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Ecobank Joins Okpekpe Road Race

-Becomes Competition’s Official Bank Ecobank Rapid Transfer Service has been named the official money transfer service for the 3rd Okpekpe 10km International Road Race scheduled for May 16th in Okpekpe town, Edo State. The Okpekpe Race, now an International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Bronze Label Race, will attract over 3000 local and international professional athletes. Also sports enthusiasts from ...

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Etsebiminor Hails AFN’s Dope Tests

Prominent athletics coach, Daniel Etsebiminor has added his voice to those commending the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) for its decision to conduct in and out of competition random dope tests on the country’s athletes, in the hope of curbing cheating among them. The youth development coach, who is currently with some senior athletes in the USA preparing for the ...

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Orukpe, Mozia Support Fight Against Drugs

A member of Team Nigeria’s silver-winning 4x400m men’s quartet at the 2014 African Senior Athletics Championships held in Morocco, Orukpe Erayokan has stated his support for the Athletics Federation of Nigeria in its fight against doping. It would be recalled that the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on Monday, April 13 decided to be carrying out in and out of ...

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AFN Commend Athletes In Kenya Relays

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has commended the country’s contingent for their performance at the Kenya Relays that was held during the weekend in Nairobi and also reiterated its position on picking the country’s team for the IAAF World Relay Championships slated for May 2-3 in the Bahamas at the AFN 2nd All-Comers Competition holding on Wednesday at the ...

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No Grudge Against Nigeria – Obikwelu

Nigerian-born Portuguese sprinter, Francis Obikwelu has declared that he bears no grudge against the country of his birth, after being accused of unjustly dumping the nation after the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Obikwelu, 36, who ceased to represent his fatherland 16 years ago, following an alleged unjust treatment by officials of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), when he incurred ...

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2015 IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE: Okagbare Dares Jamaican Duo

-Faces Fraser-Pryce, Campbell-Brown In Shanghai It will be a battle of the best three women sprinters in the World come May 17 in Shanghai, China, when the second leg of the IAAF Diamond League holds as Africa’s best, Blessing Okagbare takes on two Jamaican aces. It will be a huge task for victory for Okagbare, as she confronts World and ...

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OKPEKPE ROAD RACE: Monarch Urges Investment In Tourism

His Royal Highness (HRH) Apa Peter Osigbemeh, Onwueweko of Okpekpe kingdom has called on investors to take advantage of the thriving 10 kilometres road race in the community to invest in guesthouse accommodations and tourism in the clan. Since the maiden edition of the Okpekpe 10 kilometres Road Race brought the community into the limelight in 2013, it has not ...

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Nigerians Prepare For Okpekpe Race

Nigeria athletes hoping to be part of the third edition of the annual Okpekpe Road Race will have cause to smile as the organiser of the 10km Okpekpe Road Race have assured them of having some local races to prepare them for the competition. Making this declaration was the coordinator of the event Yusuf Alli, who said that some states ...

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AFTERMATH OF AJC CONQUEST: Brume Graduates To Senior Category

-Says Ethiopia 2015 Her Last Junior Tournament After dominating Africa in the youth and junior levels in championships, current Commonwealth Games gold medallist in long jump and junior gold medallist in same event and triple jump, Ese Brume has announced her elevation from the junior team to the senior category in track and field. Brume told SportsDay at Murtala Mohammed ...

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Nesiama Appeals For Sponsors

-As AFN Struggle To Keep Athletes In Camp The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is in dire need of sponsors as it struggles on its own to camp and provide competitions for junior athletes. The federation’s Technical Director, Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama who disclosed this also complained of poor sponsors’ interest in the affairs of junior athletes. Aside Dr. D.K ...

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