After failing to make the Japan 2020 Olympic Games, a Nigerian boxing team is in Dakar, Senegal, fighting to win slots in the Paris 2024 edition of the Games.
It happened on Thursday night at the Yar’Adua Conference Centre, Abuja. Some of the most outstanding athletes in Nigeria's Olympic sports in the past six decades (therefore all Olympians), assembled for a special bi-annual re-union organised to remind their government and prick the conscience...
It was in 1992, at the finals of the 4x100 metres relay race of the Barcelona Olympic Games in Spain.
18 Aug 2022
After excelling at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, where Team Nigeria topped the African medals table, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has changed gear towards ensuring another podium finish...
8 May 2022
It is not often that one comes across a local lad determined to make the best use of the few opportunities available to rewrite his story. It is even more difficult to see a poor boy from a chaotic beginning brave all odds to climb to the highest level in his chosen profession.
3 Oct 2021
Beyond being an important unifying tool and a platform for youth empowerment, research has shown that sports, also discourages crime and youth restiveness.
1 Oct 2021
His views are a bit contrary to popular assumptions, but Gen. J. S. Bindawa, is one sports enthusiast that should be taken seriously when he talks sports.
9 Aug 2021
In the twenty-first century, the sport has grown beyond being just a form of entertainment. It has become a most serious endeavor that earns more for both individuals and states
7 Aug 2021
She was billed to win, but she lost her event. She worked extremely hard. She is funded and adopted by a powerful and well-respected spiritual leader. She has been a model of good conduct and character through the years of her wearing...
4 Aug 2021
Shot putter Chukwuebuka Enekwechi has appealed to Nigerians to get behind him as he bids for a place in Nigeria's Olympics history books. Enekwechi will be competing in the finals of the shot put event on Thursday and the 28-year-old is hoping to become the first Nigerian man in track and field to win an…
3 Aug 2021
Commonwealth champion Blessing Oborududu on Tuesday won a silver medal in the women’s 68kg freestyle wrestling event, losing to reigning world champion Tamyra Mensah-Stock of the United States 4-1 on points. Oborududu’s loss, notwithstanding, she made history as the first wrestler representing Nigeria to win a medal at the Olympics, a feat that was already…
2 Aug 2021
Former Olympic and Commonwealth freestyle wrestling champion, and current president of the Nigerian Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali, has showered encomiums on Blessing Oborududu after the wrestler advanced to the final of the women’s 68kg freestyle wrestling event at the on-going Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Oborududu, a Commonwealth champion, on Monday defeated London 2012 Olympics bronze…