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Pamodzi Ready To Make History In Okpekpe Again

Pamodzi Sports Marketing, organisers of the prestigious Okpekpe international 10km road race have assured of staging another world class event come next weekend in Okpekpe near Auchi, Edo state. Zack Amodu,the director of organisation for the race says all logistics,both technical and administrative are in place for a bigger and better Okpekpe race this year. ‘We are set to go.We ...

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Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships: 25 Countries Registered, More To Follow

The 21st African Senior Athletics Championships to be hosted in Asaba, Delta State from August 1-5, 2018, is set to be the biggest ever as projections of athletes’ registration presently shows. As much as 25 countries have already registered and many more are still expected. A current breakdown indicates 473 male athletes have already been listed for the championships while ...

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ASABA 2018: Journalists Urged To Complete Media Accreditation

Two months to the end of the accreditation process for the Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships, journalists across the country and beyond have been advised to complete the process on time to avoid a late rush. Olukayode Thomas, Head of Communications and Media in a statement over the weekend enjoined all interested journalists yet to complete the application process ...

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Okpekpe race to use MYLAPS BibTag system again

Pamodzi Sports Marketing,organisers of the IAAF silver label Okpekpe international 10km road race has revealed that MYLAPS Sports Timing,the global automatic sports timing company has been retained to provide the sixth edition of the race with an easy to use,accurate and reliable timing system. Zack Amodu,the race’s director of organisation says the Netherlands based company is adjudged the best timing ...

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Udo-Gabriel Eyes World Athletics Junior Championships Gold

Nigerian female sprints revelation in the bronze-winning women’s 4x100m relay team at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Joy Udo-Gabriel has turned her focus on excelling in an individual capacity at this year’s World Athletics Junior Championships in Finland. The 18-year-old University of Lagos Law student said her next target is to win a maiden gold medal for Nigeria at the ...

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Delta Govt Speeds Up Work At Stephen Keshi Stadium

Delta State government is in a race to get the facilities of the Stephen Keshi Stadium ready on time, for the African Athletics Championships billed for Asaba, the State capital in August. The Asaba stadium project, which had been abandoned for many years, is beginning to come to light. However, officials of Delta State government officials and the Local Organizing ...

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Cheprot, Wanjiku Eye Okpekpe History

…Kenyan Duo Wants To Be First Two-time Winners Simon Cheprot and Polline Njeru Wanjiku have set their sights on becoming the first man and woman to win the Okpekpe international 10km road race titles two times. Both Kenyans were winners in 2016 to make it a Kenyan double for the third time in four editions of the race. While Wanjiku ...

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Access, Development Banks Race With Okpekpe Road Showpiece

Two of Nigeria’s leading financial institutions, Access Bank and Development Bank are the latest socially responsible corporate bodies to throw their financial weight behind next month’s IAAF silver label Okpekpe international 10km road race which holds in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo state. Zack Amodu,the race’s director of organisation revealed on Tuesday in Lagos that the two banks have joined ...

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SWAN Restates Position On Nigeria’s Performance At Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) says the insistence of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Solomon Dalung, that Nigeria performed better at the just-concluded XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia than it did at the 2014 edition in Glasgow shows that he is distracted. “Nigeria finished 8th at the 2014 edition in Glasgow, while it came ...

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Asaba 2018: African Javelin Champion Aims High After Commonwealth Games Flop

The build-up to the 2018 African Athletics Championships to be staged in Asaba, Delta State is already generating so much excitement as athletes across the continent are talking tough. Javelin thrower, Phil-Mar Janse van Rensburg who finished fourth at the recent Commonwealth Games has declared that he has shaken off the disappointment in Gold Coast, Australia and he is now ...

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