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Nigeria Gets Olympics Women Relay Silver

-As IOC Upgrades Team’s Beijing 2008 Bronze International Olympic Committee has formally written to Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) to inform the body that it has upgraded to silver a bronze medal won by the country’s women’s 4×100m relay team at Beijing 2008. The IOC stripped Russia of the gold medal the country won in the women’s 4×100m relay at the ...

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2017 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Ambode Flags Off Countdown

With the Saturday, February 11th date fixed for the 2nd edition of the Access Bank Lagos Marathon draws near, Governor of the state, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode Sunday night flagged off countdown to the 2017 edition saying the world will see a better packaged championship come Saturday, 11 February, 2017. In a late night press conference held at the Governor’s Office, ...

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Amosun Honours Ogun Paralympian

Ace Paralympian, Lateefat Tijani has been honoured by Ogun State Government and rewarded with a million naira cash for doing Nigeria proud by winning a silver medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil Tijani was rewarded alongside her coach, Kemi Oyebola also from the state with the sum of N500 thousand. Governor Ibikunle Amosun who announced the cash reward ...

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DELTA WINS NATIONAL YOUTH GAMES

-AS OGUN PICKS SECOND SPOT IN ILORIN Delta State have emerged champions of the 2nd National Youths Game in Ilorin, Kwara State with nine gold, seven silver and 10 bronze medals. The winners were closely followed by Ogun State in second position with eight gold 13 silver and five bronze medals while host Kwara finished third with a total medal ...

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LACK OF SPONSORS WORRIES GYMNASTICS FEDERATION

 -AS LAGOS WINS UPBEAT U-12 SOUTH WEST TOURNEY IN ABEOKUTA Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria has expressed concern over lack of corporate sponsorship and poor attention from the federal government for to the game, even as Lagos State won a maiden U -12 South West Upbeat Gymnastic Championship over the weekend in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. Ondo and host Ogun State ...

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Emoghvare Reveals Paralympians’ Strength

Still basking in the euphoria of an unprecedented medals’ haul at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, president of Paralympic Federation of Nigeria, Monday Emoghvare said the contingent did well because they are managed by people who know their day to day needs. The former Paralympic gold medallist in power lifting said the 8 gold, 2 silver ad 2 bronze ...

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Tinubu Hails Top Sprinter Event

Lagos State Sports Council chairman, Deji Tinubu has showered praise on organisers of this year’s Top Sprinter Athletics meet billed for Teslim Balogun Stadium this weekend. He said the event, which is organised by Making of Champions Sports Group and is heading for its second annual outing, is a step in the right direction in the discovery and grooming of ...

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ROWING, CANOE, SAILING TO DEBUT AT NATIONAL YOUTH GAMES

President of the Nigeria Rowing Canoe and Sailing Federation, Admiral FBI Porbeni (Rtd) has revealed that the Federation will be making its debut at the forthcoming National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara State holding 24th to 30th of September. Buoyed by the recent qualification of Jonathan Akinyemi for the Olympics and the recent performance of Chierika Ukogu at the Rio ...

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Rio Olympics An Eye Opener – Oduduru

World Junior Championships silver medallist, Divine Oduduru, said that returning 7th in the 200m semi-finals of the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil was an eye opener for him. Oduduru, who had a personal best of 20.34 seconds in Rio, revealed in Lagos that he would win a medal at the 2020 Olympics in Japan. “My next move after the 2016 ...

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Ekweremadu Salutes Paralympic Contingent

The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, described the Nigerian contingent to the Rio Paralympics in Brazil as true heroes, whom he said gave their best to their fatherland. He said with 12 medals, including two gold medals, and some world record breaking performance, the team had not only put up its best performance ever by any Nigerian contingent to ...

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