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.
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…
Adekuoroye thrilled to be Nigeria’s flagbearer
Odunayo Adekuoroye, who is one of the country’s major hopes of a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games medal, is excited by her role as Nigeria’s flagbearer at tomorrow’s opening ceremony.
Victor Okorie predicts medals haul for Nigerian athletes in Tokyo
The representative of the Southeast zone on the board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), former hurdler, Victor Okorie, has predicted a successful outing for Team Nigeria at the fast-approaching Tokyo Olympic Games
IOC to recommend suitable COVID-19 vaccines for Nigerian athletes, others
World body to donate medicals to NOC Although the Federal Government has settled for AstraZeneca vaccine as the choice jab for the country, Nigerian athletes billed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games may be forced to take only the shot recommended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) at the weekend…
Welfare of Nigerian Athletes ... Understanding Okala’s outrage
Last weekend, the Vanguard newspaper reported an incident between its reporters and Emmanuel Okala, MON, one of the heroes of the gold-medal winning team of the Second All Africa Games in 1973....
Ministry yet to ascertain number of events, athletes six months to kick-off
Sports Ministry is yet to ascertain the events and number of athletes the country will present at the competition, which features athletes from member nations of the former British Empire.