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Japan's newly elected Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Saturday that he's determined to host the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021 as proof that humanity has defeated the pandemic.''

Japan premier ‘determined’ to hold Olympics despite pandemic

Japan is “determined” to host the postponed Olympic Games in 2021 despite the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s newly elected prime minister told the United Nations General Assembly on Friday.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Tokyo Olympics: Non-contact sports to resume training in Port Harcourt – minister

Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, says non-contact sports athletes will soon resume training in Port Harcourt, Rivers, ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
Azubuike Okechukwu has joined Turkish Super Lig side Istanbul Basaksehir on a season-long loan from Egyptian club Pyramids FC.

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World Athletics is set to rewrite the 2020 season calendar, following disruptions to sports schedules by the unfolding coronavirus drama worldwide.

World Athletics announces protected window for national championships

World Athletics has put aside the weekend of 8-9 August, 2020, as the protected window for national championships this year, following the disruption of the international competition calendar by the coronavirus pandemic.
The International Olympic Committee came under pressure to speed up its decision about postponing the Tokyo Games on Tuesday as athletes criticised the four-week deadline and the United States joined calls to delay the competition.

IOC tells NOCs to expect decision on new dates for Tokyo Games

A decision on when the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be held is expected to be made within the next three weeks, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) told countries on a conference call.

WADA issues dope testing guidelines amid coronavirus pandemic

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) issued new guidelines on Friday to facilitate continued testing amid the constraints of the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed confidence that the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead as planned in July, despite worries over the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Japan premier confident Tokyo Olympics will go ahead as planned

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed confidence that the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead as planned in July, despite worries over the coronavirus.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Nigeria targets Olympic talent at Police Games

Federal Ministry of Sports has commenced the scouting of young men and women, who could form part of Team Nigeria to the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

Top Nigerian football official released after being questioned over alleged financial fraud

Vice president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Seyi Akinwunmi, has been released by the country's anti-corruption investigators after being questioned in an ongoing financial probe.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Sports minister sets Tokyo Olympics targets

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has declared that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games will be devoid of the usual jamboree as only Sports and athletes with medal prospects will represent the country.
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.

Odunayo Adekuruoye relishes winning sixth African title

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.
Nigeria’s senior women’s national basketball team, D’Tigress, on Saturday booked a ticket to the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. 75

D’Tigress coach hails Olympic qualifying tourney outing

Assistant coach of Nigeria’s senior women basketball national team — D’Tigress, Peter Ahmedu, has hailed the team for giving a good account of itself after the team achieved its target of picking the ticket to the women basketball event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games.
Nigeria's D'Tigress on Thursday celebrated a key victory as they overcame African counterparts Mozambique 85-51 in Serbia in an Olympic qualifier. 69

Peter Ahmedu: D’Tigress’ Olympics spot sealed

Assistant coach of Nigeria’s women national basketball team Peter Ahmedu has concluded that Nigeria is in already with a qualification spot for the women basketball event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games following Thursday’s 85 – 51 victory over Mozambique in the team’s Olympic qualifying tournament opener.
Nigeria Basketball Federation have appointed Golden State Warriors Associate Coach Mike Brown to lead D’Tigers to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Golden State Warriors’ Mike Brown accepts Nigeria head coach job

Nigeria Basketball Federation have appointed Golden State Warriors Associate Coach Mike Brown to lead D’Tigers to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Olympic Gold medalist Paul Kehinde

Paul Kehinde: Nigeria’s hosting will enhance Para power lifters Olympics qualifying prospects

2016 Olympic Gold medalist in the powerlifting event Paul Kehinde has stated that Nigeria hosting the Para powerlifting world cup which serves as qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games will enhance Nigeria’s qualification hopes ahead of the tournament which begins next week Wednesday in Abuja.
The President of Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Engr. Abu Gumel, has predicted a good outing for Team Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympic Games in July in Japan.

NOC chief laments football absence at Tokyo Olympics

The President of Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Engr. Abu Gumel, has predicted a good outing for Team Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympic Games in July in Japan.
Despite having the second best time of 19.73 behind Jamaican Yohan Blake’s 19.26 in heat three of the men’s 200m semifinal, Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru finished last to miss out from the final of the event at the ongoing IAAF World Championships holding in Doha, Qatar.

Visa signs Nigerian athlete for programme on 2020 Olympics

The athlete identified as Divine Oduduru is a Nigerian track and field sprinter specializing in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash. He holds personal bests of 9.86 seconds for the 100 m and 19.73 seconds for the 200 m. The latter is a Nigerian national record.
World number 2 wrestler in the 57kg category Odunayo Adekuruoye is hopeful she is able to capitalise and consolidates on her recent victory after winning Gold at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament to record a commanding start to 2020.

Adekuruoye Odunayo hopes to consolidate on Gold medal win in Rome

World number 2 wrestler in the 57kg category Odunayo Adekuruoye is hopeful she is able to capitalise and consolidates on her recent victory after winning Gold at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament to record a commanding start to the year 2020.

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