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Okagbare, Egwero Shine At Warri Relays

-As Team Nigeria Emerges Tops Nigeria’s leading sprinters, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor and Ogho-Oghene Egwero inspired victories in the women and men 4x100m events at the 2017 Warri Relays/CAA Grand Prix, which ended Saturday at Delta State Polytechnic Stadium, Ozoro. While Okagbare led the female team to a comfortable win in a time of 43.92 seconds, the men were stretched by the ...

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Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix: Okagbare, Egwero lead Team Nigeria To Victory

Blessing Okagbare and Ogho-Oghene Egwero both inspired Team Nigeria to victories in the 4X100m Relays event at the 2017 Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix held on Tuesday at the main bowl of the Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro. While Okagbare led the female team to a comfortable win in a time of 43.92secs, the men team were stretched by the ...

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Frankie Fredericks Gets Ban Over Olympics Corruption Claims

Former sprinter Frankie Fredericks has been provisionally suspended from athletics pending an investigation into a potential ethics violation. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) is investigating an alleged payment of $300,000 Fredericks received from Papa Massata Diack, the son of disgraced IAAF president Lamine Diack, on the day Rio won the vote to host the 2016 Olympics, reports Eurosport. “Earlier this ...

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Over 200 Athletes Arrive In Delta State

Warri, Ozoro, Ugheli and its environs are already bubbling as athletes are already trooping in into Delta State for the 2017 Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix which is fixed for Tuesday, July 18 at Delta State Polytechnic Stadium, Ozoro. Already, invited athletes from the Niger Republic and Liberia are in town while the star-studded Botswana team and other invited ...

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Okagbare’s Qualification Excites Brume

Commonwealth and African gold medallist in women’s long jump, Ese Brume is excited with the feat of Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, whose 6.77m leap at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial in Székesfehérvár, Hungary secured her qualification for the London 2017 IAAF World Championships. Sapele-born Okagbare, who had secured qualification in the 100m and 200m last month, was again in great form at the ...

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AFN Trials On Hold

 Build up activities by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) to stage their 2017 IAAF World Championships trials have been put on hold. The trials were scheduled to hold this week, but will now have to wait till the federation’s new board is inaugurated on July 21 – leaving the AFN only two weeks to get their acts together for ...

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Asaba 2018 African Seniors: GAC Motors Backs Championships With Deal Worth N800 million

The dream of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the Asaba 2018 CAA African Senior Athletics Championships to organize a championship where the host city, Asaba, and Delta State Government will not have to bear hundred percent of the costs has started yielding fruits. GAC Motors, one of China’s largest automakers, has backed the championships with a sponsorship deal worth ...

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IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE: Okagbare Finishes Third In Paris

Nigerian queen of the tracks, Blessing Okgabare, finally had a podium finish at the IAAF Diamond League as she finished third in the 100m Women’s event in Paris on Saturday night. Okagbare ran a season’s best time of 11.09secs but could only finish in third place behind Jamaica’s Olympic 100m and 200m champion Elaine Thompson who won the race with ...

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AFN, Taekwondo Elections Annulled

As the controversy that trailed the last federations elections continue, indications have emerged that the elections that brought in Ibrahim Gusau as president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), has been annulled and fresh elections ordered. The same also applied in the Presidential election of the Taekwondo Federation, as the Appeals Committee of the Sports Ministry, has also ordered ...

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2017 CAA African Junior Championships Takes off Without Team Nigeria

Ten years after missing the 2007 African Junior Championships held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, history is being repeated as Nigeria will be conspicuously missing when events get underway at Lala Setti Athletics Stadium, venue of the 2017 edition of the competition which kicked off in Tlemcen, Algeria on Thursday, June 29th, to end on July 2nd. This is the first ...

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