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Bolt: I’m Ready For Rio

World greatest track and field athletics, Usain Bolt said he is over the “slight ankle problem” which caused him to miss some practice sessions earlier this year. In January, the super star had stopped training for two weeks, but told journalists at Wednesday’s launch of the Racers Grand Prix to be staged on June 11, that “I had a slight ...

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Africa Wrestling Championship: Nigeria Female Wrestlers Bag Medals In Egypt

Captain fantastic, Blessing Oborududu and Five other Nigeria female wrestlers made the nation proud once again by winning three gold, two silver and a bronze medal to emerge best female team at the 2016 Senior African Wrestling Championship in Alexandria, Egypt. It will be recalled that at the 2015 All Africa Games, Nigeria female Wrestlers won a total of 5 ...

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2016 Rio Olympics: Onyali Bank On Female Athletes For Medals

As the 2016 Rio Olympic Games draws nearer, Nigeria’s most decorated female athletes, Mary Onyali Omagbami is optimistic that if athletics will get any medals at the Olympics, it will come from the female athletes who she said, are more committed than the men. Onyali also advised that it will be disastrous for the country to bank on one athlete ...

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Igwe Unhappy With Abia Govt Over Unpaid Gratuity

Nigeria’s veteran athletics Coach Tabias Igwe has pleaded that his gratuity be urgently remitted to enable him meet nagging family needs. Igwe was assistant director in the Abia State Sports Council until he alongside others was forcefully retired by the recent past administration of Gov. Theodore Orji. According to Toblow, as he is fondly called; “I spilled my blood while ...

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Okpekpe Organsers Name Abmayr Elite Manager

 Pamodzi Sports Marketing Nigeria Limited, organisers of the annual IAAF Bronze-labelled Okpekpe 10km road race has appointed world renowned international road race organiser Walter Abmayr as the Elite Athlete Manager. He will serve in this role for the fourth edition of the race which holds on Saturday May 7, 2016 in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo state. Abmayr will take ...

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RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: Ogba Insists On AFN’s Standard

Ogba Insists On AFN’s Standard Athletes hoping to see the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) lowering its Rio 2016 Olympic qualification standard will have to work harder as according to the AFN’s Presidnt, Dr. Solomon Ogba, the bar has been raised for athletes to strive and attain podium performance. Ogba who spoke in Lagos on Tuesday, said the aim is ...

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Over 200 Athletes Storm Lagos

 -For Fredrick Agbaje Foundation, TFCAN Meet Lagos National Stadium, Surulere will come alive with athletics action this Friday, 26th February at 10am as over 200 athletes across the federation storm the 2016 Track & Field Coaches Association of Nigeria (TFCAN), in conjunction with Fredrick Agbaje Foundation (FAF) competition. The trial is to ascertain the level of preparation by the athletes ...

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Port Harcourt To Host AFN Trials

-Ogba Reveals Plans For July 7-10 Championship -Top Athletes To Seek Nigeria’s Rio 2016 Tickets This year’s Nigerian athletics trials for the 2016 Olympic Games have been fixed to hold in Port Harcourt, Rivers State from July 7 to 10, with several top athletes from home and abroad expected in attendance. This much was disclosed Friday morning by the Athletic ...

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Nigerian Trio For Glasgow Indoor

.Oke, Amata, Al-Ameen To Compete -As Grand Prix Holds This Weekend Oke Oluku  oke.oluku@sportsdayonline.com It will be action time this Saturday as the 2016 Glasgow Indoor Athletics Grand Prix holds with three Nigerians competing for honours. Men triple jump gold and women high jump silver medallist at the 2015 All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville, Tosin Oke (17.00m), Doreen Amata ...

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Nigeria To Host Africa In 2018

-Senior Athletics Meet Moves To Lagos Nigeria will host the 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Lagos, in 2018. An agreement to this effect was signed last weekend between the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barr Solomon Dalung, and president of Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), Mr. Hamad Kalkaba Malboum. The pact was sealed in the presence ...

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