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Rio 2016 – Why We Really Failed

Just a few days after the just concluded Rio Olympics, Mariam Usman, a Commonwealth medallist, said she has lost the urge to represent Nigeria at international events. She was the only weightlifter that represented Nigeria in Rio, where she competed in the +75 category and amassed 265 kg. She finished 8th in her group. Her […]

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Vladimir Putin is totally not upset about disallowed Russia goal vs. USA hockey, casually shames team

Days later, the epic Russia vs. United States Olympic hockey game is still one of the biggest stories of Sochi. The tight game, thrilling finish, and heroics of Team USA shootout specialist T.J. Oshie have provided plenty of storylines. Plus, a controversial non-goal for Russia has only added to the drama. Not surprisingly, the conversation […]

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Okagbare, Odumosu jostle for Penn Relays medals

Nigerian women sprinters are hoping to record world class performances and win medals as the Penn Relays reach its climax today in Penn Relays in Philadelphia, USA. The event began on Thursday amidst heightened security measures after the Boston Marathon bombing penultimate Sunday. Blessing Okagbare, Endurance Abinuwa, Gloria Asumnu and Olivia Kazie represented Nigeria in […]

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Warri dazzles Africa as AYAC 2013 begins

The  stadium was full, the ambiance superb and Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan walked with his shoulders soaring above his height. Thousands of fans, many of them school children cheered ceaselessly as he stepped into the Warri township stadium for the opening ceremony of Africa Youth Athletics Championship otherwise known as AYAC Warri, 2013. He went round […]

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Don’t neglect our throwers, Toblow tells AFN

Celebrated athletics grassroots coach, Tobias Igwe has called on the sports governing body in Nigeria to pay more attention to the field events rather than continue in the tradition of what he called ‘cushioning the sprints’. The coach, fondly called Toblow by his admirers, urged the Athletics Federation of Nigeria to take a  holistic approach […]

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2016 Olympics: Start preparations now

Nigeria’s athletics chief coach to the London 2012 Olympics, Innocent Egbunike has called on the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN and the National Sports Commission, NSC to close ranks and begin to kick start an enduring programme that will put Nigeria’s name on the medals table at the   2016 Olympics in Rio. Egbunike, who was […]