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IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE: Okagbare Finishes Third In Paris

Nigerian queen of the tracks, Blessing Okgabare, finally had a podium finish at the IAAF Diamond League as she finished third in the 100m Women’s event in Paris on Saturday night. Okagbare ran a season’s best time of 11.09secs but could only finish in third place behind Jamaica’s Olympic 100m and 200m champion Elaine Thompson who won the race with ...

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AFN, Taekwondo Elections Annulled

As the controversy that trailed the last federations elections continue, indications have emerged that the elections that brought in Ibrahim Gusau as president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), has been annulled and fresh elections ordered. The same also applied in the Presidential election of the Taekwondo Federation, as the Appeals Committee of the Sports Ministry, has also ordered ...

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2017 CAA African Junior Championships Takes off Without Team Nigeria

Ten years after missing the 2007 African Junior Championships held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, history is being repeated as Nigeria will be conspicuously missing when events get underway at Lala Setti Athletics Stadium, venue of the 2017 edition of the competition which kicked off in Tlemcen, Algeria on Thursday, June 29th, to end on July 2nd. This is the first ...

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Nigeria Misses African Jnr Athletics Championships

-As Competition Starts In Algeria Team Nigeria was missing at Lala Setti Athletics Stadium in Tlemcen, Algeria, venue of the 2017 edition of the CAA African Junior Athletics Championships which zoomed off on Thursday, June 29th, to end this Sunday, July 2nd. This is the first time in recent times that Nigeria is not sending a team to the African ...

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Taekwondo Federation Board To Be Inaugurated July 13

The inauguration date for the new Nigerian Taekwondo Federation (NTF) Board will take place on July 13, the organization has confirmed. It follows elections at the NTF which saw Margaret Binga become female President. The event is due to take place in Abuja is due to be conducted by the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports. Binga is one of ...

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We’ll Restore Nigeria’s Lost Glory – New AFN President

The president-elect, Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Honorable Ibrahim Gusau, has promised that his board will bring back the good old days in athletics saying it is high time to set Nigerian athletes on winning path again. Gusau, a former chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), said Nigeria’s dominance in athletics in Africa and ...

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Gusau Emerges New AFN President

Two-time board member Ibrahim Shehu Gusau has emerged the new President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) following an election fraught with intrigues and controversies, held at the Main Bowl of the Abuja National Stadium on Tuesday. Gusau returned to the AFN board for the third time after amassing a landslide victory in which he defeated former African Triple ...

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Okagbare Listed Tor Oslo Diamond League

Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare has been listed for the long jump event at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on Thursday in Oslo, Norway. This will be the Nigerian’s first ever trip to the Oslo event and she will hope to jump farther than the 6.52 metres she recorded early this month in Oregon, United states. Okagbare will be up against ...

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IAAF certify 5th Okpekpe road race drug free

The independent Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), which sits at the heart of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ integrity reforms has given the fifth Okpekpe International 10km Road Race held last month in Okpekpe, near Auchi, Edo State, a clean bill of health following the negative dope tests recorded at the one-day meeting. In an e-mail message to promoter of ...

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Athletics Nigeria Elections: Thomas Promises To Revive Road Races, Marathon

One of the aspirants contesting to be the next president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN Olukayode Thomas has made a bold promise that he would be reviving the culture of Road Races and Marathons in the country if elected. Thomas said looking at the Kenyans and Ethiopians who are world powers as far as long distant races are ...

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