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13 Jul 2016
Commonwealth double sprints champion, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, will fly Nigeria’s flag in three events when hostilities begin at the 2016 Rio Olympics Games. She will take part in the sprints, long jump and the 4x100m relay.
12 Jul 2016
Usain Bolt will get a chance to hone his Olympic track and field legacy, as he was named to the 59 member Jamaican team that will compete at the Olympic Games in Rio next month.
11 Jul 2016
Lewis Hamilton streaked away to comfortably win his home British Grand Prix yesterday at Silverstone, with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg hanging on for a provisional second.
10 Jul 2016
Justin Gatlin powered to victory in the 200 meters at the US Olympic trials on Saturday as hurdler Aries Merritt's fairytale comeback from a kidney transplant ended in disappointment. Gatlin, 34, won a blistering duel with LaShawn Merritt to complete a sprint double following his win in the 100m on the opening weekend at Hayward…
9 Jul 2016
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says it would only rectify the new national record set by US-based Arthon Hicks in the men’s 110m hurdles in Sapele, Delta State ...
9 Jul 2016
Seye Ogunlewe is Nigeria’s fastest man again after winning the 100m Men’s title at the All-Nigeria Championships, which ended on a high note on Friday.
8 Jul 2016
Nigeria’s 100 metres men title holder, Seye Ogunlewe, said he was yet to hit his best.Ogunlewe, who ran 10.12 seconds in ongoing Warri Relays and Rio Olympic Trials in Sapele...
8 Jul 2016
Reigning Olympic and world sprint champion Usain Bolt, who suffered a torn hamstring at last month's Jamaican Olympic trials, will be named to Jamaica's team for the Rio Olympics on Monday, the Gleaner newspaper reported Friday.
8 Jul 2016
Justin Gatlin and LaShawn Merritt remained on collision course at the US Olympic track and field trials here Thursday after coasting into the semi-finals of the 200 metres.
8 Jul 2016
The opportunity came yesterday, when Okagbare and other sons-of-the-soil, including Divine Oduduru, began their fight to be part of Team Nigeria’s contingent to the Rio Olympic Games.
8 Jul 2016
Before yesterday’s feat, Okagbare’s Championship record was 11.06 seconds, which she set at the 2010 edition in Calabar. Peace Ukoh came second, while Gloria Asumnu finished third.
6 Jul 2016
For the first time in many years, over 50 foreign-based athletes, mostly from Europe and the United States, are in the country to fight for qualification tickets for Rio 2016 ...

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