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Blessing Okagbare

29 Jun
For the first time, Nigeria’s athletics is feeling the impact of the ban placed on U.S.-based sprinter, Blessing Okagbare, who was handed an extra one-year suspension on Monday night for doping violations.
28 Jun
The doping of Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been extended to 11 years by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). AIU extended the ban by a year after Okagbare was found to have committed additional anti-doping rule violations. READ MORE: Okagbare gets 10-year ban from athletics for doping offences The 33-year-old is said to have evaded…
25 Jun
For about 10 years, former Nigerian sprinter, U.S.-based Blessing Okagbare was a notable figure in the prestigious Diamond League, particularly, 100m and 200m events.
14 Apr
There were strong indications yesterday that the United States may have dropped ‘all charges’ against Nigerian sprinter, Blessing Okagbare, who is serving a 10-year ban over drugs offences.
19 Mar
So, everyone now agrees that some issues in football matters can be taken to a civil court and can be settled there. And that FIFA will not come down from their ‘heaven’ and ban the country. Noted for future reference.
10 Mar
Some athletics-loving Nigerians, who are sympathetic to U.S.-based Nigerian sprinter, Blessing Okagbare, following her 10 years ban for drug related offences, are anxiously waiting ...
24 Feb
From the middle of 2000 till July last year, there was, perhaps, no more beloved and famous Nigerian athlete than Blessing Okagbare.
24 Feb
Sir: In what appears to be a technical retirement, 33-years-old Blessing Okagbare, one of Nigeria’s most renowned athletics’ star, was dealt a deadly blow last week when the Athletic Integrity Unit...
21 Feb
Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare, who was, at the weekend, banned for 10 years by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of World Athletics for doping offences, may be further punished by the body for more anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) following revelations...
19 Feb
Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare, who was banned for 10 years by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for alleged multiple breaches of anti-doping rules, says her lawyers would study the situation for the next line of action. Okagbare, 2008 Beijing Silver Olympic medalist in long jump, said this via her Instagram handle @itsblessingokagbare on Saturday. “My attention…
18 Feb
Nigeria's 2008 Olympics long jump silver medalist Blessing Okagbare has been banned for 10 years for doping, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on Friday.
13 Jan
U.S. prosecutors, yesterday, charged a Texas man with providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, including Nigerian sprinter, Blessing Okagbare


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