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Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya has been handed a four-year ban for anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) that included using a fake photo of a traffic accident to justify one of four missed whereabouts appointments, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday.
Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN ) has said Sunday Akinlabi Dare, the Minister of Sports and Youth Development has been a real blessing to the sport of athletics and indeed all sports since he was made the number one sportsman in Nigeria last August.
Sebastian Coe – the World Athletics president, has hinted that his organisation may emulate a major football body like Bundesliga and bring its competitions out of Coronavirus quarantine, and stage athletics events without spectators.
Multiple Olympic champion Mo Farah says the postponement of the Tokyo Games to 2021 could work to his advantage as the Briton will now have around 20 months to train for the defence of his 10,000m title having switched his focus back to the track.
President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Olamide George, has lamented the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the calendar and programs of activities of the Athletics Federation with the directive from the Federal Government suspending all sporting activities still subsisting.
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.
World Athletics president Sebastian Coe admitted Friday that settling on a new date for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 will not satisfy everybody.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Wednesday that the postponed Tokyo Games would require “sacrifices and compromises” from all sides to make them work.
The Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021, the first such delay in the Games’ 124-year modern history, as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the world’s last sporting showpiece still standing this year.
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.
In a letter to International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, written before Sunday’s IOC meeting, Coe said holding the Games in July 2020 was “neither feasible nor desirable” because of the global crisis.
South African middle distance athlete Caster Semenya is aiming to run in the 200 metres at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Nigeria track and field athletes have demanded for the payment of all allowances owed by the impeached president of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.
Papa Massata Diack, the son of former world athletics supremo Lamine Diack, has denied corruption linked to the Russian doping scandal, saying he is too rich to bribe.
Former Commonwealth Games Long Jump queen, Ese Brume, made the most of her World Indoor Tour debut Saturday at the Copernicus Cup in Torun, Poland, leaping to a new 6.62m personal best to place second behind Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk of Ukraine (6.96m).
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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has given President Muhammadu Buhari 14 days to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to urgently investigate allegations that over N300bn of public funds are missing, mismanaged, diverted or stolen, as documented in the 2017 audited report by the Auditor General of the Federation (AGF).”
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced new appointments and redeployments in the National Oil Company, as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen and reposition NNPC for greater efficiency, transparency and profitability in line with the Next Level Agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Agbola Ajayi, Deputy Governor of Ondo state, has asked Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor, who is in isolation since Tuesday when he tested positive for COVID-19, to hand over to him.
Amazonian tribe members in Ecuador released six people they had kidnapped to demand the release of the body of a leader killed by the coronavirus, the government said on Saturday.
The Council of Legal Education has said that 1, 864 students of the Nigerian Law School passed the Bar Final Examinations conducted in January.
An Appeal Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has upheld the election of Yahaya Bello as Kogi State Governor.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said his team must embrace the pressure in their remaining Premier League matches as they look to secure a top-four finish and qualify for next season’s Champions League.
The Chief of Staff to the Plateau State Governor, Noel Donjur, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN), has urged the Federal Government to strengthen policies that would transform the country into a world class tourist hub.
There was a mild drama in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Thursday when officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) disrupted the unveiling of an anti-coronavirus herbal syrup.