Rio Olympic Games
‘Depending solely on government to fund sports is ‘killing’ Nigerian athletes’
Former Nigerian triple and long jumper, United States (U.S.)-based Dr. Benedict Olusola has advised Nigerian athletes to stop habit depending solely on government funding for major competitions like the Olympic Games.
Agbu: The Olympics as elixir in a troubled world
The history of the Olympic Games goes far back to the Greek days and has become a global sporting event. We have had some incidences of disturbances during the Olympic Games like the Munich terrorism situation we had in Germany many years ago.
NSA charges Team Nigeria to go for gold
As the 2016 Rio Olympic Games commence today in Brazil, organizers of the Nigerian Sports Award (NSA), have urged all athletes representing Nigeria to give their best and go for gold.
Blame sports minister if U-23 Eagles lose to Japan, says NFF
“Why will the sports minister refuse to obey the instruction of the president, who warned him two weeks ago to hand over everything concerning Team Nigeria for the Rio Olympics to the NOC?” the NFF official queried.
We did not ask athletes to buy tickets to Rio Olympics— Dalung
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has said it did not direct the nation’s foreign-based athletes going to the Rio Olympic Games to buy their own flight tickets.
Brazil arrests group planning Olympics terrorism
Brazilian police have broken up an alleged terrorist group sympathetic to the Islamic State organization that was planning to target the upcoming Olympic Games, officials said Thursday.
Nigerian sports dying gradually, Olopade tells Buhari, Sports Minister
Claims by the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, that Team Nigeria had completed its first phrase of camping for the Rio Olympic Games has continued to generate mixed reactions from Nigerians.
Team Nigeria goes to Durban with only one coach
With just a few weeks to the commencement of the Rio Olympic Games, there are signs that things are fast falling apart in Team Nigeria’s camp. The nation’s contingent to the 2016 African Senior Athletics ...