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Read more AFN Technical Director Adeleye Removed as Ministry Recalls Secretary General Embattled Technical Director, Athletic Federation of Nigeria, Mr. Sunday Adeleye has been removed, making him the first casualty of the radical reforms taking place in the sports industry. The sack comes...... Read more Sports Minister Orders Refund Of IAAF Money Paid In Error To Nigeria Nigeria’s sports minister Sunday Dare on Wednesday approved the refund of monies wrongfully paid into the account of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria by the International Association of Athletics Federations. “I...... Read more Abeokuta Marathon Will Be Best Ever, Says Olopade The Managing Director of Nilayo Sports Management Company, Bukola Olopade, says the maiden Abeokuta City Marathon would be filled with thrills and glamour. The Abeokuta marathon, a 10km road race that...... Read more Kosgei Shatters Women’s Marathon Record Kosgei smashes Radcliffe’s marathon world record Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei eclipsed the 16-year-old women’s marathon world record held by Britain’s Paula Radcliffe as she retained her Chicago title. The 25-year-old recorded a...... Read more Kipchoge Shatters World Marathon Record Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge made athletics history on Saturday when he became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours, stretching the limits of human endeavour and passing a...... Read more AFN Technical Director, Adeleye Queried Over Doha Disaster, To Face Special Disciplinary Committee The Youth and Sports Ministry has queried the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Technical Director, Sunday Adeleye, over his role in the initial disqualification of sprinters Divine Oduduru and Blessing Okagbare...... Read more World Championships: Team Nigeria Claims First Medal As Ese Brume Leaps To Bronze Ese Brume picked up Nigeria’s first medal at the Athletics World Championship in Doha, winning Bronze in the Long jump event. Brume leaped to a 6.91 mark (+0.3 wind) in her...... Read more Nigeria Relay Teams Fumble In Doha Team Nigeria’s poor run at the on-going 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha continued yesterday, as the relay teams failed to advance beyond the first round. After the country’s sole representative...... Read more World Athletics Championships: Coleman Dethrones Gatlin, Wins 100m Gold in 9.76 Seconds Christian Coleman shrugged off the controversy of his build-up to the World Championships to win the 100m final in 9.76 seconds. The pre-event favourite, who avoided a ban for three missed...... Read more Kenyan Kamworor Breaks Half Marathon World Record Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor broke the world half-marathon record by 17 seconds in Copenhagen on Sunday when he won the IAAF Gold Label road race with a time of 58 minutes and...... Read more Caster Semenya to Receive Gold Medal from 2011 World Championships Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya will be officially awarded her gold medal from the 2011 world athletics championships at this year’s edition in Doha, but will not be there to...... Read more Tobi Amusan, Wins ISTAF IAAF 100m Hurdles In Berlin Sprint hurdler, Tobilola Amusan is a lady on a mission. The African Senior Championship queen, who last week added the African Games gold medal to her rich trophy chest, yesterday showed...... Read more Why We Initiated Onitsha City Marathon — Organisers The organisers of Onitsha City Marathon whose maiden edition will hold on October 25, 2019 have given reasons they deemed it necessary to initiate a marathon for the historic city of...... Read more I’m Not Under Pressure to Break Ajunwa’s Record, Says Brume Nigeria’s long jump sensation, Ese Brume, has been tipped to win the gold at Africa Games which is expected to go in full swing today in Rabat, Morocco. Brume leads the...... Read more Semenya to Miss Doha Worlds after Swiss Court Ruling Caster Semenya will not defend her world 800m title in Doha in September after a Swiss judge overruled a temporary suspension on the IAAF's controversial testosterone-curbing rules, her representatives said Tuesday....... Read more Kenyan Marathoner Biwott Banned for Eight Years Kenyan marathoner Salome Jerono Biwott has been banned for eight years after being found guilty of committing a second doping violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Thursday in another...... Read more IAAF Seeks to Overturn Semenya Decision Athletics’ world governing body has submitted a request to overturn an order allowing Caster Semenya to temporarily compete without taking testosterone-reducing medication. Switzerland’s Federal Supreme Court had suspended an IAAF ruling...... Read more Nigeria Set For World Para-Athletics Grand Prix in Tunisia Team Nigeria’s para-athletics squad will on Tuesday depart for Tunisia for the World Para-Athletics Grand Prix billed to hold from June 26 to July 1, 2019. Made up five athletes and...... Read more IAAF Used Me as a Human Guinea Pig: Caster Semenya Caster Semenya says athletics’ world governing body “used” her like “a human guinea pig” by insisting she takes medication to control her testosterone. South Africa’s Semenya, 28, is in legal dispute...... Read more Okagbare shines in Rabat, wins women’s 100m title Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare–Ighoteguonor was the toast of spectators, as she ran her season’s best to win the women’s 100m event at the 2019 IAAF Diamond League series on Sunday at the...... Read more Semenya Denied Entry into Rabat 800 Metres Race Caster Semenya has been denied participation in her favoured 800 metres race in Morocco, the athlete said on Thursday, despite Switzerland’s highest court rejecting an IAAF request for eligibility regulations to...... Read more Oduduru Qualifies For 100m, 200m Finals In U.S. Reigning NCAA Division 1 200m champion, Divine Oduduru started his quest to become the second Nigerian man to successfully complete a sprint double at the Championships on an explosive note. The...... Read more

 

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