SIXTY DIAMOND MOMENTS OF NIGERIAN SPORTS HIGHLIGHT THE 60TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY!
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SIXTY DIAMOND MOMENTS OF NIGERIAN SPORTS HIGHLIGHT THE 60TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY!

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Lead writer of the Sports Village Square takes a peep down memory…

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TOKYO 2020 PLAN TO CUT NUMBER OF OFFICIALS ATTENDING GAMES BY 10 TO 15 PER CENT
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TOKYO 2020 PLAN TO CUT NUMBER OF OFFICIALS ATTENDING GAMES BY 10 TO 15 PER CENT

Tokyo 2020 organisers are planning to cut the number of officials attending next year’s Olympics…

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JAPAN MAY EASE ENTRY RULES FOR TOKYO 2020 ATHLETES, MUTŌ HINTS
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JAPAN MAY EASE ENTRY RULES FOR TOKYO 2020 ATHLETES, MUTŌ HINTS

Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshirō Mutō has hinted the Japanese Government may relax entry restrictions…

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ALL TOKYO 2020 ATHLETES MUST PASS CORONAVIRUS TEST
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ALL TOKYO 2020 ATHLETES MUST PASS CORONAVIRUS TEST

Organisers of next year’s delayed Olympic Games will require coronavirus tests of foreign athletes upon…

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TOKYO 2020 CONSULTANCY FIRM BLACK TIDINGS “PAID $370,000” TO PAPA MASSATA DIACK
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TOKYO 2020 CONSULTANCY FIRM BLACK TIDINGS “PAID $370,000” TO PAPA MASSATA DIACK

Consultancy firm Black Tidings reportedly transferred $370,000 (£288,000/€313,000) to Papa Massata Diack around the time…

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WRESTLER’S EXECUTION: WORLD PLAYERS ASSOCIATION DEMANDS IRAN’S EXPULSION FROM OLYMPICS
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WRESTLER’S EXECUTION: WORLD PLAYERS ASSOCIATION DEMANDS IRAN’S EXPULSION FROM OLYMPICS

BY NANCY GILLEN World Players Association executive director Brendan Schwab has outlined five commitments the…

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IOC VICE PRESIDENT RULES OUT OLYMPIC BAN ON IRAN FOLLOWING WRESTLER’S EXECUTION
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IOC VICE PRESIDENT RULES OUT OLYMPIC BAN ON IRAN FOLLOWING WRESTLER’S EXECUTION

The vice-president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has suggested Iran are unlikely to be…

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GLOBAL CALL FOR IRAN EXPULSION FROM IOC
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GLOBAL CALL FOR IRAN EXPULSION FROM IOC

Global Athlete has demanded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and United World Wrestling (UWW) expel…

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IOC BATTLING TO SAVE IRANIAN WRESTLING CHAMPION SENTENCED TO DEATH
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IOC BATTLING TO SAVE IRANIAN WRESTLING CHAMPION SENTENCED TO DEATH

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is “extremely concerned” by the case involving Iranian wrestler Navid…

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NIKE KIT STOLEN BY KENYAN OFFICIALS RETURNED
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NIKE KIT STOLEN BY KENYAN OFFICIALS RETURNED

Nike kit supposed to be used by Kenyan athletes during the 2016 Olympic Games in…

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WORLD’S OLDEST LIVING OLYMPIC MEDALLIST ALNEVIK PASSES AWAY AGED 100
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WORLD’S OLDEST LIVING OLYMPIC MEDALLIST ALNEVIK PASSES AWAY AGED 100

BY MICHAEL HOUSTON Swedish runner Folke Alnevik, who was the world’s oldest living Olympic medallist,…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: NIGERIA WINS ITS 1ST OLYMPIC MEDAL
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: NIGERIA WINS ITS 1ST OLYMPIC MEDAL

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. Till date, Nigeria has won a total of 25 medals spread across…

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JAPANESE MAN ARRESTED OVER FAKE TOKYO 2020 MEDALS
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JAPANESE MAN ARRESTED OVER FAKE TOKYO 2020 MEDALS

BY MICHAEL PAVITT The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has arrested a man on suspicion of…

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IOC SCAMMED OVER MUHAMMAD ALI’S OLYMPIC TORCH
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IOC SCAMMED OVER MUHAMMAD ALI’S OLYMPIC TORCH

BY NEIL SHEFFERD A Torch donated to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said to be…

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FREE COMICS: HOW NIGERIAN ATHLETES SHOCKED THE WORLD
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FREE COMICS: HOW NIGERIAN ATHLETES SHOCKED THE WORLD

Community Sport and Educational Development (CSED) Initiative has rolled back the years in a bid…

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FIFA CELEBRATES NIGERIA’S OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL AS AMOKACHI, AMUNEKE RECALL CENTENNIAL ECSTASY
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FIFA CELEBRATES NIGERIA’S OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL AS AMOKACHI, AMUNEKE RECALL CENTENNIAL ECSTASY

“Winning Olympic gold is the ultimate goal for any athlete,” said Kurt Angle. “So can…

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FLASHBACK: HOW NIGERIAN WOMEN TEAM WON OLYMPIC SILVER MEDAL AT ATLANTA ‘96
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FLASHBACK: HOW NIGERIAN WOMEN TEAM WON OLYMPIC SILVER MEDAL AT ATLANTA ‘96

Nigeria had a glorious closing moment as the curtain was about to fall on the…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: NIGERIA’S ‘DREAM TEAM’ BECOMES 1ST NON-EUROPEAN OLYMPIC GOLD WINNERS IN 68 YEARS
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: NIGERIA’S ‘DREAM TEAM’ BECOMES 1ST NON-EUROPEAN OLYMPIC GOLD WINNERS IN 68 YEARS

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. On this date, 3 August 1996, the Nigeria men’s football team beat…

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FLASHBACK: HAKEEM OLAJUWON WINS OLYMPIC GOLD WITH US DREAM TEAM
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FLASHBACK: HAKEEM OLAJUWON WINS OLYMPIC GOLD WITH US DREAM TEAM

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: AJUNWA BECOMES 1ST BLACK AFRICAN OLYMPIC GOLD WINNER ON THE FIELD
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: AJUNWA BECOMES 1ST BLACK AFRICAN OLYMPIC GOLD WINNER ON THE FIELD

After various setbacks in her career, Police woman, Chioma Ajunwa on this date, 2 August…

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IOC MAY ALLOW OPENING CEREMONY MINUTE’S SILENCE AS PROTEST SOLUTION FOR TOKYO 2020
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IOC MAY ALLOW OPENING CEREMONY MINUTE’S SILENCE AS PROTEST SOLUTION FOR TOKYO 2020

BY MIKE ROWBOTTOM A minute’s silence at the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics…

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