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AFN Face Athletes’ Protest Over Golden League Money

The Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) could face a revolt by athletes at next weekend’s  Golden League as some of the athletes are allegedly set to demand payments before taking part in the competition. The athletics season in Nigeria began on November 24 with the All-Comers Meet at the National Stadium in Abuja. The Golden League is used by the ...

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Aliyu Seeks To Lead Nigeria Athletics Coaches

The Track And Field Coaches Association Of Nigeria (TAFCAN) will on Thursday hold fresh elections in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. One of the top candidates in Thursday’s TAFCAN polls is Assistant Superintendent (ASP), Solomon Aliyu who is seeking to be the President of the coaches’ body. Aliyu who specializes in the Sprints and Hurdles said he is eyeing the ...

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TOTI Prima Lands Nigeria with Fun Lotto Brand

Nigerians are set to give their dreams a wing to fly and win as TOTI Prima, a new lottery company led by experienced lottery operators, recently unveiled a dynamic lotto brand in Nigeria. The lotto brand was unveiled at a colourful and impressive ceremony that took place last Sunday at the prestigious Lagos Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event ...

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Obaseki lauds organisers of Okpekpe Race on Silver Label Status

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has commended organisers of the annual 10km Okpekpe International Race for their new status as an International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Silver Label event. The governor said the elevation acknowledges the standard and relevance of the race in promoting sports development. In a statement, the governor, who expressed excitement over the ...

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Access Bank Lagos Marathon: Ambode’s Key For Race Success-Ogba

The President of the Bobsled & Skeleton Federation of Nigeria, Solomon Ogba, has attributed the success of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon to the vision of Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Ogba, who was President of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria between 2009 and April 2017, said: “Lagos has all the ingredients to host a world-class marathon. As President ...

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Access Bank Lagos Marathon: Gold, Silver Runners To autograph At Marathon Expo

The 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will not just be about educating citizens about wellness and healthy living, there will also be lecture, seminar, entertainment and opportunity to interact with world-class marathoners. The world-class marathoners will be at the Expo to pick up their race kits, which includes a running bib, timing tag, t-shirt, bag and other materials. Already ...

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Okpekpe Race Gets IAAF Silver Label

The Okpekpe international 10km road race has been elevated to an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Silver Label event.This good news was conveyed to the promoter of the race,Mike Itemuagbor by Alessio Punzi,the IAAF Road Running Manager. ”Following a thorough review of your application; in recognition of the role played by your event for the promotion of elite road ...

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Lagos-Access Bank Marathon To Focus On Healthy Living, Telcom Celebration

The General Manager of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Yusuf Alli, over the weekend revealed that the aim of the race is to encourage the culture of running because of its immense health benefits. “People talk about and emphasize the importance of  primary healthcare but regular running, exercise and good hygiene help prevent all forms of diseases including terminal ...

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Barshim, Thiam Named 2017 IAAF Best Athletes

Track and field world champions, Mutaz Essa Barshim and Nafissatou Thiam have been named IAAF athletes of the year in Monaco, France. Qatari high jumper Barshim, 26, went through the season unbeaten and won gold at the World Championships; while Belgium’s Thiam, 23, won gold in the heptathlon in London to add to her Olympic Games title at Rio 2016. ...

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Russia Stripped Of 2014 Winter Olympics Medals

Russia has been stripped of two gold medals and a silver from the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, due to widespread doping violations. The president of Russia’s bobsleigh federation, Aleksandr Zubkov, 43, who won gold in the two-man and four-man event, has been disqualified. Sochi 2014 silver medallist Olga Fatkulina and Alexander Rumyantsev, both speed skaters, and bobsledder Olga Stulneva have ...

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