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Ogba Mourns Adeniji-Adele

-Says Nigeria Has Lost A Rare Gem The country’s sports family, Africa and the world at large have lost a rare gem with the death of Prince Ademola Adeniji-Adele, according to president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Chief (Dr) Solomon Ogba. The remains of the late Adeniji-Adele is expected in the country Tuesday from India where he passed …

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Cheprot Targets Okpekpe Record

-Miss Nigeria Hails Race Organisers Kenyan runner, Simon Cheprot has promised to break the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race record when he returns next year for the fifth edition of the IAAF Bronze Label event. Cheprot won the men’s title at the fourth edition of the race last Saturday in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo state of Nigeria in 29 …

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AFN Holds All-Comers Event In Lagos

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) have concluded arrangements to host an All-Comers Championship today Wednesday at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos. Olukayode Thomas, Head of Media for the AFN said in a press statement that the All-Comers event is expected to be keenly contested as it will be used to select athletes that would participate in the …

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Okagbare, Oduduru, Four Others Land $30,000 Grant

Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) has approved six Nigerian athletes for Olympic Scholarships for elite athletes. Interestingly, all the six athletes are from athletics. They are Blessing Okagbare, Divine Oduduru, Patience George, Regina George, Funke Oladoye and Tosin Adeloye. ANOCA introduced the gesture to support the preparation of the elite athletes for the forthcoming Rio 2016 Olympic …

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Okpekpe Organisers Promise World Class Race

Organisers of the Okpekpe International 10-km Road Race have restated their readiness to organise a bigger and better event this Saturday in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo state. Race director Zakari Amodu says the first and only IAAF Bronze Label race in Nigeria will live up to its billing as one of the prestigious road races in the world. “Everything …

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Gumel Unfolds Plans For Olympics

President of Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Engineer Habu Gumel has said that the body along with the Federal Ministry Of Youth and Sports and the country’s sports federations will work together to ensure that participation of our Athletes in the Rio 2016 Olympic games will not only overturn the London 2012 Olympics, but will position our Nation on the podium …

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Global Focus Shifts To Okpekpe

-After 35th London Marathon With the 35th Virgin Money London Marathon in the books, the world focus now shifts to Okpekpe international 10km road race as the next in the calendar of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) label races. The event, the only IAAF bronze label race in Africa for 2016 has attracted a strong field of elite athletes …

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Metu, 13 Others Off To USA

-For Penn 2016 Relays In Philadelphia -Nigerians Compete From April 28-30 Former national men 100m champion, Obinna Metu will lead 13 other Nigerian athletes to the 2016 Penn Relays scheduled for Philadelphia, United States of America from April 28 to 30. It is however understood that 6 of the athletes will be leaving Nigeria on Sunday for the USA for …

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Metu Leads Athletes To Philadelphia

-As 14 Nigerians Compete From April 28-30 Former national men 100m champion Obinna Metu will be leading 13 other athletes to the 2016 Penn Relays scheduled for Philadelphia, United States of America from April 28 to 30. It is however understood that 6 of the athletes will be leaving Nigeria on Sunday for the USA for the event which will …

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Live Band At 4th Okpekpe Race

-Organisers Unveil Plans For IAAF Event Organisers of the IAAF Bronze Label Okpekpe international 10-km road race have announced that there will be live bands at the finish area to entertain participants on Saturday May 7, when the fourth edition of the race holds in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo state. Spokesman for the race Dare Esan says a carnival-like …

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