AFN accepts responsibility for ineligible athletes
Permalink

AFN accepts responsibility for ineligible athletes

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has taken responsibility after 10 athletes from the country…

Continue Reading →

Ten Nigerian athletes barred from Tokyo 2020 over drug-test standards
Permalink

Ten Nigerian athletes barred from Tokyo 2020 over drug-test standards

Ten Nigerian athletes were among 18 competitors from “high-risk” nations who have been barred from…

Continue Reading →

Okagbare leads Nigeria track & field quest for medals
Permalink

Okagbare leads Nigeria track & field quest for medals

Blessing Okagbare’s experience and bright performances will be a tonic to the track and field…

Continue Reading →

Nigeria at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: The shift from competitors to Olympic medal contenders
Permalink

Nigeria at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: The shift from competitors to Olympic medal contenders

Tokyo 2020 could herald the start of a new reign for Africans across multiple sports…

Continue Reading →

Olympics set back for Nigeria as 4x400m team is disqualified
Permalink

Olympics set back for Nigeria as 4x400m team is disqualified

World Athletics has reportedly disqualified the Nigerian women’s 4x400m team from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics…

Continue Reading →

American sprinter tests positive for cannabis, could miss Olympics
Permalink

American sprinter tests positive for cannabis, could miss Olympics

American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson has tested positive for cannabis, sources have told Reuters, and she…

Continue Reading →

Team Nigeria List 61 Athletes to Compete at Tokyo 2020
Permalink

Team Nigeria List 61 Athletes to Compete at Tokyo 2020

With 24 days to the start of the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo, Team Nigeria…

Continue Reading →

Breaking!  Fraction of a second too late for Nigeria’s men’s 4×100 team in Tokyo 2020 qualifiers
Permalink

Breaking! Fraction of a second too late for Nigeria’s men’s 4×100 team in Tokyo 2020 qualifiers

The Nigeria’s 4x100m men’s team have crashed out of qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics…

Continue Reading →

Lagos ready for Open Athletics Championships
Permalink

Lagos ready for Open Athletics Championships

The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Tonobok Okowa as well as the…

Continue Reading →

Usain Bolt has twin boys – Thunder and Saint Leo Bolt
Permalink

Usain Bolt has twin boys – Thunder and Saint Leo Bolt

All-time Olympic great sprinter Usain Bolt and his partner Kasi Bennett announced on Sunday the…

Continue Reading →

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Trials: Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire Arrive Lagos For Invitational Relays
Permalink

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Trials: Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire Arrive Lagos For Invitational Relays

Two out of the seven countries confirmed for the invitational relays scheduled as part of…

Continue Reading →

MKO Abiola, Africa’s Pillar of Sports’  March to June 12
Permalink

MKO Abiola, Africa’s Pillar of Sports’ March to June 12

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Only one man was ever bestowed with the title, Africa’s Pillar of…

Continue Reading →

Tokyo 2020: Marathon runner Sinead Diver will become Australia’s oldest-ever Olympian at age 44
Permalink

Tokyo 2020: Marathon runner Sinead Diver will become Australia’s oldest-ever Olympian at age 44

For proof that Olympic dreams can be realised later in life, one need only look…

Continue Reading →

Tokyo 2020: Cloud  gets  clearer for Team Nigeria
Permalink

Tokyo 2020: Cloud gets clearer for Team Nigeria

With 46 days to the commencement  of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the cloud is becoming…

Continue Reading →

Breaking! African Athletics Championships in trouble again as Nigeria withdraw as hosts
Permalink

Breaking! African Athletics Championships in trouble again as Nigeria withdraw as hosts

Nigeria has made a dramatic U-turn over the hosting of the troubled African Athletics Championships.…

Continue Reading →

Lagos to Host 22nd  African Athletics Championship
Permalink

Lagos to Host 22nd African Athletics Championship

Thirty-two years after hosting the sixth edition of the African Senior Athletics Championship, Lagos has…

Continue Reading →

AMERICA’S LEE EVANS, 1968 OLYMPIC 400M CHAMPION, DIES IN NIGERIA
Permalink

AMERICA’S LEE EVANS, 1968 OLYMPIC 400M CHAMPION, DIES IN NIGERIA

Lee Evans, the 1968 Olympic 400m champion and human rights activist, has died at age…

Continue Reading →

AFN AND MAKING OF CHAMPIONS FINALIZE PLANS FOR OLYMPICS QUALIFYING TRIALS
Permalink

AFN AND MAKING OF CHAMPIONS FINALIZE PLANS FOR OLYMPICS QUALIFYING TRIALS

By PAUL AKAGBEMHE The Athletics Federation of Nigeria AFN in conjunction with the Making Of…

Continue Reading →

NIGERIA MOVE WITHIN FIVE PLACES OF QUALIFYING  FOR TOKYO 2020 RELAY
Permalink

NIGERIA MOVE WITHIN FIVE PLACES OF QUALIFYING  FOR TOKYO 2020 RELAY

Team Nigeria’s 4x400m mixed relay team got off to a good start at the PVAMU…

Continue Reading →

TOKYO 2020: TEAM NIGERIA  CAMP OPENS AT KISARAZU ON JULY 3RD
Permalink

TOKYO 2020: TEAM NIGERIA  CAMP OPENS AT KISARAZU ON JULY 3RD

Nigeria’s Ministry of  Youth and Sports Development has unveiled  a comprehensive plan  for Team Nigeria towards…

Continue Reading →

NIGERIA’S SPORTS MINISTER DISSOLVES SPORTS 31 OF 32 FEDERATIONS
Permalink

NIGERIA’S SPORTS MINISTER DISSOLVES SPORTS 31 OF 32 FEDERATIONS

Only the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) which has a special status as a parastatal under…

Continue Reading →