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Gusau Emerges New AFN President

Two-time board member Ibrahim Shehu Gusau has emerged the new President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) following an election fraught with intrigues and controversies, held at the Main Bowl of the Abuja National Stadium on Tuesday. Gusau returned to the AFN board for the third time after amassing a landslide victory in which he defeated former African Triple ...

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Okagbare Listed Tor Oslo Diamond League

Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare has been listed for the long jump event at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on Thursday in Oslo, Norway. This will be the Nigerian’s first ever trip to the Oslo event and she will hope to jump farther than the 6.52 metres she recorded early this month in Oregon, United states. Okagbare will be up against ...

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IAAF certify 5th Okpekpe road race drug free

The independent Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), which sits at the heart of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ integrity reforms has given the fifth Okpekpe International 10km Road Race held last month in Okpekpe, near Auchi, Edo State, a clean bill of health following the negative dope tests recorded at the one-day meeting. In an e-mail message to promoter of ...

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Athletics Nigeria Elections: Thomas Promises To Revive Road Races, Marathon

One of the aspirants contesting to be the next president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN Olukayode Thomas has made a bold promise that he would be reviving the culture of Road Races and Marathons in the country if elected. Thomas said looking at the Kenyans and Ethiopians who are world powers as far as long distant races are ...

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Amusan Claims American NCAA 100m Hurdles Crown

Nigeria junior athlete Tobi Amusan early Sunday morning scorched to a new 12.57 seconds lifetime best to win her first National Collegiate of Athletics Association (NCAA) Championships title in the 100m hurdles at the historic Hayward Stadium in Oregon on Sunday. The Nigerian exploded out of the blocks and held onto a narrow lead over the defending champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn. ...

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Pregnant Serena Is Highest Earning World Female Athlete

The mega free agent contract Stephon Gilmore recently signed with the New England Patriots vaulted him into Forbes’ list of the top-100 paid pro athletes in the world, released earlier this week, even as Serena Williams has been listed as the top earner in women’s category by Forbes. Gilmore checked in at No. 39 in the list, ahead of notable ...

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AHEAD 2018 ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON

Sahara Reporters’ Publisher To  Link Lagos, New York Marathons The publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, who was a former Students Union President of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, has promised to midwife a fruitful marriage between the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon and the New York Marathon. Speaking after being decorated with the medal he won at the 2017 ...

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Collins Advocates Policy Of Inclusion In All- Nigeria Trials

One of the presidential aspirants eager to preside over the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has promised to bring back the inclusion of athletes of all categories from Kano, Zamfara, Sokoto, Taraba, Abia, Oyo states etc, in the All-Nigeria track and field trials if she wins the June 13th elections in Abuja. Rosa Collins, former triple jump queen gave this ...

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Collins to restore athletes, coaches dignity

Former national triple jump queen Rosa Collins has assured that athletes and coaches dignity will be restored if elected president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on June 13th. “These departments have lost some dignity owing to neglect and imposition of foreign coaches and imported athletes ” Collins in a media chat with athletics writers in Lagos on Wednesday ...

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Pregnant Serena Steals Show As Sister Venus Advances At French Open

Serena Williams may be pregnant, that doesn’t mean she would give this year’s French Open a miss. The 23-time major winner, who is expecting her first child with her fiance, co-founder of Reddit Alexis Ohanian, in the fall, calmly watched her sister Venus play at Roland Garros from a shaded area on the main Court Philippe Chatrier, her long-time agent, ...

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