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Athletics

Athletics

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...

USAIN BOLT – FASTEST MAN ON EARTH AND SPACE

He's the fastest man on Earth ... but how would Usain Bolt do in space!?? That's a question the Jamaican has put to rest when he raced at zero Gravity and guess what, he dusted all and sundry and won. The...

WE WILL MAINTAIN STEPHEN KESHI STADIUM – DELTA STATE GOVERNMENT

The Delta Sports Commission says it has put measures in place to maintain and sustain the Stephen Keshi International Stadium, venue of the just-concluded 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba. The over 20,000-capacity stadium hosted over 1,000 athletes from...

ASABA 2018 – NIGERIA WITH 9 GOLD MEDALS FINISH THIRD AS KENYA EMERGE WINNERS

Team Nigeria on the last day of the 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, clinched three gold medals, increased the country’s gold medal tally to nine. The women 4×400 team of Folashade Abugan, Yinka Ajayi, Patience Okon-George and Abike...

WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP 2025- NIGERIA JOINS 5 AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO BID FOR THE EVENT

Nigeria and five other African countries will bid to host the World Athletics Championship in 2025. The other prospective African countries are – Kenya, South Africa, Algeria, Egypt, and Morocco. Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, President of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) said...

The governing body of world athletics on Friday maintained Russia’s ban from track and field over mass doping, just 10 days before the start of the European Championships in Berlin. “The IAAF Council unanimously adopted the resolution that RUSAF (the...

ASABA 2018: EXPECT THE BEST OF AFRICAN ATHLETES – ALLI

With only a few days to the start of the 21st African Athletics Championships, the Local Organising committee, Head of Technical, Yusuf Alli said the best of the continent’s athletes will be in Asaba, Delta State to vie for...

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