THIS DAY IN HISTORY: SOUTH AFRICA READMITTED TO OLYMPICS
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: SOUTH AFRICA READMITTED TO OLYMPICS

On this date, 9 July 1991, South Africa was readmitted to the Olympics and later…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: AFRICA LOSES 1ST PILLAR OF SPORTS
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: AFRICA LOSES 1ST PILLAR OF SPORTS

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Africa’s all-time sports philanthropist, Bashorun MKO Abiola died on this date 7…

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NIGERIA PICKS ADDITIONAL TICKETS IN TABLE TENNIS FOR TOKYO 2020 PARALYMPICS
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NIGERIA PICKS ADDITIONAL TICKETS IN TABLE TENNIS FOR TOKYO 2020 PARALYMPICS

The number of Nigeria athletes that will compete at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2021…

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TOKYO RESIDENTS WANT 2020 OLYMPICS SCRAPPED
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TOKYO RESIDENTS WANT 2020 OLYMPICS SCRAPPED

BY DAN PALMER A new survey has found that more than half of Tokyo residents…

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ANOTHER ROUND OF CORONAVIRUS HITS TOKYO, OLYMPIC CITY
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ANOTHER ROUND OF CORONAVIRUS HITS TOKYO, OLYMPIC CITY

Tokyo reported 60 new cases of coronavirus today, the highest number of daily cases in…

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ART MUSEUM REMOVES BUST OF FORMER IOC PRESIDENT OVER “RACIST LEGACY”
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ART MUSEUM REMOVES BUST OF FORMER IOC PRESIDENT OVER “RACIST LEGACY”

BY NEIL SHEFFERD The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco has removed a bust of…

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JAPANESE ECONOMISTS DOUBT TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS GOING AHEAD
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JAPANESE ECONOMISTS DOUBT TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS GOING AHEAD

BY MICHAEL HOUSTON Two Japanese economic experts have expressed doubt that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic…

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WORLD’S FASTEST MAN, COLEMAN IS SUSPENDED!
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WORLD’S FASTEST MAN, COLEMAN IS SUSPENDED!

World’s fastest man Christian Coleman is suspended and faces a two-year ban for missing three…

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FRESH THREAT TO TOKYO 2020 AS GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE PLEDGES TO CANCEL OLYMPICS
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FRESH THREAT TO TOKYO 2020 AS GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE PLEDGES TO CANCEL OLYMPICS

BY MICHAEL HOUSTON Japanese politician and former actor Tarō Yamamoto has promised that he will…

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NIGERIA’S STRONGHOLD, WEIGHTLIFTING, COULD LOSE SPOT IN OLYMPICS
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NIGERIA’S STRONGHOLD, WEIGHTLIFTING, COULD LOSE SPOT IN OLYMPICS

Weightlifting, which accounted for the bulk of gold medals that Nigeria won at last year’s…

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TOKYO 2020 POSTPONEMENT HEADLINES IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
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TOKYO 2020 POSTPONEMENT HEADLINES IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

BY DAN PALMER The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) ruling Executive Board will discuss the latest…

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TOKYO 2020 ORGANISERS DISCARD ONE-YEAR COUNTDOWN EVENT
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TOKYO 2020 ORGANISERS DISCARD ONE-YEAR COUNTDOWN EVENT

Organisers of the postponed Tokyo Summer Olympics have decided not to hold a large scale…

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FORMER BURUNDI NOC PRESIDENT ELECTED AS NATION’S PRESIDENT
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FORMER BURUNDI NOC PRESIDENT ELECTED AS NATION’S PRESIDENT

BY MICHAEL HOUSTON The former head of the Burundi National Olympic Committee (BNOC), Evariste Ndayishimiye…

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NIGERIAN BASKETBALL OFFICIAL REJECTS COMPLAINTS OVER TOKYO 2020 SELECTION PROCESS
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NIGERIAN BASKETBALL OFFICIAL REJECTS COMPLAINTS OVER TOKYO 2020 SELECTION PROCESS

BY LIAM MORGAN. A senior official at the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has rejected complaints…

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BADMINTON PLAYERS TO KEEP TOKYO OLYMPICS RANKING POINTS EARNED BEFORE CORONAVIRUS SHUTDOWN
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BADMINTON PLAYERS TO KEEP TOKYO OLYMPICS RANKING POINTS EARNED BEFORE CORONAVIRUS SHUTDOWN

Shuttlers will keep ranking points they earned during the original Olympic qualification period before the…

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TOKYO 2020 FACES POSSIBLE CANCELLATION
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TOKYO 2020 FACES POSSIBLE CANCELLATION

Thomas Bach has acknowledged that Tokyo 2020 would be cancelled should the Olympic Games not…

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OLYMPIC BADMINTON CHAMPION, AHMAD RETIRES BEFORE RE-ARRANGED TOKYO 2020
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OLYMPIC BADMINTON CHAMPION, AHMAD RETIRES BEFORE RE-ARRANGED TOKYO 2020

Indonesia’s Rio 2016 Olympic badminton champion Tontowi Ahmad has announced his retirement from the sport…

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ONLY CLEAN ATHLETES TO GET WORLD ATHLETICS WELFARE GRANT
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ONLY CLEAN ATHLETES TO GET WORLD ATHLETICS WELFARE GRANT

Olympic-bound professional athletes must have clean anti-doping records to be eligible for a one-off grant…

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POSTPONEMENT OF TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS TO COST IOC $800 MILLION
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POSTPONEMENT OF TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS TO COST IOC $800 MILLION

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) expects the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to…

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HOW PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL KNOCKED OUT BALOGUN AND ANYIAM FROM NIGERIA’S TEAM
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HOW PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL KNOCKED OUT BALOGUN AND ANYIAM FROM NIGERIA’S TEAM

BY KUNLE SOLAJA. In October 1959, Tesilimi Balogun and Dan Anyiam, both star players, had…

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TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES  UNLIKELY TO HAPPEN IN 2021, CORONAVIRUS EXPERTS SAY
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TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES UNLIKELY TO HAPPEN IN 2021, CORONAVIRUS EXPERTS SAY

Tokyo’s postponed Olympics is unlikely to take place even in 2021 as the conronavirus pandemic…

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