Athletes, officials fault Edo government on Okpekpe Road Race
Some athletes and officials in Edo State have faulted the decision by Governor Godwin Obaseki to continue with what they term as ‘wasteful’ Okpekpe 10km road race.
Kenyans sweep titles at Boston Marathon
Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat led a Kenyan clean sweep at the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, both timing late bursts to perfection to claim the men's and women's races of the prestigious event.
No athlete stayed in mosquito-infested hotel at All Comers event, says AFN
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has described as ‘mere fabrication’ a report that athletes who participated at the just concluded All Comers event in Port Harcourt were accommodated in a mosquito-infested hotel.
Okpekpe race organisers invite 60 foreign stars to enhance status
In a bid to boost the status of the annual Okpekpe race from its present bronze to gold, the organisers have invited no fewer than 60 foreign marathoners from 11 countries...
FNSB solicits support for visually impaired athletes
A board member of the Executive Council of the Federal Nigeria Society for the Blind (FNSB), Major Kehinde Danmole (rtd) has called on the public to support visually impaired athletes, saying assisting them would give them the hope that there is ability in disability.
Rio Olympics marathon champion fails drugs test
Reigning Olympic and London marathon champion, Jemima Sumgong, is the latest Kenyan athlete to fail a drugs test.According to the BBC, the 32-year-old tested positive for banned substance EPO in an out-of-competition test carried out by athletics’ governing body the IAAF.
The ‘death’ of grassroots sports in Nigeria
One can easily replicate what is going on in football in other sports in the country including basketball, tennis, track and field athletics. The breeding ground has shifted to Europe and America.
British Council pledges continuous support to Nigerian sports development
The British Council will continue to contribute to Nigeria’s sports development, which it has been involved in several ways.Speaking in Lagos on Tuesday when the Queen’s Baton Relay made a stop over at the Council ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games......
11 countries sign in for Okpekpe race, Obaseki to run for orphans
Athletes from 11 countries comprising Kenya, Uganda, Eritrea, Turkey, Germany, Bahrain, Morocco, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Burundi and Nigeria are expected to participate in this year’s edition of Okpekpe race, which comes up on May 13.
Meadow Hall hosts international school swimming competition
Meadow Hall, with its passion for raising Godly and well-rounded children, hosted an international schools swimming competition on March 18, 2017 at its swimming pool located at Meadow Hall Way, Lekki, Lagos.