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Athletes Chase $1.4m In Bahamas

It will be high-profile track action and a total prize money of $1.4million at stake this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays holds in Nassau in Bahamas. The World Relays which also serves as means of qualifying for the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China, will see the top eight-finishers in 4×100 ...

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Amata Wins High Jump In Drake

-As Team Nigeria Fumbles In Penn Relays Nigeria’s women high jump record holder Doreen Amata was in form weekend as she won the women’s High Jump event at Drake Relays with a 1.90m jump, defeating other top athletes from teams Nike China (Xingjing Zhang 1.87m), Adidas (Levern Spencer 1.17m), USA (Chaunte Lowe 1.87m) and China (Yang Wang 1.80m). Amata, who ...

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AFN Shift Warri Relays, Grand Prix

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has shifted its earlier scheduled 2015 Warri Relays/CAA Grand Prix which was to hold on the 18th of May in the Oil City of Warri. Technical Director‎ of the federation, Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama who briefed SportsDay on the shift, said the event is now scheduled to take place on 24 July at same ...

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AFRICAN YOUTH ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS: Nigerian Athletes Vow Title Defence

-As Team Finally Departs Lagos As the 2nd Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Championships begin Thursday in Mauritius, Nigeria’s athletes for the competition have vowed to defend their status as 2013 champions of the continental competition. The athletes made the declaration after their trials last Wednesday at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos where they were selected for the championship. Although, ...

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Ecobank Joins Okpekpe Road Race

-Becomes Competition’s Official Bank Ecobank Rapid Transfer Service has been named the official money transfer service for the 3rd Okpekpe 10km International Road Race scheduled for May 16th in Okpekpe town, Edo State. The Okpekpe Race, now an International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Bronze Label Race, will attract over 3000 local and international professional athletes. Also sports enthusiasts from ...

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Etsebiminor Hails AFN’s Dope Tests

Prominent athletics coach, Daniel Etsebiminor has added his voice to those commending the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) for its decision to conduct in and out of competition random dope tests on the country’s athletes, in the hope of curbing cheating among them. The youth development coach, who is currently with some senior athletes in the USA preparing for the ...

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Orukpe, Mozia Support Fight Against Drugs

A member of Team Nigeria’s silver-winning 4x400m men’s quartet at the 2014 African Senior Athletics Championships held in Morocco, Orukpe Erayokan has stated his support for the Athletics Federation of Nigeria in its fight against doping. It would be recalled that the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on Monday, April 13 decided to be carrying out in and out of ...

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AFN Commend Athletes In Kenya Relays

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has commended the country’s contingent for their performance at the Kenya Relays that was held during the weekend in Nairobi and also reiterated its position on picking the country’s team for the IAAF World Relay Championships slated for May 2-3 in the Bahamas at the AFN 2nd All-Comers Competition holding on Wednesday at the ...

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No Grudge Against Nigeria – Obikwelu

Nigerian-born Portuguese sprinter, Francis Obikwelu has declared that he bears no grudge against the country of his birth, after being accused of unjustly dumping the nation after the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Obikwelu, 36, who ceased to represent his fatherland 16 years ago, following an alleged unjust treatment by officials of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), when he incurred ...

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2015 IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE: Okagbare Dares Jamaican Duo

-Faces Fraser-Pryce, Campbell-Brown In Shanghai It will be a battle of the best three women sprinters in the World come May 17 in Shanghai, China, when the second leg of the IAAF Diamond League holds as Africa’s best, Blessing Okagbare takes on two Jamaican aces. It will be a huge task for victory for Okagbare, as she confronts World and ...

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