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29 Aug 2016
The National Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities ‎has organised a one-day sensitisation programme in Lagos to raise awareness on the need to support special people ...
29 Aug 2016
The Paralympic Committee of Nigeria, in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Sports, has named 23 athletes and six coaches to represent Nigeria at the forthcoming Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
29 Aug 2016
Lokoja, the Kogi State capital is set to host 1,500 athletes and officials from across the 36 states of the federation billed to participate in the 2016 Chief Justice of Nigeria Sports Championship.
27 Aug 2016
After failing to rescue Team Nigeria at the just concluded Rio Olympics, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor’s quest to make a quick cash of $10,000, in the IAAF Diamond League in Lausanne, Switzerland, hit the rock on Thursday night.
26 Aug 2016
It has been an Olympic fiesta like never before for Britain: their best medal haul in 108 years, second in the medal table, the only host nation to go on to win more medals at the next Olympics.
26 Aug 2016
The Rio 2016 Olympic games has come and gone. Nigeria’s athletes participated in many events but came home with a single bronze medal to show for it. The downward trajectory in Nigerian sports ...
26 Aug 2016
As Jamaica’s Usain Bolt parties in London, around 30 Olympic medalists including nine champions were in Switzerland yesterday for the first major track and field meeting since the Rio de Janeiro Games.
26 Aug 2016
Details have emerged of what Kenya’s Sports Minister, Hassan Wario, said when he disbanded the country’s Olympic committee.
25 Aug 2016
Nigeria’s female long jumper, Ese Brume, reaped the reward for hard work yesterday in Lagos, after emerging the country’s best track and field athlete at the just concluded Rio Olympic Games.
25 Aug 2016
For long, Okagbare had abandoned the long jump event to focus on the sprint, where she failed to go beyond the semi-finals in Rio. She was part of Nigeria’s 4x100m relay, but with no meaning impact as they finished last in the final.
24 Aug 2016
A crowd-funding campaign has raised more than $40,000 (£30,000) to help Ethiopia’s Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa seek asylum.He crossed his hands above his head as he finished the race...
23 Aug 2016
Russian competitors remained banned from next month's Rio Paralympics after the country lost an appeal Tuesday against a suspension issued over a vast, state-run doping programme.

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