Athletics Federation of Nigeria
Three U.S.-based athletes in Nigeria’s junior squad to World Championship
Three U.S.-based junior athletes have been listed in Team Nigeria’s squad to the World Athletics U-20 Championships holding in Nairobi, Kenya from August 17 to 22.
That awful outing at Tokyo Olympic
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, concluded 48 hours ago, was a small leap for gallant Nigerian athletes; but a giant flop in team performance and Nigeria’s representation at the global sports’ fiesta.
We’ve commenced journey to 2024 Olympics, says AFN
Determined to make a bold step at Paris 2024 Summer Olympics, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says it will commence its preparation by assembling a crack squad for the World Junior Athletics Championship...
AFN names former track star Samuel Onikeku as technical director
Former Nigeria track and field international and a World Athletics Level-1 coach, Samuel Onikeku, has been appointed as the technical director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN. Making the announcement in Tokyo, on the side lines of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, Tonobock Okowa, president of the AFN, said Onikeku's appointment was made…
We are not aware of any Puma contract, insists AFN
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, says it is not in possession of any contractual documents signed between it and equipment and sportswear manufacturer, Puma, and cannot be liable for what it knows nothing about. In a statement signed by Prince Adeniyi Adisa Beyioku, its Secretary-General, the AFN says it does not know anything about…
AFN expresses shock over Okagbare’s doping rule violation
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has said it received with great shock the press release by the Athletics Integrity Unit suspending Blessing Okagbare for a doping rule violation.
AFN’s anti-doping unit storms Junior athletes’ camp in Asaba
In its bid to avoid a repeat of the incident in Tokyo, where ten Nigerian athletes were prevented from competing by the Athletics Integrity Unit, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN)
Tokyo Olympics, Nigerian athletes and matters arising - Musa Keffi
Nigeria’s participation in this year’s edition of 2020 Olympics has been trailed by controversies and hullabaloo over some athletes’ disqualification to participate based on failure to complete the three-out-of-competition tests, the failure of the out-of-competition anti-doping test by Blessing Okagbare and other sundry matters. Some have blamed the challenges on the incompetence of the Federal…
AFN apologises over disqualification as Anugweje heads medical, anti-doping unit
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) yesterday took full responsibility over the disqualification of 10 athletes from participating...
Tokyo Olympics: AFN gets new anti-doping boss after losing 10 athletes over drug-test standards
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has appointed Professor Ken Anugweje as the head of the Medical and Anti-Doping Commission of the Federation after 10 Team Nigeria track and field athletes were barred from competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games by the Athletics Integrity Unit. The Athletics Integrity Unit was founded by World Athletics in April…