Police Arrest Husband Of Record-Breaking Long-Distance Runner Agnes Tirop Over Her Murder Police in Kenya have arrested the husband of record-breaking long-distance runner Agnes Tirop who was stabbed to death at her home.  Emmanuel Rotich, who was detained in the coastal city of...... Read more Athletes Allege Foul Play As Mass Disqualification Hit States Many of the states at the ongoing Ilorin 2021 National Youth Games were thrown into confusion yesterday when the screening committee disqualified several athletes for allegedly being above the age limit....... Read more Husband A ‘Suspect’ As World Record Holder Found Dead At Home Kenyan world record holder Agnes Tirop has been found stabbed to death at her home in the western town of Iten, with police treating her husband as a suspect. The two-time...... Read more Okagbare May Go To Jail Over Alleged Illegal Drug Use — AFN   The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has expressed concern over the latest dimension added to U.S.-based Nigerian sprinter, Blessing Okagbare’s alleged illegal drugs use. Okagbare, who has been charged with...... Read more Nigerian Para Powerlifter Banned For 30 Months The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has banned former Paralympic champion Para powerlifter, Paul Kehinde for 30 months for an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV). Kehinde, who won gold at the Rio 2016...... Read more Kenya's Kipyogei, Kipruto Win Boston Marathon BOSTON -- Kenya's Benson Kipruto won the pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon on Monday when the race returned from a 30-month absence with a smaller, socially distanced feel and moved from the spring...... Read more Kenya Confirms Bid For 2025 World Athletics Championships   Kenya on Tuesday confirmed its bid to host the 2025 athletics world championships, which if accepted, would bring the event to Africa for the first time. Nairobi has hosted both...... Read more Athlete Auctions Off Olympics Medal For $21,000 Athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who said the Belarus team tried to forcibly fly her home from the Tokyo Olympics and has since sought refuge in Poland, has sold a medal of hers...... Read more Record 4,403 Athletes Competing At Tokyo Paralympic Games A record 4,403 athletes are competing at the Tokyo Paralympic Games which began on Tuesday night, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) spokesman Craig Spence has said. “I can tell you we’re breaking...... Read more World U20 Athletics: Sports Minister Announces Cash Awards As Nigeria Zooms To 3rd Spot On Medals Table The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has announced cash awards for Team Nigeria athletes who win medals at the ongoing World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya where...... Read more World Athletics U-20 Championships: Uko Wins Nigeria’s Second Gold From 400m   Imaobong Uko on Saturday won Nigeria’s second gold medal at the ongoing World U-20 Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya from the women’s 400 metres with a time of 51.55 seconds. The...... Read more U-20 World Championship: Onwuzurike Sets New Record, Ofili Qualifies For Women’s 200m Final Udodi Chudi Onwuzurike has set a new 20.13 seconds championships record and also becomes the sixth Nigerian to qualify for the 200m final at the World Athletics U-20 Championships in Nairobi,...... Read more Nairobi 2021: Bad Day For Team Nigeria As Brume, Ofoku Fall In 100m Final It was a bad day for Team Nigeria at the Nairobi 2021 World Athletics U20 Championship yesterday, as the country lost two medals in the sprint events. The disappointment started in...... Read more Nigeria Wins U-20 Inaugural 4x400m Mixed Relay Championship Team Nigeria made history on Wednesday by clinching gold in the 4x400m mixed relay event at the ongoing World U-20 Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. The quartet of Johnson Nnamani, Imaobong...... Read more PUMA Terminates Four-Year Contract With Nigeria German sportswear manufacturing giants PUMA has terminated its four-year contract with the Athletics Federation of Nigeria. In the letter of termination of Sponsoring and Licensing Agreement, issued on Wednesday PUMA said,...... Read more Breaking News: Ese Brume Wins First Medal For Nigeria At Tokyo Olympics Ese Brume has won the first medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She won bronze in women’s long jump. Germany’s Malaika Mihambo soared to gold in the women’s...... Read more AFN Questions Okagbare’s Suspension, Says She Is Among Most Disciplined Athletes Globally The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has criticised the suspension of Blessing Okagbare at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games ongoing in Japan. In a statement on Saturday, AFN President, Dr Ibrahim...... Read more Adegoke, Itsekiri Advance Into Tokyo Olympics Men’s 100m Semi-Finals, Oduduru Disqualified As Nwokocha Loses Team Nigeria’s Enoch Adegoke ran 9.98 seconds on Saturday in the men’s 100 metres event at the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo to qualify for Sunday’s semi-finals. The 21-year-old who...... Read more SHOCKER! Okagbare Fails Drugs Test, Out Of Olympics Nigerian sprinter and 2008 Olympics long jump silver medallist Blessing Okagbare’s Tokyo Games ended abruptly on Saturday morning after she was provisionally suspended following a positive test for human growth hormone,...... Read more Tokyo Olympics: Minister Apologises To Disqualified Athletes, Pledges Better Welfare The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has pledged to address issues surrounding welfare and disqualification of 10 Nigerian athletes from participating in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Simon Ebhojiaye, Director...... Read more Disqualified Nigerian Athletes Protest In Tokyo Nigerian athletes staged a protest in Tokyo after 10 of them were disqualified from taking part in the track and field events of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The protesting athletes...... Read more Mixed 4x400m Relay Team Misses Final, But Creates New African Record Nigeria’s mixed 4x400m relay team on Friday missed out on progressing into the final of the event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. In the first round of the event...... Read more Tokyo Olympics: AFN Clears The Air on Ban Of Nigerian Athletes, Says Not Due To Drugs The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has clarified that the 10 Nigerian athletes disqualified for ineligibility at the Tokyo Olympics were not banned over drugs offence. Adeniyi Beyioku, Secretary-General of the...... Read more Tokyo Olympics: Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify For Women’s 100m Semi-Finals Team Nigeria’s duo of Blessing Okagbare and Grace Nwokocha on Friday qualified for the semifinals of the women’s 100 metres event at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The News Agency of...... Read more Tokyo Olympics: AFN Admits ‘Lapses’ After Disqualification Of 10 Athletes The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on Thursday admitted “lapses” on its part over the disqualification of 10 athletes from Tokyo Olympics for not complying with out-of-competition drug testing requirements. The...... Read more


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