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FG Declares State Of Emergency In Sports

FG Declares State Of Emergency In Sports

Miffed by the embarrassing performance of the Team Nigeria athletes in the two successive Olympic Games, the Federal Government yesterday declared a state of emergency on Nigerian sports. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, who made the declaration in Abuja yesterday while receiving the reports of the Sports Reform Committee, maintained that […]

Okagbare Leads Nigeria’s 4x100M Relay Team Into Final

Okagbare Leads Nigeria’s 4x100M Relay Team Into Final

Double Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, on Wednesday led Team Nigeria’s 4x100m women’s relay to the final of the event in 42.55secs. It is perhaps, her last chance of redemption for a medal here after failing in both 100m and 200m, She opted out of the long jump because it clashed with the longer […]

Santiago Lange Beats Cancer — Then Wins Olympic Sailing Gold

Santiago Lange Beats Cancer — Then Wins Olympic Sailing Gold

At 54, he has overcome cancer and the loss of half a lung — now Santiago Lange is proving once again that nothing can stop him after winning Olympic gold at Rio 2016. The Argentine, along with sailing partner Cecilia Carranza Saroli, took top spot in the Nacra 17 Mixed Multihull after a dramatic final […]

Should a woman’s testosterone level matter in sports?

Should a woman’s testosterone level matter in sports?

Picture the lineup of athletes along a start line as they wait eagerly for the sound of the gun or gymnasts as they perform flips on a balance beam with unfathomable precision. Although tremendous skill, hard work and thousands of hours of practice are involved in them molding their bodies for sporting excellence, nature is […]

Nigeria’s U-23 Team Secure Q/final Ticket In RIO Olympics 2016

Nigeria’s U-23 Team Secure Q/final Ticket In RIO Olympics 2016

The Nigeria U-23 team has secured one of the quarter final tickets of the men’s football event of the Rio Olympic Games after beating Sweden early Monday morning in Manus. While the searchlight was on Oghenekaro Etebo to once more deliver the goals, it was AS Roma youngster, Sadiq Umar, that got the only goal […]

Reasons Why You Should Enroll Your Kids In Sports

Reasons Why You Should Enroll Your Kids In Sports

Most of us want our kids to be the next Olympic gold medalist or NBA all-star, but there are a couple more practical reasons to enroll your kids in sports. Here are a few: They learn life skills Being in a sport, especially a team sport, teaches your child about team work, taking turns, and […]

Kenya: Kipchoge Keino Receives Historic Olympic Laurel Award

Kenya: Kipchoge Keino Receives Historic Olympic Laurel Award

Kenya’s legendary middle distance runner, Kipchoge Keino, has bestowed additional honour on the country by becoming the first recipient of the Olympic Laurel award. Kipchoge, who is also the chairman of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock), received the award at the Games’ opening ceremony early Saturday morning at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium. […]

Nike To Exit Golf Equipment Business

Nike To Exit Golf Equipment Business

Nike Inc (NKE.N), the world’s biggest sportswear maker, said it would stop selling golf equipment, including clubs, golf balls and bags. The company, which built its golf business on the success of golfer Tiger Woods, said it would instead accelerate innovation in its golf footwear and apparel business and on partnering with more golfers. Nike […]

Keni Harrison Breaks 28-Year-Old World Hurdles Record At Anniversary Games

Keni Harrison Breaks 28-Year-Old World Hurdles Record At Anniversary Games

Harrison, 23, was already the fastest woman in the world this year, but will not be at next month’s Olympics after finishing only sixth in the US trials. The previous world record of 12.21 had stood since 1988 and was held by Yordanka Donkova of Bulgaria. Britain’s Tiffany Porter came sixth and Jessica Ennis-Hill last. […]

Double Triumph For Serena Williams As She And Venus Win Wimbledon Title

Double Triumph For Serena Williams As She And Venus Win Wimbledon Title

They don’t do snazzy formations, they just win grand slam titles. A few hours after equalling Steffi Graf’s open-era record of 22 grand slam singles crowns, Serena Williams joined her sister Venus to win their sixth Wimbledon title together and their 14th in all. Sixteen years after their first triumph together, the sisters beat Timea […]

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