Fresh N850m controversy hits AFN as Ogba explains $150,000 IAAF grant
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...
Lagos City Marathon will soon get gold, platinum labels, says Olopade
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.
IAAF cuts 200m, three other events from Diamond League ‘core’ list
Diamond League meetings will no longer feature the 200m, 3,000m steeplechase, discus or triple jump at all of its events in 2020. Athletics’ governing body the IAAF said it did research on the popularity of events and wished to cut the length of meetings for a “90-minute broadcast”.
U.S. based Nigerian athlete, Olatoye, stripped of African Games medals
Nigerian athletics made another bold headline for the wrong reasons yesterday, as the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) stripped United States-based female shot put thrower, Oyesade Olatoye of the two medals she won at the 2019 African Games in Morocco.
AFN ex-secretary, Akawu, arrested over ‘missing’ $130, 000 IAAF money
The immediate past secretary of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Mr. Amaechi Akawu, has been arrested by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), over allegations of misappropriation of $130, 000 belonging to the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).
Sports minister orders refund of IAAF money wrongfully paid to Nigeria
Nigeria's sports minister Sunday Dare on Wednesday approved the refund of monies wrongfully paid into the account of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). "I have approved the release of funds to refund the IAAF overpayment wrongly credited to the Athletics Federation of Nigeria," Dare said in a…
Abeokuta marathon will be best ever, says Olopade
The Managing Director of Nilayo Sports Management Company, Bukola Olopade, says the maiden Abeokuta City Marathon would be filled with thrills and glamour. The Abeokuta marathon, a 10km road race that will finish at the Alake’s Palace, will hold on November 2.
IAAF: What world champion athletes said at Doha
The pick of the quotes from the World Athletics Championships which came to a close on Sunday in Doha
Athletics has problems but reformer Coe pivotal to solving them, experts say
Athletics could have done without the swathes of empty seats in Doha and the four-year ban for high-profile coach Alberto Salazar that exploded in the middle of the World Championships.
Another bad day for Team Nigeria as George, Ofili crash out in 400m
Team Nigeria’s quest to register its name in the medals table at the on-going 2019 IAAF World Championship in Doha suffered another setback yesterday, as the duo of Patience Okon Geroge and Favour Ofili ended their 400m campaigns in the semifinals.