Egypt consider bidding for 2036 Olympics
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Egypt consider bidding for 2036 Olympics

Egypt could be the first African and Arab country to host the Olympic Games if…

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VIDEO: It’s joint birthday for two Nigerian Olympic gold medalists
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VIDEO: It’s joint birthday for two Nigerian Olympic gold medalists

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. Former Nigerian international footballer and Olympic gold medallist, Emmanuel Amuneke and Chioma…

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Australia joins diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Games
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Australia joins diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Games

Australia will join the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympic Games…

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Former Brazil Olympic boss sentenced to jail for Rio 2016 vote buying
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Former Brazil Olympic boss sentenced to jail for Rio 2016 vote buying

Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee for more than two decades,…

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Ethiopian legend Gebrselassie, Rio 2016 Olympic runner, Lilesa to join war front in Ethiopia
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Ethiopian legend Gebrselassie, Rio 2016 Olympic runner, Lilesa to join war front in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Olympic legend Haile Gebrselassie has announced plans to go to the battle front, just…

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Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai tells IOC president she is safe during video call
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Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai tells IOC president she is safe during video call

The International Olympics Committee said Sunday (Nov 21) its president had had a 30-minute video…

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IOC Athletes’ Commission ‘very concerned’ about China’s Peng
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IOC Athletes’ Commission ‘very concerned’ about China’s Peng

The Athletes Commission of the International Olympic Committee on Saturday said it was “very concerned”…

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U.S. considers diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
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U.S. considers diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

The United States is considering not sending a diplomatic delegation to the opening of the…

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Kenya court says slain Olympian Tirop’s husband must take mental health test
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Kenya court says slain Olympian Tirop’s husband must take mental health test

A Kenyan court on Tuesday ordered the husband of slain Kenyan Olympian Agnes Tirop, who…

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Oscar Pistorius, Olympic runner convicted of murder, is up for parole
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Oscar Pistorius, Olympic runner convicted of murder, is up for parole

Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympic sprinter who garnered global headlines after killing his girlfriend in…

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Binatone Fetes 2021 Olympics medalist, Blessing Oborududu
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Binatone Fetes 2021 Olympics medalist, Blessing Oborududu

It’s 40 years since Odegbami last played international match
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It’s 40 years since Odegbami last played international match

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. It is a rarity for footballers to have double anniversaries in one…

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After Kenya’s Agnes Tirop, another Olympics athlete is killed
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After Kenya’s Agnes Tirop, another Olympics athlete is killed

Barely a week after the murder of Kenya’s Agnes Tirop, Ecuadorian 2012 Summer Olympics athlete, Álex Quiñónez was killed Friday…

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Beijing lights flame, to be first city to host summer, winter Olympic Games
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Beijing lights flame, to be first city to host summer, winter Olympic Games

China lit its Olympic flame in Beijing on Wednesday after the ceremonial torch arrived from…

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More troubles for Okagbare for not co-operating with Athletics Integrity Unit
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More troubles for Okagbare for not co-operating with Athletics Integrity Unit

It goes from bad to worse for Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare who has been charged…

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Japanese Government offer Nigerian gymnasts scholarships
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Japanese Government offer Nigerian gymnasts scholarships

Morinari Watanabe’s campaign to be re-elected President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) continues to…

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Moments to cherish in Nigeria’s post independent era
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Moments to cherish in Nigeria’s post independent era

BY KUNLE SOLAJA  Perhaps more than any other human endeavour, sports have been in the…

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At  61st independence anniversary, Nigeria’s sports achievements are captured in 61 paragraphs
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At 61st independence anniversary, Nigeria’s sports achievements are captured in 61 paragraphs

BY KUNLE SOLAJA.  Sports Village Square takes a peep down memory lane since Nigeria’s independence…

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Former Kenya sports minister pays fine to skip jail over Rio 2016 scandal
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Former Kenya sports minister pays fine to skip jail over Rio 2016 scandal

Former Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario has paid a fine to avoid spending six years…

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Algerian judoka and coach suspended for 10 years over Tokyo 2020 withdrawal to avoid facing an Israeli
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Algerian judoka and coach suspended for 10 years over Tokyo 2020 withdrawal to avoid facing an Israeli

Algeria’s Fethi Nourine and his coach Amar Benikhlef have been suspended for 10 years by…

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IOC president, Bach, blasts! Intention for biennial World Cup “becoming clearer day by day”
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IOC president, Bach, blasts! Intention for biennial World Cup “becoming clearer day by day”

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach insisted he will not “put fuel to the…

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