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FCT schools to vacate a week before National Sports Festival, says Minister

Schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja will go on holidays in December to allow the FCT host the 19th National Sports Festival, the Territory’s Minister, Mohammed Bello has revealed. Speaking during the unveiling of the festivals’ programme, Bello, who was represented by FCT’s Permanent Secretary, Christian Oha, said […]

Crisis rocks National Youth Games, four Edo athletes stripped of gold
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Crisis rocks National Youth Games, four Edo athletes stripped of gold

Delta, Bayelsa, Lagos lead medal table A major crisis is brewing at the ongoing National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara State, following an alleged disqualification of four athletes from Edo State after they won four gold medals in the gymnastics event. The fourth edition of the NYG began on Monday […]

Indonesia announces surprise bid for 2032 Olympics
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Indonesia announces surprise bid for 2032 Olympics

[Fil] International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach/ AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI Indonesia unveiled surprise plans to bid for the 2032 Olympics on Saturday as it rides high from its successful staging of the Asian Games. President Joko Widodo revealed Indonesia’s intentions after talks with Olympics chief Thomas Bach […]

Kenya’s Kipruto wins Diamond League race after losing shoe
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Kenya’s Kipruto wins Diamond League race after losing shoe

Kipruto goes over the last hurdle with Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakkali Photo: BBCsports Kenyan runner Conseslus Kipruto defied the early setback of losing a shoe to win the 3000m men’s steeplechase race in the IAAF Diamond League in Zurich, Switzerland. Just after coming round a bend, his left shoe flew […]

Family affair! Tears as North Korea’s Rim follows little sister to gold
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Family affair! Tears as North Korea’s Rim follows little sister to gold

North Korea's Rim Jong Sim lifts during the snatch women's 75kg weightlifting group A event during 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN Rim Jong Sim bagged North Korea’s seventh weightlifting gold of the Asian Games in Indonesia on Sunday to complete […]

Delta gears up for title defence at 2018 National Youth Games
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Delta gears up for title defence at 2018 National Youth Games

Nigeria's team celebrate winnning the women's 4x400m relay of the African Athletics Championships at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State in midwestern Nigeria, on August 5, 2018. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP Defending champions, Team Delta is doing everything possible to defend the National Youth Games (NYG) title […]

‘Hosts, not Sports Ministry, dropped golf from National Sports Festival’
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‘Hosts, not Sports Ministry, dropped golf from National Sports Festival’

Golf would have been one of the sports to feature at the forthcoming National Sports Festival if the host city, Abuja had included it in the programme, the Ministry of Sports explained yesterday. The decision to exclude golf from the festival has elicited condemnation from stakeholders in the sport, who […]

Trouble in paradise as Nigeria continues to trip up its own athletes
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Trouble in paradise as Nigeria continues to trip up its own athletes

Nigerian gold medalists (LtoR) Blessing Okagbare, Joy Udo-Gabriel, Rosemary Chukwuma and Tobi Amusan, celebrate after winning the women's 4x100m relay during the 21st African Senior Athletics Championship at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State in midwestern Nigeria on August 3, 2018. The five-day biennial African Senior Athletics Championship […]

Delta lists gains of Asaba 2018 African Athletics Championship
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Delta lists gains of Asaba 2018 African Athletics Championship

Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State Governor The Delta State government has described some of the criticism of the just concluded Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships as erroneous, saying that the competition surpassed the expectations of the organisers, including the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA). In a statement signed by Manager, […]

Team Nigeria’s performance at African Athletics Championships thrills Zenith Bank
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Team Nigeria’s performance at African Athletics Championships thrills Zenith Bank

Nigerian gold medalists (LtoR) Blessing Okagbare, Joy Udo-Gabriel, Rosemary Chukwuma and Tobi Amusan, celebrate after winning the women's 4x100m relay during the 21st African Senior Athletics Championship at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State in midwestern Nigeria on August 3, 2018. The five-day biennial African Senior Athletics Championship […]

Asaba 2018: Great spectatorship, poor facilities
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Asaba 2018: Great spectatorship, poor facilities

Nigeria's team celebrate winnning the women's 4x400m relay of the African Athletics Championships at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State in midwestern Nigeria, on August 5, 2018. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP Before now, many Nigerians were of the opinion that the city of Kano has the highest […]

Kenya tops medals table as Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championship ends
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Kenya tops medals table as Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championship ends

Kenyan Edward Zakayo celebrates with the Kenyan flag after winning the Men's 5000m event on the final day of the African Athletics Championship at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State in midwestern Nigeria, on August 5, 2018.<br />Kenya finished with 11 gold medals, six silver and two bronze […]