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7 hours ago
Team Delta’s Taiye Ayenuro has become the most sought after athlete at the ongoing National Youth Games in Ilorin, after she picked
1 day ago
The search for new track queens by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) may have yielded results at the sixth National Youth Games in Ilorin.
4 days ago
Many of the states at the ongoing Ilorin 2021 National Youth Games were into thrown confusion yesterday when the screening committee disqualified several for allegedly being the age limit.
14 Oct
Kenyan police were on Thursday hunting for the husband of record-breaking runner Agnes Tirop who was stabbed to death in an incident that has shocked her home country and the world of athletics. Tirop's husband Emmanuel Rotich was named by police as a suspect in the death of the 25-year-old double world championships medallist and…
14 Oct
Organisers of the 2021 National Youth Games have been told to be vigilant in the screening of athletes today ahead of tomorrow’s opening ceremony.
13 Oct
Kenyan world record holder Agnes Tirop has been found dead at her home in the western town of Iten. She was 25 years old. The two-time World Athletics Championship bronze medallist, who finished fourth in the Tokyo Olympic Games 5,000m final, set the world record for a women's only 10km road race last month in…
13 Oct
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has expressed concern over the latest dimension added to U.S.-based Nigerian sprinter, Blessing Okagbare’s alleged illegal drugs use.
12 Oct
Athletics and swimming will be the only compulsory sports at future Commonwealth Games in a move to give hosts greater flexibility and attract new audiences. The "2026/30 Strategic Roadmap" approved by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) on Monday recommends an optimum number of about 15 sports from 2026. Sports that have been optional in the…
12 Oct
Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) President, Tonobok Okowa, says the sixth National Youth Games holding in Ilorin will serve as fresh talent recruitment ground for the federation.
12 Oct
Tokyo 2020 Olympics silver medallist, Blessing Oborududu, has been elected into the United World Wrestling (UWW) Athletes Commission as Africa’s sole representative for the next four years (2021 to 2025).
10 Oct
Team Lagos has vowed to excel at this year’s National Youth Games by winning more gold medals than they did at the last edition. The competition, which begins today, ends October 20
Blessing Okagbare
7 Oct
Nigerian sprint champion Blessing Okagbare is facing the possibility of a lengthy ban from athletics after three more doping cases surfaced. Blessing Okagbare was barred from participating in the Olympic 100-meter semifinals in July for a doping offence and was handed a four-year ban. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said Okagbare tested positive for banned…
3 Oct
Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei won the women's London Marathon on Sunday as Ethiopia's Sisay Lemma triumphed in the men's race in the first full-scale staging of the event since the coronavirus pandemic.

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