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NYG 2018: DALUNG CHARGES ATHLETES TO SHUN DRUG USE

Barrister Solomon Dalung has charged athletes taking part in the 4th National Youth Games to compete clean and fair in the interest of the game and their future. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development gave the charge at the opening ceremony of the 4th edition which is aimed at identifying young talents and nurturing them to stardom. He urged …

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Ahead Lagos Media Marathon Norri Williamson to measure route- Ubani

The Chairman of the Organizing Committee of Lagos Media Marathon, Tony Ubani, over the weekend, revealed that renowned marathons and road races route measurer Norri Williamson will calibrate and measure the route of the Lagos Media Marathon. Ubani also said Norri’s report will be sent to AIMS and IAAF for certification and listing of the Lagos Media Marathon on the …

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ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON 10km Prizes Strictly For Fun Runners-Olopade

Organizer of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Hon Bukola Olopade, on Tuesday, advised professional athletes not to dream of winning any of the lucrative prizes for the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon race slated for February 2, 2019. In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, Head Communications, and Media, Olopade said: “Any athlete registered by AFN, the IAAF …

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Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: 2019 Race Holds February 2

.New Form Collection Center Opened In Lekki The fourth edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has been fixed for Saturday, February 2, 2019. In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, Head Communications and Media, Yussuf Alli, the General Manager for the Lagos Marathon explained that the new date was chosen to align with the new international calendar for …

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Asian Games: Bahrain’s Odiong Adds Relay Gold To Sprint Double

The Chinese women had won the last seven of eight gold medals at the Asian Games in the 4x100m but had to be satisfied with silver after the Bahrain team won in a Games record 42.73 seconds. Kazakhstan picked up the bronze. Japan won gold in the men’s 4x100m relay in a time of 38.16 seconds with a team that …

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Okagbare, Amusan In IAAF Diamond League Climax

Nigeria’s female athletes, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor and 100m hurdler, Tobi Amusan are among world top athletes who will be vying for the top prizes as the IAAF Diamond League reaches its climax. The first of the final will be decided on Thursday in Weltklasse Zurich, Switzerland, while the other leg will be run on Friday at AG Memorial Van Damme in …

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Edidiong Odiong Happy To Win Gold For Bahrain

Nigerian-born sprinter, Edidiong Odiongis relishing her gold medal winning feat at the 18th Asian Games, after emerging first in the women’s 100m at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia. The 21-year-old, who ditched Nigeria  for a lucrative deal with  the island country in 2015, dipped late to finish in 11.30secs to become Asia’s fastest woman. India’s DuteeChand  ran 11.32secs …

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AHEAD LAGOS MEDIA MARATHON: NUJ Poised To Achieve Another First For Lagos Govt, Ambode

The Chairman of Lagos SWAN and Deputy Chairman Lagos Media Marathon, Debo Oshundun has shed more light on the aim for staging the Lagos Media Marathon. He said among other things, it is to assist the Lagos State Government and our amiable Governor Akinwunmi Ambode achieves another first in global sports in Nigeria, Africa, and even the world. “Apart from …

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Ese Brume Alleges Poor Treatment From Nigeria

Commonwealth and Africa women’s long jump gold medallist, EseBrume has alleged that she has been maltreated by sports administrators in the country, with a view that she has not received adequate recognition for her exploits. Brume, who won a gold medal at Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championship, slammed what she called inadequate welfare packages from Athletic Federation of Nigeria …

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Okagbare Blows Hot Again

Nigeria’s former queen of the tracks, Blessing Okagbare has opened a fresh can of worms, as the once fearsome athlete has taken another swipe at her critics. In continuation of her spat at critical comments that trailed her decision to skip the 100 and 200m events at the recent African Athletics Championship in Asaba, Okagbare stated Friday  that her fans …

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