U.S. drops charges against Nigerian sprint queen Blessing Okagbare

• Oduduru’s ‘disappearance’ worries NigeriansThere were strong indications yesterday that the United States may have dropped ‘all charges’ against Nigerian sprinter, Blessing Okagbare, who is serving a 10-year ban over drugs offences. Okagbare was provisionally suspended for testing positive for human growth hormone in July 2021, just hours before her 100m semifinals at Tokyo Olympics. She […]

Russia blows hot over suspension by FIFA, UEFA

The Russian Football Union (RFU) has reacted with anger and disappointment to being suspended from the game following the invasion of Ukraine. This is contrary to “all standards and principles of international competition” and against “the ethos of the sporting spirit and fair play,” the RFU said late Monday. World governing body FIFA and European […]

Tokyo 2020: Anyanacho has made us proud — FUTO VC

Anyanacho has made us proud — FUTO VC Olympic Medalist, Chika Chukwumerije and Tokyo 2020 debut Olympic Elizabeth Anyanacho paid a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Prof. Mrs. Nnenna Oti. The duo, who were accompanied by the Commissioner of Sports in Imo state, Hon. Ogu Daniel Chike were received […]

BREAKING: Ese Brume wins Nigeria’s first medal at Tokyo Olympics

  Nigeria’s Long jumper Ese Brume has won the country’s first medal at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics clinching bronze in the final event of the women’s long jump. She jumped  6.97 meters and came just short of 0.3 of Germany’s Malaika Mihambo’s 7.00 meters and American Brittney Reese’s 6.97 meters. Brume came behind Brittney […]

Picture: 7ft 9in Nigerian basketball player hopes to become NBA’s tallest ever…

Tall Nigerian basketballer Adegoke may be the next big star in NBA. Abiodun Adegoke, a 7ft 9in Nigerian basketball player is hoping to catch the attention of the NBA after Shaquille O’Neal shared viral footage of him on the court. At his towering height, Abiodun Adegoke can dunk with both feet still on the ground, […]

Minister advocates return of state sports festivals

Minister of Youth and Sports development, Mr. Sunday Dare By Franca Ofili The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Tuesday in Abuja urged all state governments to ensure a return of the state sports festivals. Dare, while receiving Daniel Igali, the Bayelsa Commissioner of Youths and Sports who paid him a courtesy […]

Olympic games must be held next year – Japan Official

Tokyo Olympics The rearranged Tokyo Games must be held “at any cost” in 2021, Japan’s Olympic Minister, Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday. Speaking at a news conference, Hashimoto said the Games should be held for the benefit of the athletes, regardless of the challenges posed by the novel Coronavirus pandemic. The Japanese government and the […]

Oyo Govt to spend N5.5bn to remodel Salami Stadium

  By David Adeoye Oyo State Government says it has signed a N5.580 billion contractual agreement with Messrs Peculiar Ultimate Concerns Ltd for the remodeling of Lekan Salami Sports complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan. Gov. Seyi Makinde, who said this while flagging off the project on Thursday, noted that the decision was part of the measures to […]

COVID-19: IOC to bear $800m cost of Tokyo 2020 postponement

Tokyo Olympics By Bushrah Yusuf-Badmus The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has anticipated that it would have to bear costs of up to $800 million for its part of the responsibilities for the organisation of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. This is its own extended operations and the support for the wider Olympic Movement. According to […]

Olympic games to be scrapped if not held in 2021

Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori says the Olympic Games, already postponed to 2021, will be “scrapped” if it can not take place then. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese government last month postponed the Games until July 2021 because of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. With the epidemic’s worldwide infection rate climbing […]

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