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 […]

Blessing Okagbare, Nigeria’s sprint queen, reveals how suitors can win her heart

Nigerian track and field athlete, Blessing Okagbare who recently filed for divorce from her husband, Otegheri, after six years of marriage says she is no longer interested in dating. Blessing Okagbare who took to her Instastories to declare that she has lost interest in dating, however gave conditions on what her next suitors must do […]

Why Nigerian sprinter and Olympic medalist Blessing Okagbare’s marriage with ex-Eagles’ star crashed in U.S.

  Facts are beginning to emerge on why U.S.-based Nigerian sprinter and Olympic medalist, Blessing Oghenewreseme Okagbare’s marriage with former Super Eagles player, Jude Otegheri Ighoteghuonor crashed so early. Okagbare and Ighoteghuonor’ marriage was well celebrated in Sapele, Delta State in 2014 shortly after the Commonwealth Games in GLagos State govtow, Scotland, where she emerged […]

Adekuoroye wins world wrestling gold in Rome

  By Oluwaseyi Oduneye-Ogunwomoju The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) on Friday said that it was impressed with Odunayo Adekuoroye’s performance at the ongoing Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament in Rome. The President of NWF, David Igali, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Rome that he was happy with Adekuoroye’s gold medal […]

Nigeria’s sports minister ‘cultural outfit’ draws mixed reactions

Nigerians have expressed divergent views as the country’s Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalong appeared half-naked in cultural wear at a carnival in his hometown, Tarok, Plateau state. According to the minister, the carnival, Ntim Otarok Cultural Carnival, is a “demonstration of bravery and show of strength.” It is an annual celebration aimed at […]

Rekindling the Past Glory in Nigerian Sports – By Maximus Rex Umeh

By Maximus Rex Umeh | NNP | December 8, 2018 – I remember the good old days when I was a much younger lad. A time engaging in sports was a major focal point of the citizenry and the federal government. Such times were days of glory and honour for my country, Nigeria. A season where sports (not […]

American heavyweight boxer, Curtis Harper, walks out of the ring against Nigerian opponent Efe Ajagba after announcement of Ajagba’s first-round knockout streak

Curtis Harper labored in obscurity for most of his eight-year career as a professional boxer. But by now, most boxing fans have seen the video of Harper walking out of the ring seconds after the bell rang for the start of his Aug. 24 fight against Efe Ajagba at the Minneapolis Armory. More than 1 […]

Nigeria’s first ever Winter Olympians gear up for games

The trio of Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga will fly Nigeria’s flag for the first time at the Winter Games. Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga are the force behind the team, which officially qualified for the games in November last year. “When people see us, they’re like ‘oh you guys are […]

Picture: Disaster averted as $14m U. J Esuene Stadium sports hall collapses

What could have  been a disaster was averted on Good Friday in Calabar, Cross River State, when the yet-to-be completed multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall at the U. J. Esuene, Stadium collapsed. $14m down the drain. The collapsed Indoor Sports Hall at the U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar. The uncompleted indoor sports hall was one of the […]

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