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2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Lagos SWAN Chairman Commends Ambode, Access Bank

The new Chairman of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Lagos State Chapter, Debo Oshundun has commended Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, the host city, and Access Bank, the title sponsor for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Oshundun commended the wonderful initiative which has put Nigeria on the global marathon map while also pointing out that so much was achieved ...

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Nigerian Stakeholders Worry Over Commonwealth Games

Asthe 2018 Commonwealth Games draws nearer, to hold this April in Cape Coast, Australia continues, Nigerian athletics stakeholders are growing in concern over poor preparations by the country. A cross-section of buffs spoken to on the development faulted preparations of the nation’s athletes, coaches and officials, who will be lined out for Team Nigeria. Tough they have been in camp ...

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Winter Olympics Mascots Get 35 Nigerians Designs

The director of Korean Cultural Centre, Han Sungrae has disclosed that about 35 Nigerians have designed mascots for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, in South Korea. Sungrae said the designs were based on mascots for the regular games and the one for disabled athletes, being ‘Soohorang’ for the Olympics and ‘Bandabi’ for the Paralympics. He explained that the event was ...

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Over 20 Athletes Hit AFN’s Camp In Port Harcourt

Over 20 athletes invited to camp in Port Harcourt by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria for the first phase of the preparations for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia  have arrived at the camp. The AFN after its first three events of the season called up 40 home-based athletes to camp, which began on Wednesday. According to the technical director ...

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Protesting Ondo Athletes Take Over Akure Stadium

Scores of Ondo State athletes  on Wednesday barricaded the entrance of Ondo State Sports Complex  in  Araromi, Akure, to protest against  the failure of the state government to pay them their allowances  for  close to 19 months. For  close to three hours, the protesters shut the main gate of the stadium  complex where the sports associations  offices are located preventing ...

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Okpekpe Road Race: Ecobank Pledges Support As IAAF Confirms May 12 Date

The Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria Limited, Charles Kie has pledged his company’s continued support for the Okpekpe international 10km road race. Kie made this pledge while commending Pamodzi Sports Marketing company, organisers of the trail-blazing road race in Nigeria on the recent upgrade of the event to a Silver Label status by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). ...

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Access Bank Lagos Marathon: Media Accreditation Begins Tuesday

The process of accreditation for media practitioners getting set to cover the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will officially begin on Tuesday, January 9. The Head of Communication and Media for the marathon, Olukayode Thomas, said that the process of accreditation would be done strictly online instead of the traditional method adopted for the first two editions of the ...

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ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON: IAAF’s Head Of Marathons Storms Lagos For Event

The IAAF head of marathons and road races, Alessio Punzi will be in Lagos for the third edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon slated for February 10, 2018. As the manager of road running at IAAF, Punzi, is in charge of hundreds of elite marathons and road races around the world. In an email sent to Yussuf Alli, ...

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ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON Organisers bar elite runners, non-resident in Nigeria from 10km race

Elite athletes and road runners not resident in Nigeria are not eligible to participate in the February 10, 2018 Access Bank Lagos Marathon 10-kilometre race which starts at the foot of the Ikoyi-Lekki Link Bridge and ends at Eko Atlantic City. Olukayode Thomas, Director Communications and Media, Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, said the decision was aimed at encourage Nigerians ...

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Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Emmanuel Gyang Eyes Commonwealth ticket, GAC Car in 10km race

One of the foremost long distant runners in the country, Emmanuel Gyang has set out a twin ambition ahead of the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Gyang who was among the top Nigerian finishers at the 2017 Marathon said on Monday that he would be competing for honours this time in the newly introduced 10km race. The Jos-based athlete ...

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