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Okpekpe Road Race Goes Live on AIT

The sixth IAAF silver label Okpekpe international 10km road race will be live on terrestial television come this Saturday according to Mercy Etukudo,head of secretariat of the  one day race. Etukudo told newsmen yesterday in Lagos that arrangements have been concluded with one of Nigeria’s best private television stations,Africa Independent Television (AIT) for a live telecast of the historic race ...

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ASABA 2018 CAA: Ogba Says New Standards Will Be Set

The Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the Asaba 2018 CAA African Senior Athletics Championships, Solomon Ogba, on Tuesday, said beyond hosting a successful championship, the organizer intends to set new standards that the next host will have to maintain. “Our African Championships is just like the European Athletics Championships or the Asian and America equivalent. I have attended ...

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Top stars Jet In For Okpekpe Race Thursday

World’s fastest woman over 10km so far this year (30:57),Sandrafelis Chebet Tuei of Kenya will lead a world class team of elite athletes into Nigeria on Thursday for the first ever IAAF silver label road race in West Africa,the Okpekpe international 10km road race scheduled to hold this Saturday in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo state of Nigeria. This much ...

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Okagbare Enacts Season’s Best Time In Doha

Nigerian female sprinter, Blessing Okagbare on Friday clocked a season best of 10.90secs as she finished second in the IAAF Diamond League women’s 100m, but ended the race in Doha, Qatar behind Ivory Coast’s Marie Josee Ta Lou. Having clocked a wind-aided time of 10.72secs earlier this season, Okagbare finished second while double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson of Jamaica ...

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AFN’s Golden League Shifted Till May 25th, 26th

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has postponed the third leg of its Golden League, which had initially been scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Abuja. The Golden League kicked off with the Kaduna leg in December 2017 while the second leg of the series was held in Port Harcourt. The third leg, which was initially scheduled for Ibadan but ...

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Asaba 2018: CAA Officials Express Satisfaction With Host’ Preparation

Officials of the Confederation of African Athletics, CAA at the weekend inspected facilities being put in place to host the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Delta State. Gungaram Gerard Vivian who is the Vice President of the CAA and Lamine Faty – Chief Executive Officer of the African Athletics body were both on the ground to ascertain Nigeria’s ...

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Ecobank MD for Okpekpe Race, Commends Organisers Over Silver Label Status

…Media Race Primed Managing Director of Ecobank, Charles Kie, has restated why the bank is in partnership with Okpekpe International 10Km Road Race scheduled to hold on Saturday May 12, 2018 in Okpekpe, Edo State. Speaking at the weekend, the Managing Director of Ecobank, Charles Kie, said that the objective of the organisers of the race matches that of Ecobank ...

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NOC To Help Track Missing Team Nigeria Members

The Commonwealth Games Federation has contacted Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) to provide information about the country’s athletes and officials who disappeared during and after the recent Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. A total of nine Nigerians – six athletes, two coaches and one of the para-powerlifters’ helpers – allegedly absconded in the Oceania country. Top sports ministry allegedly left ...

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NOC To Help Track Missing Team Nigeria Members

The Commonwealth Games Federation has contacted Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) to provide information about the country’s athletes and officials who disappeared during and after the recent Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. A total of nine Nigerians – six athletes, two coaches and one of the para-powerlifters’ helpers – allegedly absconded in the Oceania country. Top sports ministry allegedly left ...

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Okpekpe Race Gets Big Brother Naija Mate Boost, To Run For Girl Child

The annual 10 kilometre Okpekpe Road Race, received a big boost in the cause of the week when One of 2018 Big Brother Naija reality TV show participants Munirat Antoinette Lecky aka Anto has joined the cast of celebrity runners that will run at the historic IAAF silver label Okpekpe international 10km road race next weekend in Okpekpe near Auchi ...

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