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Ms Williams and Ricardo dos Santos, whose baby son was...... Read more Tokyo Olympics: Nigerian Women Qualify For 4x400m Relay Team Nigeria women’s 4x400m relay team have qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after racing to a 3:26.84 African lead time at the Lagos Open Athletics Championship at the Teslim Balogun...... Read more Team Nigeria Relay Teams Fail To Pick Tickets In Lagos Team Nigeria’s quest for Tokyo Olympics tickets in both men’s 4x100m and women’s 4x400m relays could not materialise in Lagos yesterday. But the women’s 4x100m made up of Blessing Okagbare, Grace...... Read more Nigeria’s Relay Teams In Last-Minute Qualification Attempt For Tokyo Olympics Nigerian men and women 4x100m, as well as the 4x400m relay teams, have another chance to secure qualification for the Tokyo Olympics today after several missed chances. They face teams from...... Read more Okagbare Dazzles In Olympics Trials, Smashes Records In Blistering Run Blessing Okagbare says she is ready to roll in Tokyo at the Olympics. And Nigerians believe her on the strength of her historic race at the Athletics Federation of Nigeria Olympic...... Read more Delta Govt congratulates new AFN President Delta State Government has congratulated the new President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Tonobok Okowa, on his election and subsequent inauguration.The government, in a statement by Mr Olisa Ifeajika, Chief...... Read more Crisis Hits AFN, Two Presidents Emerge After Elections Tonobok Okowa on Monday in Abuja emerged as the new President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), pledging to ensure unity in the divided Nigerian athletics family. At the AFN...... Read more Ese Brume Breaks Chioma Ajunwa’s 25-Year Long Jump Record Nigerian long jumper, Ese Brume broke Chioma Ajunwa’s 25 years African women’s long jump record in the US on Saturday. After series of attempts at the Chula Vista Field festival in...... Read more Record-Setting Olympian Lee Evans dies at 74 Lee Evans, the record-setting sprinter who wore a black beret in a sign of protest at the 1968 Olympics, has died at the age of 74. USA Track and Field confirmed...... Read more Nigerian Athletes Move Olympics Qualification Quest To USATF Open Nigerian athletes, Enoch Adegoke and quarter-milers Nse Uko Imaobong and Patience Okon-George will have another chance to beat the 10.05 seconds (100m) and 51.35 seconds (400m) qualification standard for the Tokyo...... Read more US Olympic Champion Suffers Stroke, On Life Support In Ogun Former American sprinter and double Olympics gold medallist Lee Evans, 74, is on life support in Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, after suffering “an unusual kind of stroke,” The PUNCH reports. This was...... Read more East Africans sweep 2021 Lagos City Marathon East Africans on Saturday dominated the 2021 edition of the Lagos City Marathon with Emmanuel Naibei and Meseret Dinke emerging winners of the race and taking away a cash prize of...... Read more Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Kenya, Ethiopia Elite Runners Arrive The strong cast of elite runners invited for the 2021 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon are now in town for Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated race. According to an official statement released by Olukayode...... Read more Obasanjo To Flag Off Second Onitsha City Marathon Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has promised to flag off the second edition of Onitsha City Marathon (OCM) scheduled to take place in the commercial city on September 25, 2021. Obasanjo...... Read more Obaseki Adopts 400m Runner, Eraiyokan Nigeria’s  preparations  for  the Tokyo  2020 Olympics  Games  has been  given a major boost by the Edo State Governor Mr Godwin Obaseki following  his adoption of  Quater miler Orukpe Eraiyokan. The...... Read more 9 Nigerian Athletes Compete At Tunis Para Athletics Grand Prix No fewer than nine Nigerian Para-Athletes on Thursday joined their counterparts at the 2021 World Para Athletics Grand Prix series taking place in Tunis, Tunisia. The athletes’ participation was posted on...... Read more Nigeria’s Athletics Queen Blessing Okagbare Enters Guinness Book of World Records Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the only athlete to have attended the Athletics Diamond Meetings 67 times. Okagbare on Wednesday shared...... Read more Lagos Marathon Holds April 10 The organisers of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Monday announced April 10 as the date for the 2021 edition. The Project Consultant of the race, Bukola Olopade, in a statement...... Read more World Indoor Championships Postponed To 2023 World Indoor Championships in Nanjing, China have been postponed to 2023 due to the coronavirus pandemic, World Athletics said on Thursday. “It is with regret that we have agreed with the...... Read more 2021 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Organisers Reduce Number Of Runners The organisers of the annual Access Bank Lagos City Marathon have announced two major changes to the 2021 edition of the Silver Label race, with the first being that only 10,000...... Read more World’s Fastest Man To Miss Tokyo Olympics The men’s world 100-metre champion, Christian Coleman, was banned Tuesday for two years for breaching anti-doping rules. “The Disciplinary Tribunal has upheld the AIU’s charge and banned sprinter Christian Coleman of...... Read more Ugandan Teenager Wins 2020 World Half Marathon Ugandan athlete Jacob Kiplimo bagged a gold medal at the 2020 World Half Marathon in Poland on Saturday. The 19-year-old long distance runner finished the race in 58 minutes and 49...... Read more


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