Libya beat U-23 Eagles 2-0
Nigeria’s quest to feature in its second straight Olympic Games next year got a big setback yesterday when Libya defeated the national U-23 team 2-0 at the Stade de Ben Guerdane in Tunisia.
Sports Editors mourn Jide Fashikun
The Guild of Sports Editors has described Jide Fashikun’s demise as a huge blow to the country’s quest for sports development, as well as the push for a new Nigeria. Fashikun, who passed on at the Federal Medical Centre Jabi, Airport Road Abuja yesterday, was said to have been battling the effects of stroke he…
Olympic broadcasters gear up for the biggest show on earth
Clock-watching is an integral part of any Olympic Games but even the most eagle-eyed sporting anoraks might be forgiven for missing the fact that Sunday marks 600 days until the start of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. For most people, it is not actually a particularly significant milestone but for 160 people of 35 nationalities…
Sport can change the black person’s world
Once upon a time, Sport bared its fangs. It clearly demonstrated that it has the power to change the world’s dynamics.
Juche economics: The righteous path to self-sufficiency … and poverty
I write you in these troubling times which our great country is passing through. Our great country has been brought to its knees thanks to the immoral actions of the bourgeoisie.
The Olympic medals I (never) won!
It was during the summer of 1976 that I went to my first Olympics. I was a freshly minted graduate of Mechanical Engineering getting ready to report to Lagos where I had been posted to for my national youth service when the invitation to join the national football team....
WHO chief going to the Olympics, says Zika risk low
The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games is both low and manageable, the World Health Organisation chief said on Friday, a week before the event kicks off in Rio de Janeiro.
Olympic Games: Brazil welcomes the world
Today, exactly one month before the world`s greatest sporting event is scheduled to begin, Brazil can say with confidence: we are ready to host the first Olympic and Paralympic Games ...
Nigeria will be ready for 2020 Olympics, says Ekong
Nigeria will not feature in the golf event of this year’s Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, not because the country lacks the players for the competition. The simple reason is that the qualifying system for the event makes it impossible for most African countries...