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DALUNG APPLAUDS OKOWA ON STATE SPORTS FESTIVAL

Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has commended the government and people of Delta state for their consistency in grassroots sports development. He gave the commendation at the closing ceremony of the 6th Delta state sports festival held at the Polytechnic Stadium, Ozoro at the weekend. He thanked the state government for their immense contributions towards launching grassroots ...

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SERENA WILLIAMS AT DISNEY LAND

Pregnant tennis legend Serena Williams at Disney land, rocking a short denim dungaree

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Organisers Promise Better Okpekpe Race

Organisers of the annual Okpekpe International 10km road race say they are ready to organise a bigger and better event, as the fifth edition holds this Saturday in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo state. Race director, Zakari Amodu says the first and only IAAF bronze label race in Nigeria will live up to its billing as one of the prestigious ...

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Pentathlon Federation Seeks More Support

Nigeria Modern Pentathlon Federation president, Chief Jonathan Nnaji has called on corporate organizations and individuals to give financial muscle to the sport, saying it has the potential to win the country medals at international meets. Nnaji said this at the official media presentation and logo unveiling for the maiden edition of Lagos, Nigeria UIPM (Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne) Laser ...

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Okpekpe Organisers Plan World Class Race

Organisers of the fifth edition of the Okpekpe international 10km road race say they are ready to organise a bigger and better event this Saturday in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo state. Race director of organisation Zakari Amodu says the first and only IAAF Bronze Label race in Nigeria will live up to its billing as one of the prestigious ...

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Okpekpe Screening, Accreditation Start

…Top stars jet in for IAAF Bronze Label event Final registration of athletes for Saturday’s fifth Okpekpe international 10km road race begins today in Auchi in Edo state. The registration, according to Yusuf Alli,a former Nigeria international athlete and a top technical official of the race entails screening and accreditation of all athletes who have completed the registration format on ...

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Cheprot seeks to make history at Okpekpe

—As organisers restate readiness to host another world class event Kenya’s Simon Cheprot will be hoping to make history as the first man to successfully defend the men’s title when the fifth edition of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Bronze Label Okpekpe international 10km road race gets underway next weekend in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo state. Last ...

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NAWIS Drags Collins To AFN Board

.Says Women Must Aim At The Top Former triple jump champion Rosa Collins has been elected by the National Association of Women In Sports (NAWIS) to represent its interest on the new board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). Collins who won the poll with 26 votes and 10 for her opponent said, it’s time women aim at the ...

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2017 IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare To Compete In Doha

Blessing Okagbare says she is set to compete at the International Association of Athletics Federations, IAAF Diamond League which begins on May 5 in Doha. Okagbare is a World Championships silver medalist and is ranked 18th in the world in 200m. IAAF disclosed on its website Thursday that Okagbare would be competing alongside seven other top 200m sprinters. According to ...

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Eight Nations Sign For Okpekpe Road Race

Elite athletes from as many as eight countries will participate in next weekend’s fifth Okpekpe international 10km road race in Okpekpe, Etsako East local government area of Edo state. The countries who have confirmed their participation according to Dare Esan,spokesman for the race are Kenya,Ethiopia,Eritrea,Tanzania,Morocco,Turkey,Burundi and of course the host nation,Nigeria. ‘We are delighted to announce that elite athletes from ...

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