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17 Aug
Despite the poor outing by the country at the just concluded Olympic Games in Tokyo, Amstel Malta Ultra has joined millions of Nigerians to celebrate Team Nigeria.
16 Aug
Spectators will be barred from the Tokyo Paralympics over coronavirus fears, organisers said Monday, as Japan battles record infections despite emergency measures in several parts of the country.
15 Aug
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has constituted a committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding 10 athletes of Team Nigeria becoming ineligible
8 Aug
Tokyo 2020 took place in 2021. It means these Olympians had five years of training and getting ready. It means that the next Olympians will have only three years to train and get ready for their own medals mentality.
31 Jul
Nigeria’s D’Tigers are out of the basketball event of the Olympic Games after losing to Italy 80-71 on Saturday in Saitama. It was the third loss in a row for the African champions, following earlier defeats to Australia and Germany. Chimezie Metu scored 22 points and Jordan Nwora added 20 for Nigeria. Jahlil Okafor scored…
31 Jul
‘The Eye on Tokyo 2020’ is perched on an invisible drone in the ceiling of Room XYZ, at the Grand Prince Hotel, New Takanawa, in downtown Tokyo. This is where Chief Sunday Dare
30 Jul
One of Nigeria’s medal hopefuls at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Oluwatobiloba ‘Tobi’ Amusan, will in the early hours of Saturday, begin her journey towards winning her first Olympics medal when she competes in the heats of the women's 100m hurdles. Amusan will be running from lane 3 in Heat 3 of the first…
30 Jul
It was expected to be a close contest between two teams who had lost their respective opening games of the women’s basketball tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, but in the end it turned out to be an easy win for France as they got the better of Nigeria 87-62 in Saitama. The 25-point…
30 Jul
…It’s the first time two Nigerians will be racing in the 100m semis since 2012 For the first time since 2012, two Nigerian athletes will be running in the semifinals of the women's 100m after Blessing Okagbare and Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha qualified from their respective heats Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Nwokocha had to run a…
29 Jul
Nigeria’s D’Tigress will return to the Saitama Super Arena on Friday to take on France in a game both sides will be hoping to finish on a victorious note and securing their first win of the Tokyo Olympic Games after losing their respective tournament openers on Tuesday. France lost 74-70 to Japan on Tuesday in…
29 Jul
...As Athletics Integrity Unit bars 10 Nigerian athletes from competing Reigning Nigeria sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare, tops the list of 12 athletes the Athletics Integrity Unit has cleared to compete in the athletics event of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics which gets underway on Friday. Okagbare, who is making her fourth appearance at the Olympic Games,…
28 Jul
…Becomes first Nigerian woman to finish 100m freestyle in under a minute Before 28 July 2021, no Nigerian woman had ever gone under a minute in the women’s 100m freestyle event. That is no longer the case after Abiola Ogunbanwo, on Wednesday at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, won Heat 1 of her favourite event in…

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