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25 Jul 2016
The Hotsports Editors Forum, at the weekend, tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to henceforth ensure that only people versed in sports and its administration are made Ministers of Sports.
24 Jul 2016
The International Olympic Committee on Sunday ordered individual sports federations to decide whether Russian competitors should take part in the Rio Games after failing to agree on a complete ban over Russia's state-run doping.
24 Jul 2016
The International Olympic Committee held showdown talks Sunday on whether to ban Russia from the Rio Games over state-run doping, an unprecedented decision that could spark the Olympic movement's worst crisis in decades.
24 Jul 2016
Usain Bolt accused sprint rival Justin Gatlin of “disrespect” after the six-time Olympic champion won the 200m at the Anniversary Games in London.
24 Jul 2016
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has said it did not direct the nation’s foreign-based athletes going to the Rio Olympic Games to buy their own flight tickets.
23 Jul 2016
Two of the world’s most successful Paralympians have called on the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to ban Russia from the Rio Paralympic Games if there is evidence of wide-scale doping.
23 Jul 2016
Brushing aside any concerns about the hamstring injury which forced him to withdraw from his country's Olympic trials earlier this month, the Jamaican sprint king ran a solid time of 19.89sec in his first competitive 200m of this season in London on Friday.
22 Jul 2016
President Vladimir Putin on Friday insisted Russia was committed to wiping out doping in a last-ditch push to avoid a possible blanket ban from the Rio Games over state-run drug cheating.
22 Jul 2016
Gold medalist at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Ese Brume, says competing alongside Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguenor in the long jump event at the Rio Olympics Games would be a great inspiration for her.
22 Jul 2016
Russian track and field athletes will remain banned from the Olympics following claims the country ran a state-sponsored doping programme.The Russian Olympic Committee
21 Jul 2016
The international sports tribunal on Thursday rejected an appeal by Russian athletes against a Rio Olympics ban amid mounting pressure for action over state-run doping in Russia.
21 Jul 2016
Sprint king Usain Bolt believes the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling on Russia's drug cheats will scare athletes and send a strong message that doping won't be tolerated.

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