From the middle of 2000 till July last year, there was, perhaps, no more beloved and famous Nigerian athlete than Blessing Okagbare.
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...
4 Dec 2021
The disgraced former head of world athletics’ governing body Lamine Diack has died at home in Senegal, aged 88.
11 May 2021
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) may have started searching for a new venue for its national trials ahead of the Tokyo Olympics Games.
24 Oct 2020
For a period of four years, I was once an athletes’ representative, registered with the Athletics Federation of Nigeria as well as the IAAF. I had four athletes in my management stable. I never actually got to work with Innocent Asonze and Mercy Uku for various reasons even though they both signed contracts with me.…
8 Sep 2020
South Africa's double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya cannot compete until she accepts to be treated with hormone-suppressing drugs, the Swiss supreme court confirmed on Tuesday.
30 Jan 2020
World Athletics has been urged to expel Russia and prevent athletes from competing on a ‘neutral’ basis.Russia has been banned from competing as a nation in athletics since 2015.World Athletics halted the Russian Athletics Federation’s reinstatement....
14 Jan 2020
The trial of Lamine Diack, former head of athletics’ world governing body the IAAF, has been delayed until June.
13 Jan 2020
The trial of Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics’ world governing body the IAAF, will get underway in Paris today.
4 Jan 2020
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has hailed Sports Minister Sunday Dare for his intervention regarding payments of allowances to athletes who represented Nigeria in international
3 Dec 2019
While athletics stakeholders were still trying to come to terms with the allegations and counter-allegations over a $150, 000 grant given to the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) by the world governing body, World Athletics Championships ahead of the 2018...
13 Nov 2019
The promoter of the Lagos City Marathon, Bukola Olapade has described the race’s recent silver labeling by the world athletics ruling body (IAAF), less than five years of its existence, as a reward for hard work, adding that it would soon move up to the gold and platinum labels.