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Pistorius Faces Longer Stay In Jail

South African prosecutors are appealing for a longer sentence for Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp four times through a locked toilet door in February 2013. Previously, the six-time Paralympic gold medallist had made history by becoming the first amputee sprinter to compete at the Olympics, in 2012 in London, running on prosthetic ...

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AFN Members Desperate To Impeach Gusau

Crisis rocking the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has refused to abate, as majority of the board members insist on removing their president, Ibrahim Gusau, who was elected on June 13. While the AFN, the country’s second biggest sports federation, is still struggling for identity, Team England yesterday named 75 athletes as part of its contingent for next year’s Commonwealth ...

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Okagbare Inducted Into Hall Of Fame At Texas University

Nigerian top female sprinter, Blessing Okagbare was on Friday inducted into the University of Texas El Paso Sports Hall of Fame, alongside four other products of the institution. Okagbare was joined on the podium of honour at Larry K. Durham Sports Center by Antonio Davis (basketballer), Seth Joyner (footballer), Cynthia Ruelas-Macias (volleyballer) and Paul Stankowski (golfer). Okagbare, who was shortlisted ...

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3rd Access Bank Lagos Marathon: Organizers Sets Ball Rolling

The countdown to the 3rd edition of the Access Bank Lagos Marathon has began with the unveiling of the event on Thursday November 2nd 2017 at the Corporate Headquarter of the major sponsor, Access Bank PLC, in Victoria Island, Lagos State. In his opening remark during the unveiling, President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Mallam Ibrahim Gusau thanked ...

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Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Organisers confirm car prizes for new 10km race

The organisers of the  Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has officially confirmed the introduction of 10km race during next year’s edition of the event. Two cars donated by GAC Motors have also been confirmed as the top prizes up for grabs by the winners of the Men’s and Women’s 10km races. These latest cheering developments were announced on Tuesday by ...

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AFN Members Desperate To Impeach Gusau

Crisis rocking the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has refused to abate, as majority of the board members insist on removing their president, Ibrahim Gusau, who was elected on June 13. While the AFN, the country’s second biggest sports federation, is still struggling for identity, Team England yesterday named 75 athletes as part of its contingent for next year’s Commonwealth ...

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Okagbare Inducted Into Hall Of Fame At Texas University

Nigerian top female sprinter, Blessing Okagbare was on Friday inducted into the University of Texas El Paso Sports Hall of Fame, alongside four other products of the institution. Okagbare was joined on the podium of honour at Larry K. Durham Sports Center by Antonio Davis (basketballer), Seth Joyner (footballer), Cynthia Ruelas-Macias (volleyballer) and Paul Stankowski (golfer). Okagbare, who was shortlisted ...

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LAGOS CITY MARATHON: Alli Dreams Gold Label With Ambode’s Support

The General Manager Lagos City Marathon, Yussuf Alli, is optimistic, that the race will become an IAAF Gold Labelled race before its fifth edition. Last week, Lagos City Marathon, with its maiden edition in February 2016, joined the global elite family as the IAAF granted the race a Bronze Label status after just two editions. ‘’This is a worthy feat ...

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AFN Discovers 25 New Talents At Youth Games

President of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria Ibrahim Gusau has revealed that no fewer than 25 new talents were discovered at the National Youth Games by the federation. He blamed a lack of succession plan for the poor performances of Nigeria at recent major competitions. Gusau spoke during the closing ceremony of the NYG in Ilorin on Saturday. The AFN ...

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AFN Board Members Want Gusau Out

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is wrapped up in uncertainty, as a good number of board members are angling to push out their current president, Ibrahim Gusau, who was elected on June 13. The AFN has been swimming in crisis since that controversial election in Abuja. It took a new twist last week as Gusau and his kitchen cabinet ...

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