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…
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.
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…
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.
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).
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
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…
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.
Defending champions, Team Delta, has commenced their final preparation for the 2021 National Youth Games scheduled for Ilorin, Kwara State.
Six months after the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival held in Benin, athletes, who represented Imo State at the event, are still waiting for Governor Hope Uzodimma to redeem the promise
The Third edition of the Government College Ughelli – GCU Relays will hold on November 13 2021. It will take place at the school modern Tartan Tracks built on the exclusive Athletics Grounds.
Over the years, expectations were high in the quest for a new era of performances by youths at major junior international competitions.