Coward heads UK athletics
Former Premier League general secretary Nic Coward has been appointed as UK Athletics’ interim chief executive. Coward has twice been interim chief executive of the Football Association.
Trial of ex-athletics chief, Diack, begins today in Paris
The trial of Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics’ world governing body the IAAF, will get underway in Paris today.
Veteran athletics coach, Tobias Igwe passes on
One of Nigeria’s most famous athletics coaches, Tobias Igwe, also known as Toblow, is dead. According to family members, Coach Igwe died yesterday from effects of a devastating stroke he suffered recently.
No room for age cheats, organisers of Channels Track/Field Classics warn
Organisers of the Channels Track and Field Classics, a grassroots development programme for athletics, have revealed that the machinery has been put in place to fish out students over the age limit in the competition.
Team Nigeria wins seven gold medals on glorious Thursday
Yesterday was a golden day for Team Nigeria at the on-going African Games in Morocco. After a slow start in the games, which has seen Egypt establish a huge lead, Team Nigeria flew to seven gold medals yesterday with football, wrestling and athletics leading the way.
Before Oduduru, other Nigerian athletes burn out of Olympics podium
In the build-up to the London 2012 Olympics, Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor was the talking point in world athletics, as she dominated major championships across the globe. She broke old records and set new ones. Among other things, she set a new African record of 10.79 seconds in the 100 metres and also defeated the…
Special Olympics Nigeria In Abu Dhabi for world games
Team Special Olympics (SO) Nigeria will be taking part in eight events at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games, which began yesterday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate. It will end on March 21st. The SO Nigeria, which is made up of 84-man delegate, consists of 60 athletes, who will participate in Athletics, Badminton, Basketball,…
Team Nigeria set for special Olympics in Abu Dhabi
Nigeria Team is in full training mode as they get ready to represent the country at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games, with an 86-man delegate consisting of 60 Special Olympics Nigeria Athletes and 26 Officials. The Games will hold from the 14th – 21st of March 2019 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Special Olympics…
We’ll rule athletics, swimming, Uniport boasts ahead 2018 WAUG Games
As the countdown continues ahead of the 2018 West African Universities Games (WAUG), the host, University of Port Harcourt has boasted that it would teach all the participating universities a ‘free lesson in the art of graceful conquest’ in track and field, as well as swimming events. “Team UniPort dominance at successive NUGA and WAUG…
Team Nigeria departs for Buenos Aires with 17 athletes
The 17 athletes chosen to represent Team Nigeria in seven sports at the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games in Argentina departed for Buenos Aires yesterday hopeful of winning medals to enhance their chances of graduating into the main Olympics in 2020. Team Nigeria will feature in athletics, badminton, boxing, canoeing, golf, table tennis and wrestling at…