup, Nigeria will be making a return to the prestigious tournament as Aruna Quadri leads a five-man Team Nigeria to the 2019 edition holding in Tokyo, Japan on November 6 to 10.
Sports minister, Sunday Dare on Tuesday appointed ex-athlete Mary Onyali, as his Special Adviser on Sports.

Sports minister appoints ex-athlete Mary Onyali as special adviser

Sports minister Sunday Dare on Tuesday appointed ex-athlete Mary Onyali, as his Special Adviser on Sports.
Super Falcons attacker Ngozi Okobi said the players are disappointed to miss out on the opportunity to qualify for the Olympics for the first time since 2008.

Ngozi Okobi: No way forward for broken Super Falcons

Super Falcons attacker Ngozi Okobi said the players are disappointed to miss out on the opportunity to qualify for the Olympics for the first time since 2008.
Sports minister Sunday Dare has hailed long jumper, Ese Brume, for ending Nigeria’s wait for an IAAF World Championships medal after two fruitless trips to Beijing, China in 2015 and London, Great Britain in 2017.

Ese Brume: Bronze good for my career

Long jumper, Ese Brume, believes the bronze medal she scooped in Doha would surely boost her confidence going into next season and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Nigeria’s Super Falcons have failed to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics football tournament, having crashed to Cote d’Ivoire at the Agege Stadium, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

Super Falcons crash out of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have failed to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics football tournament, having crashed to Cote d’Ivoire at the Agege Stadium, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
Arna-Bjornar's Ngozi Ebere has earned a late invitation to the Nigeria women's side for Monday's clash against Cote d'Ivoire.

Ngozi Ebere joins Super Falcons camp after late call-up for Cote d’Ivoire clash

Arna-Bjornar's Ngozi Ebere has earned a late invitation to the Nigeria women's side for Monday's clash against Cote d'Ivoire.

Afreximbank chief urges Nigeria to set up agency for AfCFTA

To enjoy the opportunities offered by the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Prof. Benedict Oramah, has urged Nigeria to set up a specialized agency for the project.
Nigeria U23 team, first choice goalkeeper Abubakar Adamu, has downplayed the rivalry among the invited goalkeepers in the Eagles B camp, ahead of this weekend’s CHAN 2020 qualifier against Togo.

U-23 AFCON: Nigeria to battle Zambia, South Africa

Nigeria’s Under 23 side will face Zambia, South Africa and Cote d Ivoire in Group B of this year’s U-23 Nations Cup holding in Egypt.
Germany send Super Falcons packing from 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup after 3-0 win on Saturday evening encounter at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble. 68

Super Falcons players cry out over unpaid World Cup bonuses

Five players of the women's team are owed bonuses and allowances worth 7,700,000 million naira [$22,000] for playing at the Women's World Cup in France.

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