Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Athletics

Athletics

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...

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...

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