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Ahead Asaba 2018 Africa Athletics Championships: Okowa Inaugurates Ogba-Led LOC

The Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has inaugurated the 17-man Local Organizing Committee for next year’s Senior African Athletics Championships tagged “Asaba 2018”. Governor Okowa while inaugurating the Chief Solomon Ogba led LOC on Monday said the state has chosen to start early in order to put together a world-class event that Delta people and indeed Nigeria as …

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Ex-Stars Combine Forces To Take Over AFN

.As Udo-Obong Joins Presidential Race Sydney 2000 Olympic Games gold medalist Enefiok Udo-Obong has entered the race for the president of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria. The development came as some prominent former internationals have allegedly joined forces to take over the running of athletics in the country. Former 400m hurdler Henry Amike, Sydney 2000 gold medalist Fidelis Gadzama and …

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Africa Athletics Championships 2018: Gov. Okowa Inaugurates LOC

The Executive Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa will Monday at the Government House in Asaba inaugurate the 17-man Local Organizing Committee, LOC for the 2018 Senior Africa Athletics Championships tagged Asaba 2018. The Governor who is keen to see the LOC hit the ground running has charged the members to midwife a world-class championship that would leave a …

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DALUNG APPLAUDS OKOWA ON STATE SPORTS FESTIVAL

Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has commended the government and people of Delta state for their consistency in grassroots sports development. He gave the commendation at the closing ceremony of the 6th Delta state sports festival held at the Polytechnic Stadium, Ozoro at the weekend. He thanked the state government for their immense contributions towards launching grassroots …

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SERENA WILLIAMS AT DISNEY LAND

Pregnant tennis legend Serena Williams at Disney land, rocking a short denim dungaree

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Organisers Promise Better Okpekpe Race

Organisers of the annual Okpekpe International 10km road race say they are ready to organise a bigger and better event, as the fifth edition holds 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 …

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Pentathlon Federation Seeks More Support

Nigeria Modern Pentathlon Federation president, Chief Jonathan Nnaji has called on corporate organizations and individuals to give financial muscle to the sport, saying it has the potential to win the country medals at international meets. Nnaji said this at the official media presentation and logo unveiling for the maiden edition of Lagos, Nigeria UIPM (Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne) Laser …

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Okpekpe Organisers Plan World Class Race

Organisers of the fifth edition of the Okpekpe international 10km road race say they are ready to organise a bigger and better event this Saturday in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo state. Race director of organisation Zakari Amodu says the first and only IAAF Bronze Label race in Nigeria will live up to its billing as one of the prestigious …

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Okpekpe Screening, Accreditation Start

…Top stars jet in for IAAF Bronze Label event Final registration of athletes for Saturday’s fifth Okpekpe international 10km road race begins today in Auchi in Edo state. The registration, according to Yusuf Alli,a former Nigeria international athlete and a top technical official of the race entails screening and accreditation of all athletes who have completed the registration format on …

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Cheprot seeks to make history at Okpekpe

—As organisers restate readiness to host another world class event Kenya’s Simon Cheprot will be hoping to make history as the first man to successfully defend the men’s title when the fifth edition of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Bronze Label Okpekpe international 10km road race gets underway next weekend in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo state. Last …

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