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CYCLING: Team Nigeria Assures Medals Haul In Egypt

Nigeria’s Cycling team to the African Continental Road Championship billed for Luxor, Egypt are looking forward to win medals for the country in the biggest Cycling Championship in the continent. The event holds from Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th February, 2017. Nigeria who are making their second appearance in the championship since it began in 2005 are competing in the ...

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Jordan Gifts Serena Williams Custom Sneakers After 23rd Grand Slam Title

While awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Barack Obama called Michael Jordan the “Michael Jordan of Greatness”. Arguably the greatest basketball player of all-time, Jordan, over the years, has given credit where credit is due. Last Saturday, after Serena Williams clinched the 2017 Australian Open’s Women title, Jordan made sure she heard from him: If receiving custom #23 sneakers ...

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Okpekpe 10km race launches tracking Application

…To help fans track friends and loved ones during race Organisers of the IAAF label Okpekpe international 10km road race have launched an App to help fans follow the progress of friends, family or any of the participants who will be running at the fifth edition of the race on Saturday May 13 in Okpekpe, Edo state. Diran Mabo,the Information ...

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Access Bank Marathon Prize Money Secured – Olopade

-As Physically Challenged Runners Get Appearance Fees In other not to delay payment of prize monies to winners of the 2nd edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, winners have been guaranteed prompt payment immediately after the race. The Project Consultant, Bukola Olopade who made this known to the media, also revealed that all physically challenged runners participating in ...

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Okagbare To Get Beijing 2008 Silver Medal

Nigeria’s fastest woman Blessing Okagbare is set to be handed the silver medal in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games long jump. This is after Russia’s Tatyana Lebedeva tested positive for the banned substance Turinabol and would be stripped of her medal. Brazil’s Maurren Maggi won gold while Lededeva came second to claim silver in the event while Okagbare placed third ...

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Sharubutu Seeks Access Bank Marathon Encore

As the countdown to the 2017 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon begins, the first Nigerian male marathoner to cross the finishing line at the 2016 edition, Philibus Sharubutu is hoping to replicate the same feat come February 11th. Sharubutu feat at the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has accolade national and invitation to 2016 Paris Marathon and Doha Marathon , ...

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2017 ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON: Over 10,000 Forms Collected Within Seven Days

Barely a week after registration commence for the 2017 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, over 10,000 forms have been collected by enthusiastic elite runners and other class of runners keen to be part of the flagship race in Nigeria. The second edition of the first international marathon in Nigeria in 31 years is slated for February 11, ...

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Nigeria Gets Olympics Women Relay Silver

-As IOC Upgrades Team’s Beijing 2008 Bronze International Olympic Committee has formally written to Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) to inform the body that it has upgraded to silver a bronze medal won by the country’s women’s 4×100m relay team at Beijing 2008. The IOC stripped Russia of the gold medal the country won in the women’s 4×100m relay at the ...

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2017 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Ambode Flags Off Countdown

With the Saturday, February 11th date fixed for the 2nd edition of the Access Bank Lagos Marathon draws near, Governor of the state, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode Sunday night flagged off countdown to the 2017 edition saying the world will see a better packaged championship come Saturday, 11 February, 2017. In a late night press conference held at the Governor’s Office, ...

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Amosun Honours Ogun Paralympian

Ace Paralympian, Lateefat Tijani has been honoured by Ogun State Government and rewarded with a million naira cash for doing Nigeria proud by winning a silver medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil Tijani was rewarded alongside her coach, Kemi Oyebola also from the state with the sum of N500 thousand. Governor Ibikunle Amosun who announced the cash reward ...

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