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28 Jul
Nigeria’s D’Tigers lost for the second time in a row in the Olympic men’s basketball tournament, going down to Germany 99-92 following a fourth-quarter collapse that made fruitless...
27 Jul
No Nigerian woman has ever gone under a minute in the women’s 100 freestyle event. When Abiola Ogunbanwo arrives at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Wednesday for the start of Heat 1 of the women’s 100m freestyle, she would be hoping to finally become the first Nigerian woman to do so. She would also become…
27 Jul
Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has showered encomiums on the national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, after they narrowly lost to the United States on Tuesday. D’Tigress lost 81-72 to the United States in a Group B match played in Saitama. It was a brave performance from the African champions who were…
26 Jul
Nigeria’s Minister of Youth, Sports, and Social Development Sunday Dare has become a beacon of hope to Team Nigeria athletes at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics in Japan. The energetic Sports Minister has shown his passion since stepping into the Land of the Rising Sun, ensuring that he watches and cheers Nigerian athletes in their events.…
26 Jul
The journey to Olympic glory officially gets underway for Nigeria’s D’Tigress at 5:40 AM on Tuesday when they take on a United States women’s basketball team out to secure its 50th consecutive victory at the Olympics. Since losing in the quarterfinals of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the U.S. women have dominated the opposition. Forty-nine times,…
26 Jul
…Joins Segun Toriola, three others as only ping pong players to compete at seven Olympics Nigerian and African table tennis legend Olufunke Oshonaike has officially been recognised as a member of the exclusive club of ping pong players to have attended seven Olympic Games. Oshonaike was on Monday presented with a plaque to officially mark…
26 Jul
Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics have issued a typhoon warning from 26-28 July 2021, but say a tropical storm expected to hit Japan on Tuesday, codenamed Nepartak, is unlikely to cause major disruption to the Games. Rowing events and archery have already been moved, according to information obtained from the Tokyo Olympics' official website, but…
26 Jul
Elizabeth Anyanacho suffered a blow in her quest for an Olympic medal in the early hours of Monday against a much matured and experienced double Olympic medallist, Nur Tartar of Turkey. Tartar showed class and applied experience winning 12 - 7 against the Nigerian debutant who proved that the future belongs to her with a…
25 Jul
Nigeria’s national men’s basketball team, D'Tigers, didn’t make the best of starts at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, as they lost to Australia's Boomers, but the gulf between both sides wasn’t as wide as was the case when both sides met in Las Vegas. On that occasion in Las Vegas on July 13, D’Tigers lost by…
25 Jul
...As team moves into Olympic Village today Blessing Okagbare’s experience and bright performances will be a tonic to the track and field athletes of Team Nigeria when they begin competing from Friday July 30th. Alongside Okagbare are eleven other athletes, namely Oluwatobi Amusan, Ese Brume, Divine Oduduru, Grace Nwokocha, Chukwuebuka Enewechi, Enoch Adegoke, Usheoritse Itshekiri,…
24 Jul
…as Edem progresses to next round of table tennis event Nigerian legend, Funke Oshonaike, has expressed her gratitude to Nigerians for their support and prayers after she made a glorious exit from the women’s singles table tennis event of the on-going Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Oshonaike lost her first preliminary round game to Juan Liu…
Funke Oshonaike
23 Jul
...Eke makes debut, as Toko targets quarters It will be a busy night for the country’s contingents at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with three athletes competing in the early hours of Saturday. Competing in her seventh Olympics, Funke Oshonaike will be up against Liu Juan of the United States in the women’s single…

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