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ATHLETICS – IAAF announces finalists for World Athlete of the Year 2019

The International Association of Athletics Federations announced the five finalists for the Female World Athlete of the Year 2019 Following are the finalists: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, who won world 100m and 4x100m titles in world-leading times of 10.71 and 41.44...

AFN Technical Director REMOVED!!!

Adeleye's removal followed the report of the advisory committee on the poor performance of #TeamNigeria at the #WorldChamps in Doha. A letter from the Ministry of Youth & Sports Development to AFN President, Engineer Shehu Gusau, directed him to inform Adeleye of his sack. The...

Marathon – Eliud Kipchoge makes sporting history by running the first ever sub-two-hour marathon

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge made athletics history on Saturday when he became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours although his remarkable effort will not be recognised by the sport’s governing body. The Olympic marathon champion and...

Salwa Eid Naser- First Asian to win women’s 400m world title

Bahrain’s Salwa Eid Naser destroyed the field and stunned Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo as she became the first Asian to win the women’s 400 metres world title on Thursday. The Nigerian-born Eid Naser, 21, surged past Miller-Uibo on the back...

AAG – STAND UP FOR AFRICA’S FASTEST MAN – EKEVWO RAYMOND

Ekevwo posted 9.96seconds a personal best to win the race, which did not feature top African sprints from Cote d’ Ivoire and South Africa. However, with that performance, he was a candidate for gold. Ekevwo is the second Nigerian...

THE HIGHEST – PAID FEMALE ATHLETES 2019

The  earnings tally looks at prize money, salaries, bonuses, endorsements and appearance fees between June 1, 2018, and June 1, 2019. There are 15 female athletes who made at least $5 million during that time period; for comparison, roughly 1,300...

KENYAN RUNNERS JOYCE CHEPKIRUI AND JACOB KENDAGOR AXED FOR DOPING OFFENCES

Former Commonwealth 10,000m champion Joyce Chepkirui and Hamburg marathon bronze medalist Jacob Kendagor have been suspended for failing anti-doping tests. The duo now makes six the number of elite Kenyan athletes who have been reprimanded by the Athletics Integrity Unit...

SEMENYA – MICHAEL JOHNSON HAS HIS SAY

Olympic champion Michael Johnson believes the athletics world governing body came down on the side of fairness. While some responded with dissatisfaction after the Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed an appeal by Olympic 800-metres champion on Wednesday, olympic champion...

DIVINE ODUDURU ANSWERS THE CALL FOR A SUB 10 SECONDS 100M

Divine Oduduru, is the new 100m and 200m World Leader in Athletics in 2019 with Personal Best of 9.94seconds in the 100m and 19.76s. He set these new personal best at the Micheal Johnson Invitational and thus became the first...

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...

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