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Athletics

Athletics

IAAF LAUNCHES NEW RANKINGS SYSTEM

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) says it has launched a new official world rankings system. A statement on the association’ s website said it was designed to provide a more effective way of identifying the top athletes in...

LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS: SIMONE BILES AND NOVAK DJOKOVIC WIN TOP HONOURS

Gymnast Simone Biles and tennis player Novak Djokovic won the top prizes at the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards. American Biles, 21, was named Sportswoman of the Year after winning four gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the...

IAAF NEW TESTOSTERONE LEVEL RULE :SEMENYA TO GIVE EVIDENCE AT CAS

Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya went to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday to challenge proposed rules that could force her to lower her testosterone levels. Semenya made no comment as she arrived at the court in...

ACCESS LAGOS CITY MARATHON -ROAD CLOSURE AND ALTERNATIVE ROUTE

  The Access Bank Lagos Marathon holds on February 2, 2019 for about 12 hours. Some parts of Lagos will be closed to vehicular and human traffic for the safety of thousands of runners, hundreds of thousands of cheering fans...

NIKE UNVEILS SELF-LACING SHOES, OPERATED BY SMARTPHONE

Nike, the global sportswear giant on Tuesday launched some magic shoes that will automatically loosen or tighten when you step into them, and then adapt based on your activity. Wait for it — the Nike Adapt BB shoes, which go...

COMPLIANCE – WADA TO VISIT RUSADA (MOSCOW LAB) NEXT WEEK

A five-person WADA delegation will travel to Moscow on December 17 to access the city’s anti-doping laboratory and gain access to its raw data, the World Anti-Doping Agency said on Friday. Access to the lab and data before the...

JON RIDGEON, FORMER ATHLETES UNVEILED AS IAAF CEO

Former British hurdler Jon Ridgeon has been unveiled as the new CEO of track and field’s governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations. Ridgeon, 51, competed in both the 110 metres hurdles and 400m hurdles between 1984 and 1996,...

2018 Youth Olympic Games: Chukwuma, Akintola win medals for Nigeria

Rosemary Chukwuma and Alaba Akintola on Monday at the ongoing Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires won gold and silver medals. Chukwuma finished with a time of 11.17 secs to win the female category of the athletics 100m event. She...

ACCESS BANK LAGOS MARATHON – GOVERNOR AMBODE ENJOINS CONTINUITY IN STANDARDS AND IMPACT

The official press briefing for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon‏ took place today. It had the presence of his excellency Akinwunmi Ambode, Herbert Wigwe (MD of Access Bank), Jacky Hathiramani (MD KIA Motor), Mr Bamidele Onalaja (Revolution plus properties), Kiky...

ENUGU STATE HALF MARATHON “DARETORUN” HOLDS ON NOVEMBER 24TH 2018

DARETORUN No fewer than 989 long distance athletes have registered for the forthcoming Enugu City Half-Marathon, tagged “Coal City International Marathon’’.The Coal City International Marathon will be the first-ever international half-marathon to be held in the entire South-East Zone of...

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