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Tokyo Olympic organisers held a dummy run for the torch relay Saturday as fears over the coronavirus epidemic continue to cast a dark shadow over preparations for this summer’s Games.
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 .
Nigeria’s senior women basketball team, D’Tigress, climb up three places to 14th position in the latest FIBA World Ranking.
LeBron James and injured superstars Steph Curry and Kevin Durant were named on Monday in a 44-strong pool of players in contention for spots on the United States Olympic basketball team.
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.
The chaos in China’s sporting programme caused by the deadly coronavirus outbreak, which has already forced China to cancel or reschedule a host of events, is spreading into Asia’s sporting calendar.
Thomas Mueller insisted Sunday that he is not interested in a recall to the Germany team for Euro 2020 despite impressive recent displays for Bayern Munich.
International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has congratulated Nigeria’s women basketball team D’Tigress following their qualification for this year’s Olympic games in Tokyo.
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.
The chief executive officer of the Tokyo Olympics admitted Wednesday that organisers are “extremely worried” about the possible effect of the deadly new coronavirus on this summer’s games.
Coach Mike Brown, the Golden State Warriors’ Associate Head Coach has agreed to coach Nigeria’s men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, after agreeing to terms with the federation.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Monday it has asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for a public hearing on its case for Russia’s exclusion from international sporting competitions.
Nigeria’s women national basketball team forward Evelyn Akhator has stated that the D’Tigress will be ready for the challenge of playing and competing at the Olympic qualifying tournament which starts on Thursday in Belgrade, Serbia as the D’Tigress seek qualification for the women basketball event of the Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike promised Sunday to implement “thorough measures” to protect people from the deadly coronavirus in the run-up to this summer’s Olympic Games.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says all hands are on deck towards achieving a memorable outing at the Tokyo Olympics in July/August.
Nigeria’s table tennis team won’t be at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics following their failure to qualify for the team event yesterday.
Team Nigeria at the African Track Cycling Championship in Cairo, Egypt have won four gold, three silver and four bronze medals at the end of the competition on Sunday. The championship which began on Thursday...
Reigning world outdoor 100m hurdles champion Nia Ali and reigning Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna McNeal will meet in a 60m hurdles showdown at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix, organizers announced Thursday.
Justin Fashanu, Britain's first and only out gay male professional footballer, is to be posthumously inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame later this week.
Queen Elizabeth II’s nephew David Armstrong-Jones is set to divorce, a spokesman said Monday — the second marriage split in the British royal family announced within a week.
Tomato plants in France’s far-west Finistere region have been contaminated with a destructive virus that can lead to whole crops being wasted, the agriculture ministry said on Monday.
Odion Ighalo has become the first Nigerian to play for Manchester United following his debut against Chelsea.
Musa Muhammadu has emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the bye-election into the vacant Babura/Garki Federal Constituency of Jigawa.
The Deputy Majority Leader and Chairman House of Assembly Committee on Public Petitions of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Chief Emeka Aforka, has exonerated members of the 7th state assembly from rumours making the rounds that lawmakers allegedly collected N700,000 each from transition committee chairmen to confirm their appointments recently.
Amnesty International has condemned the massacre of stranded travellers in Auno village of Borno State, with a call on the Nigerian government to do more to secure innocent citizens.
Nigeria 19-year old sensation Christy Ucheibe has secured a three-and-half-year deal with Portuguese Liga BPI outfit SL Benfica from Swedish club Assi IF.
Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, Thursday secured the approval of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to arraign Ifeanyi Ubah and his Capital Oil and Gas Limited over the fraudulent value of assets tendered to offset N132 billion owed the corporation.
Armed men have massacred 22 villagers including 14 children in an anglophone region of Cameroon, according to the United Nations, with the opposition blaming the killings on government troops.