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AFN Deny Banning Okagbare

-Say Top Athlete Not Queried Nor Summoned -Insist NSC Will Give Fair Hearing If Need Be The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has described as outright falsehood media reports that track and field ace, Blessing Okagbare has been banned by National Sports Commission (NSC) from participating in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. AFN head of communication and media, Olukayode Thomas, ...

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COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GAMES 2015: Nigeria Haul More Medals In Samoa

-As Track, Field Events End It was another medal-fruitful day for Team Nigeria track and field athletes in the on-going Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa as 2 gold and 2 bronze medals were won Wednesday being the final day of track and field events. Praise Idamadudu won the 200m girls gold while Etim Aniekeme won bronze in the same event ...

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Coach Dan Floors Athletics’ Critics

-Insists AFN Should Be Commended Prominent athletics coach, Daniel Etsebiminor has picked holes on critics after the performance of Team Nigeria in the just ended IAA World Championships in Beijing. According to Dan, as he is fondly called, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) and its president, Dr. Solomon Ogba should be commended for making sure Nigeria participate in international ...

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Nesiema Slams Errant Athletes

Technical director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama, has come hard on undisciplined athletes and some Nigerians who claim the body does not have a clear-cut approach to competitions. He said; “Nigerians who are saying the federation does not have a developmental programme, should watch the turn around of events that is now coming into ...

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IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE: Okagbare, Ukaoma Return In Zurich

-For First Stage Of Two-legged Final Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare (100m, 200m, long jump) and Miles Ukaoma (400m hurdles) will stage their come-back on Thursday, after the 2015 IAAF World Champs in Beijing China, when they compete in the first IAAF Diamond League two-legged final in Zurich, Switzerland. Okagbare, who is listed to participate in the 100m event, will be running ...

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Nigeria Seek High Jump, Relays Medals

-As IAAF Championships End On Sunday Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships ends on Sunday with Team Nigeria participating in three events. High Jumper Doreen Amata will join the best women high jumpers in the world to compete in the finals of the event on Saturday. The 4x100m and 4x400m women will also participate in the heats of the events. The ...

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IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Ogba Commends Amata, Oke

-For Reaching Finals In Beijing President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Dr. Solomon Ogba has congratulated female high jumper, Doreen Amata and male triple jumper, Tosin Oke for reaching the finals of their events in the ongoing 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. Ogba stated that the performances of Amata and Oke vis-à-vis athletes from other African ...

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2015 IAAF CHAMPIONSHIPS FALLOUT: Hamstring Injury Stops Okagbare

-As Nigeria Ace Withdraws From 200m -Tosin Oke Lands In Triple Jump Final Nigeria’s female athletics sensation, Blessing Okagbare dashed another hope for glory at the ongoing 15th edition of the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China on Wednesday, when she withdrew from the 200m on account of injury. SportsDay gathered that Okagbare waved a chance of running for a ...

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IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: George Okon, Odele Crash Out

-Alli Backs Okagbare For 200m Nigeria women 400m national champion Patience Okon-George on Tuesday failed to make the final of the women’s 400m event in Beijing, China. Okon, who on Monday qualified for the semi-finals with a Personal Best time when two other compatriots failed to advance, ended the race in 50.76secs for fourth place in heat two, a result ...

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Team Nigeria Storm AAG August 30

Nigeria’s contingent of 550 athletes and officials will fly out to Brazzaville, Congo Republic on August 30 for this year’s All Africa Games. Before then, the country’s efforts to bounce back on top of the table is already on course, as Team Nigeria’s advanced party left for Congo on Sunday to prepare ground. As the build-up continues, National Sports Commission ...

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