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22 Jul
Odunayo Adekuoroye, who is one of the country’s major hopes of a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games medal, is excited by her role as Nigeria’s flagbearer at tomorrow’s opening ceremony.
21 Jul
Nigeria’s table tennis sensation, Olajide Omotayo, is happy to be part of the country’s team to the Tokyo Olympic Games which officially gets underway on Friday. Omotayo said he was elated to be representing the country at the games for the first time in his career. “Olympic Games are held every four years and athletes…
21 Jul
Nigeria’s wrestling sensation, Odunayo Adekuoroye, is excited about her role as the country’s flag bearer at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games which officially gets underway on Friday. Adekuoroye said she was looking forward to the opening ceremony in which she will lead out other Nigerian athletes in the march past. She said it was a…
20 Jul
Sunday Dare, Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, says members of the country’s Olympic team are not in the Tokyo Games to make up the numbers. Speaking at  a brief ceremony  organised by Ethiopian Airlines to send forth the minister at  the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, in Abuja, on Tuesday, Dare said: "We are…
20 Jul
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says the track and field contingent to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which officially gets underway on Friday, will compete in AFA kits provided by the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) and the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, and not in apparels made by Puma. Prince Adeniyi Adisa Beyioku,…
18 Jul
United States Basketball players, Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams, have reportedly filed appeals at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) said they were ineligible to represent Nigeria at Tokyo 2020.
16 Jul
Olympian Henry Amike, on Friday said athletes representing the country at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics peaked at the right time, which showed a high level of preparation for the Olympic Games.
15 Jul
The adoption initiative of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development yielded even more fruits on Wednesday as three Nigerian commercial banks donated $200,000 (about ₦100 million) to jointly adopt the national men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, and their women’s counterpart, D’Tigress, ahead of their participation at the fast-approaching Tokyo Olympic Games. The ministry noted…
13 Jul
Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has again congratulated the country’s men’s basketball team, D'Tigers, after their 94-71 blowout of Argentina in a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games preparatory match that has further boosted the possibility of Nigeria winning an Olympic Games medal in basketball. D’Tigers continued their preparation for the forthcoming Tokyo…
6 Jul
Fans are likely to be banned from the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony over virus fears, but a reduced number of VIPs and Olympic officials will be able to attend, a Japanese newspaper reported.
6 Jul
As efforts to guarantee podium finishes of Team Nigeria athletes at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics gathers momentum, two of Nigeria's top table tennis players, Quadri Aruna and Funke Oshonaike, were on Tuesday in Lagos adopted by the SIFAX Group. The announcement came after a meeting with the chairman of the Sifax Group, HRM Oba (Dr)…
24 Jun
Team Nigeria's women 4x400m relay team will be among the 16 nations that will file out for the event at the Tokyo Olympics after scorching to a 3:26.84 African lead Thursday at the Lagos Open Athletics Championship in Lagos. The team, anchored by Patience Okon-George, has now jumped to the front of the queue for…

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