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Read more Edo holds Okpekpe road race for HIV, cancer awareness Organisers of the annual Okpekpe International 10km Road Race on Thursday announced May 27 as date for the ninth edition of the Gold Label international competition. Briefing newsmen in Benin, the...... Read more Runners set new Abuja marathon records The Abuja International Marathon made a big statement in its maiden edition on Saturday as the men and women elite category winners set new winning times for an inaugural international marathon in...... Read more Nigeria wins fourth gold in Zambia Team Nigeria, on Sunday, added two gold medals to take their medal tally to six at the ongoing 4th African U-18 Championships and the 15th African U20 championships in Ndola, Zambia....... Read more IG hails victory of female police combat athlete in EFC 102 The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has hailed Nigeria Police Force multi-dexterous Combat Athlete, Juliet Ukah, for a successful training tour and her victory over South Africa’s Crystal Wyk to...... Read more Runners eager to compete at Abuja marathon With five days to the maiden Abuja International Marathon scheduled, runners have expressed joy in participating in the first ever race in the Federal Capital Territory, The PUNCH reports. According to...... Read more Chukwuma, Okon-George headline Johnson meet The Nigerian duo of Rosemary Chukwuma, and Patience Okon-George are expected to race against some of the finest athletes in the world at the Michael Johnson Invitational. The meet is set...... Read more Abuja marathon: Students category winner to get N.5m In a bid to encourage young Nigerians in marathon and road races, the organisers of the Abuja International Marathon have announced prize money for any Nigerian students from age 17 or...... Read more I prepare mentally before every race –Amusan World 100m hurdles champion and record holder Tobi Amusan has revealed the secrets behind her successful stink on the track last year. The 25-year-old hurdler had a triumphant outing in 2022...... Read more I almost quit athletics before becoming world champion — Amusan World 100m hurdles champion and record holder Tobi Amusan has hinted that she almost quit athletics last year but for her coach. The 25-year-old athlete last year became the first Nigerian...... Read more Key issues ahead of 2024 Olympics In 500 days on Tuesday, the 2024 Summer Olympics will burst into life in Paris as the teams float down the River Seine on barges in a unique opening ceremony. The...... Read more Plaudits for Amusan after Laureus award nomination Stakeholders in Nigeria athletics have applauded World 100m hurdles champion and record holder Tobi Amusan for her Laureus Sports Awards nomination and believe it will serve as a big motivation for the...... Read more Enekwechi Strikes Again, Takes World Lead In Shot Put Commonwealth Games silver medalist and Nigerian Record (NR) holder in the Shot Put, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi started his 2023 season with a superlative performance.At the 2023 Larry Wieczorek Invitational on Friday in...... Read more Millions missing from Usain Bolt’s account, Jamaica launches probe Jamaican financial authorities have launched an investigation into a company holding investments for eight-times Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt after reports that he may have lost millions to large scale fraud....... Read more Amusan beats tanker driver to EKOFM award World 100m hurdles champion and record holder Tobi Amusan on Thursday claimed the 2022 EKOFM Person of The Year award in Lagos. To win the award, Amusan had 89 votes ahead of second-place...... Read more Amusan ranked fifth best female athlete for 2022 Nigeria’s World 100m hurdles champion and record holder Tobi Amusan has been ranked the fifth best female athlete in 2022, according to World Athletics. The World Athletics ranked each athlete according...... Read more Stakeholders cheer Amusan after losing best athlete award The President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Tonobok Okowa, African games gold medallist Deji Aliu and Olympic gold medalist Chioma Ajunwa, have urged world 100m hurdles champion and record holder Tobi Amusan...... Read more Athletes praise ‘wonderful Delta facilities’ as Sports Festival begins In the next 12 days, the attention of sports-loving Nigerians will focus on Delta State, the venue of the 21st National Sports Festival. Apart from the early birds, who arrived yesterday,...... Read more Gyan, Pam dominate Warri Effurun Peace Marathon Emmanuel Gyan and his wife, Deborah Pam, On Saturday, won the male and female categories of the Warri Effurun Peace Marathon concluded at the Warri Township Stadium. The outcome of the...... Read more "It's been difficult, mentally more than anything. I guess for everybody, the last three or four weeks, it's been difficult, even hearing stories of players going down and knowing they're going to miss the World Cup. "Speaking to a few of the boys, even for them having to play this weekend was tough mentally, and we're just praying not to have an injury at all because it's such a big occasion." Nigeria’s World 100m hurdles champion and record holder Tobi Amusan has made the five finalists for the Women’s World Athlete of the Year 2022 Award, according to a statement released by...... Read more Majoroh assures of hitch free 2022 GCU Relays Events heralding the fourth yearly Government College Ughelli Intercollegiate Invitational Athletics Competition (GCU) Relays have commenced with a media parley held at the National Secretariat of the GCUOBA, Yaba, Lagos. At...... Read more Delta prepares 1,000 athletes for 21st National sports festival • MOC tasks journalists on accreditation  Host, Delta State, is preparing a contingent of about 1,000 athletes for the 21st National Sports Festival, which will begin in Asaba on November 28...... Read more


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