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Okpekpe Retain Amao As Anti-doping Unit Head

Organisers of the IAAF Silver Label Okpekpe international 10km road race have announced Dr Akin Amao will continue in his position as the head of the anti-doping unit of the seventh edition of the race which holds on Saturday May 12,2018 in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo state. Amao,one of Nigeria’s foremost sports medicine practitioners and former head of the ...

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AFN Declare Emmanuel Bamidele Missing From National Camp

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has reported the alleged disappearance  of national athlete, Emmanuel Bamidele, ostensibly in a bid to represent  another country. Bamidele, who took part in recent national trials in Abuja and ran 45.28secs in the men’s 400m,  was named in the 37-man squad for the 2018  Commonwealth Games in Australia. He, however, allegedly absconded from the ...

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Okpekpe Organisers Give Timeline For Registration of Athletes

Organisers of the IAAF Silver Label Okpekpe international 10km road race have given Tuesday May 1 and and saturday May 5,2018 as the closing dates for registration of athletes for the sixth edition of the race which holds on Saturday May 12 in Okpekpe near Auchi,Edo state. Zak Amodu,the race’s director of organisation says the first deadline of May 1,2018 ...

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Fasuba Backs Bamidele Emmanuel For Qatar Switch

African former 100m men’s record holder, Olusoji Fasuba  is backing Bamidele Emmanuel’s decision to switch his international allegiance to Qatar, even after getting an invitation to Team Nigeria. Emmanuel, who  is listed on the 37-man squad for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia,  left the national team’s camp in Port Harcourt ahead of the Games without permission. The  ...

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AFN Going To Gold Coast For Jamboree – Ebewele

Outspoken former athlete and current board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele has warned that the track and field body is set to stage another jamboree to this year’s Commonwealth Gamnes. ‘Jujuman’ predicted that the AFN would only make up the numbers when hostilities begin at the Gold Coast 2018 in Australia, because they are going ...

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Registration Opens for 2018 Silver Label Okpekpe Road Race

Registration for the sixth edition of the Okpekpe international 10km road race,the first ever IAAF Silver Label race in Nigeria nay West Africa is on and intending runners can register either digitally or manually. Spokesman for the race,Dare Esan said interested runners can for quick and easy registration download the tracking application launched for the race last year or visit ...

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Buhari May Host Historic Winter Olympics Athletes March 7

Nigeria’s contingent to the just concluded Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea returned to the country Tuesday night with the athletes showering encomium on Nigerians for their love and support. And unless there is a last minute change, President Muhammadu Buhari will on March 7 host the team to a presidential reception in Abuja. The bobsled trio of Seun ...

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Team Nigeria Lists 90 Athletes, 45 Officials For Commonwealth Games

Nigeria will present 90 athletes and 45 officials at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games scheduled to run from April 4 to 15, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has revealed. The country will feature in 10 events, including Athletics, Basketball, Wrestling, Weightlifting, Boxing, Table Tennis, Gymnastics, Para table tennis, Para Athletics, Para Powerlifting. The ministry held a meeting with ...

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Dalung Inaugurates 7 Para Sports Federations

The boards of 7 National Para Sports Federations were inaugurated today at the VIP Lounge of the National Stadium Abuja. The Para Federations are Amputee Football, Para Athletics, Para Powerlifting, Para Soccer, Para Swimming, Sitting Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball. Inaugurating the Para Sports Federations, the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung commended the Electoral Committee for their sincerity ...

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Commonwealth Games Camp: AFN Probes Athlete’s ‘Disappearance’

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has declared that it was investigating the sudden disappearance of national athlete, Emmanuel Bamidele from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games camp in Port Harcourt. Bamidele, who took part in the Commonwealth Games trials in Abuja and ran 45.28 seconds in the men’s 400m, was named in the 37-man squad for Gold Coast 2018 ...

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