Tag: athletes

ToluMarch 8, 2017

Nike launches ‘Pro-Hijab’ for female Muslim athletes | 7 things you should know

First we saw muslim model, Halima Aden walk the runway of the season’s biggest fashion shows in her hijab and ...

Mazi EmekaSeptember 13, 2016

Opinion: As bold, confident and resilient as a Nigerian, as rude as Jamaicans

by Simon Utsu I did a write-up yesterday where I castigated the arrogance that oozed out of a popular Chinese newspaper’s ...

Mazi EmekaAugust 22, 2016

#RioOlympics: Brazil plans to transform Olympic Village after the games

The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has come to an end after two weeks of intense competitions smeared ...

Oludolapo AdelanaJuly 25, 2016

Athletes’ ticket controversy: Dalung summons AFN secretary general

Last weekend, Nigerian social media was awash with news that athletes representing the country in Rio 2016 Olympics, in Brazil ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJuly 15, 2016

Opinion: ‘One of the greatest athletes of all time’? No, not Serena Williams

by Mike Ekunno Serena Williams’ recent off-court, back hand return about preferring to be called “one of the greatest athletes ...

AzeezJuly 13, 2016

2016 Rio Olympics: Okagbare to compete in three events

Nigeria and Commonwealth double sprints champion, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor will compete in three events during the 2016 Rio Olympics Games- the ...

Kolapo OlapojuOctober 3, 2014

Olympic Committee to talk with athletes about drugs

by Mark Bassey The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has announced that it will intensify its effort in educating and enlightening ...

August 15, 2013

S-C-A-N-D-A-L! Poor funding squeezes Nigeria in Moscow

The poor funding of other sports other than football has had it’s toll on Nigeria here. It is a scandal ...

August 5, 2012

Cheating at the Olympics is an age-old tradition

by Gary Buiso From Azerbaijani boxers suspected of fixing matches to badminton players suspended of throwing contests, the 2012 Olympics ...

July 28, 2012

Opinion: Why Michael Phelps’ abs matter (and other Olympic theories)

by Lucy Danziger When the Olympics begin, I notice that suddenly the parks are fuller, the gyms are packed and ...

June 3, 2012

17-year-old Noor al-Malki is first female Qatari Olympian

by Tolu Orekoya The 2012 London Olympics will be the first time ever that the women to men ratio will be ...

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