Home » ATHLETICS

ATHLETICS

Lagos Media Marathon: Udo-Obong Hails Initiative

Olympic Gold Medalist, Enefiok Udo-Obong has commended the Lagos State arm of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ for their vision to hold the first Lagos Media Marathon. Speaking in Lagos ahead of the December 1 race, Udo-Obong opined that it was a welcome development to see journalists take on an active role in a marathon event and not just …

Read More »

Lamine Diack Hit With Fresh Charge In France

French authorities have charged former IAAF president, Lamine Diack for allegedly favouring his son in negotiations over sponsorship and TV rights for the world athletics governing body. Diack was head of the governing body of global athletics from 1999 until his arrest in France in 2015. He was charged at the time with taking millions of dollars to cover up …

Read More »

Okpekpe race organisers hail new Ecobank MD

–On his appointment as chief executive of the Pan African bank Pamodzi Sports Marketing,organisers of the trail blazing IAAF Silver Label Okpekpe international 10km road race have congratulated Mr Patrick Akinwuntan on his elevation to the post of managing director of Ecobank Nigeria Limited. In a congratulatory message signed by Mr Mike Itemuagbor,promoter of the first ever IAAF label road …

Read More »

Okagbare Takes Stock Of Critical Season

Nigeria’s queen of the tracks, Blessing Okagbare is taking stock of what many observers have tagged a very underwhelming season for her, and the former African sprints champion says she aims to do better in the next dispensation. In her review of a year she failed to make any huge impression at both the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia …

Read More »

NYG 2018: DALUNG CHARGES ATHLETES TO SHUN DRUG USE

Barrister Solomon Dalung has charged athletes taking part in the 4th National Youth Games to compete clean and fair in the interest of the game and their future. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development gave the charge at the opening ceremony of the 4th edition which is aimed at identifying young talents and nurturing them to stardom. He urged …

Read More »

Ahead Lagos Media Marathon Norri Williamson to measure route- Ubani

The Chairman of the Organizing Committee of Lagos Media Marathon, Tony Ubani, over the weekend, revealed that renowned marathons and road races route measurer Norri Williamson will calibrate and measure the route of the Lagos Media Marathon. Ubani also said Norri’s report will be sent to AIMS and IAAF for certification and listing of the Lagos Media Marathon on the …

Read More »

ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON 10km Prizes Strictly For Fun Runners-Olopade

Organizer of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Hon Bukola Olopade, on Tuesday, advised professional athletes not to dream of winning any of the lucrative prizes for the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon race slated for February 2, 2019. In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, Head Communications, and Media, Olopade said: “Any athlete registered by AFN, the IAAF …

Read More »

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: 2019 Race Holds February 2

.New Form Collection Center Opened In Lekki The fourth edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has been fixed for Saturday, February 2, 2019. In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, Head Communications and Media, Yussuf Alli, the General Manager for the Lagos Marathon explained that the new date was chosen to align with the new international calendar for …

Read More »

Asian Games: Bahrain’s Odiong Adds Relay Gold To Sprint Double

The Chinese women had won the last seven of eight gold medals at the Asian Games in the 4x100m but had to be satisfied with silver after the Bahrain team won in a Games record 42.73 seconds. Kazakhstan picked up the bronze. Japan won gold in the men’s 4x100m relay in a time of 38.16 seconds with a team that …

Read More »

Okagbare, Amusan In IAAF Diamond League Climax

Nigeria’s female athletes, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor and 100m hurdler, Tobi Amusan are among world top athletes who will be vying for the top prizes as the IAAF Diamond League reaches its climax. The first of the final will be decided on Thursday in Weltklasse Zurich, Switzerland, while the other leg will be run on Friday at AG Memorial Van Damme in …

Read More »