WHO, IOC team up to improve health through sport
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) yesterday signed an agreement to work together to promote health through sport and physical activity
UFC returns after seven-week sporting shut-down
Ultimate Fighting Championship chief Dana White's determination to drag the mixed martial arts series out of coronavirus quarantine culminates Saturday in UFC 249.
New date for Tokyo Olympics 'won't satisfy everybody', says Coe
World Athletics president Sebastian Coe admitted Friday that settling on a new date for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 will not satisfy everybody.
One death too many
Nigerians love their number one sport. They also love their national football teams, particularly the Super Eagles, with a passion. The rest of the world appreciates what Nigerian players bring to the table of football
"She Smelled Expensive" Naomi Osaka Says About Beyonce
Japanese sensation Naomi Osaka has revealed her excitement at meeting her idol Beyonce, saying the US singer "smelled expensive" and gave her a morale-boosting pep talk at a low point last year according to AFP. The two-time Grand Slam champion, who will be defending her Australian Open title this month, bumped into Beyonce and her…
The inter-ministerial technical session: From concept to action
The session remains one of the best organized technical sessions on sports development I have attended in 31 years. I have been involved in sports matters after our woeful performance at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
School imposes ban on sporting activities
The management of the Polytechnic, Ibadan has banned sporting activities on its campuses. The school in a statement from the directorate of students’ affairs said its decision to ban sporting activities was as a result of the security situation in the institution.
Copying is not stealing
Asian companies, especially Chinese, are constantly being accused by Western manufacturers and media of stealing and copying ideas, and infringing patent rights. But this is not the case. Reverse Engineering is perfectly legal and, indeed, the most efficient method of adapting products to emerging market needs.
New NBC broadcasting code could transform the sports industry, but…
When a nation’s leaders see a vision and work towards achieving it, they set their people on a path towards self-reliance. In July 2017, former Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed made a statement that generated a ripple effect in the sports industry. “We will amend the NBC code to ensure that our Premier League improves. We will make sure that in the Code if you spend one million dollars to support a foreign football club like Manchester United in Nigeria, you will not be allowed to air that programme unless you spend 30 per cent of that money to promote Nigeria’s league,” he said. I wrote about it in August (Can protectionism rescue Nigerian sport?), exploring how it can be achieved.