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Team Nigeria In Clean Sweep At C’Wealth Games

Nigeria won a flurry of gold medals yesterday to shoot into the top 10 medals table of the Commonwealth Games ongoing at Gold Coast, Australia even breaking a World record in a stunning performance by Oyema Esther. And the star athletes who achieved this Golden moment for Team Nigeria are from Para-Powerlifting and they’ve etched their names in Gold. Roland ...

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Asaba 2018 Athletics Championship: Media Accreditation Opens

The media accreditation process for the Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships has officially commenced. The Media and Publicity Sub-Committee of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is launching the media accreditation procedure for written press, photojournalists and other non-right holder members of the press intending to cover the championships billed for Asaba, Delta State. Already, journalists from across the continent ...

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Team Nigeria Concedes bronze medal to Jamaican Blake

It was not the best of 100 m races. But it was a good result that saw Africa making a 1-2 finish at the finals of the 100 m dash in Australia. Akanni Simbine led Henricho Bruintjies in a surprising South Africa  Gold and Silver finish at the Commonwealth Games that left Jamaican Yohan Blake pondering where to go from ...

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Dalung Promises Training Grants For Foreign And Home Athletes

The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has assured Nigerian athletes currently in the Commonwealth Games village in Gold Coast, that the federal government will not discriminate against athletes during payment of training grants. The Minister made the  remark during his second visit in one week to the village to make clarifications on issues of training grants. “I ...

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Team Nigeria Will Bounce Back After Poor Star, Says Dalung

The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung is confident that Nigeria will surpass its past record at the ongoing Commonwealth Games. Barrister gave the assurance despite the country’s poor start at the Games in Gold Coast which enters Day 3 on Saturday . “The Games have just started and our team has prepared very well. Although the early ...

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GOWON, NIGERIAN COMMUNITY, SEND GOODWILL MESSAGE TO TEAM NIGERIA.

Former Head of State, Gen Yakubu Gowon has joined the Nigerian community in Queensland Australia to wish Team Nigeria a good outing in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. At a reception held for the Nigerian contingent, Gen Gowon who is also the Head of the Nigerian delegation to Australia said it is a privilege to meet a large ...

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Kehinde Vows To Deliver Gold At Gold Coast Games

AS Nigerians look anxiously to the day Nigeria’s national anthem would be played at the Commonwealth Games as a sign that a gold medal has been won, one Paralympic athlete, Paul Kehinde as anointed himself as one to break the anxious wait. Kehinde competes in the Powerlifting 65 kg but has to contend with body weights from 49 to 72 ...

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Okpekpe organisers promises Bigger,Better Race This Year

The director of organisation for the sixth Okpekpe international 10km road race,Zack Amodu says this year’s event will be bigger and better organised and in strict accordance with International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) competition rules. The race has been elevated by the IAAF to a silver label status,the first in Nigeria nay West Africa and Amodu is confident organisers ...

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Team Nigeria Will Win Conquer Athletics: Ogba, Gusau Assure

DESPITE the absence of Nigeria’s biggest medal hopeful in the Commonwealth Games 100 and 200m, Blessing Okagbare, Team officials have re-assured Nigerians that they would still win medals at the end of the Games. Former President of AFN, Evangelist Solomon Ogba who was at the Games Village yesterday said that Team Nigeria have not been depleted not to win medals. ...

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Don’t Over Eat, Team Nigeria Warned

As the Commonwealth Games kicked off in grand style here in Gold Coast, Team Nigeria’s Chef de Mission, Chief Mrs Kofo Nwokedi has warned athletes and officials not to be carried away by the abundance of too much food provided at the Games Village camping all the athletes. Chief Mrs Nwokedi who visited the massive Restaurant was wowed by the ...

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