Tag: athletics

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AzeezFebruary 16, 2017

Usain Bolt to retire in August

by Azeez Adeniyi Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt has said he has not regrets about his decision to retire from athletics ...

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AzeezFebruary 3, 2017

Usain Bolt won’t make an appearance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Usain Bolt has ruled out an appearance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. The Jamaican will however feature in ...

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AzeezSeptember 16, 2016

I am sometimes tempted to represent another country – Okagbare

Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare has said she sometimes contemplate dumping Nigeria and representing another country during athletics events. In a ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 19, 2016

#RioOlympics: Usain Bolt wins 200m gold

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won gold in the men’s 200m athletics event. Bolt who ran a time of 19.78 seconds ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 17, 2016

#RioOlympics: Okagbare crashes out of 200m

Blessing Okagbare on Wednesday missed out on qualifying for the women’s 200m final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Okagbare, clocked 22.69secs ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 16, 2016

#RioOlympics: Nigeria’s Oduduru comes 2nd after Bolt in 200m heat

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru finished second behind 200m World Record holder Usian Bolt in Heat 9 on Wednesday at the Rio ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 21, 2016

Oscar Pistorius: Prosecution counsel to appeal 6 year jail sentence

Oscar Pistorius might be facing another round of court room proceedings after the South African prosecutors’ office said it will ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 6, 2016

BREAKING: Oscar Pistorious sentenced to 6 years imprisonment

South African Paralympic athlete, Oscar Pistorious has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva ...

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Mallam YeroJune 27, 2015

19-year old runs the tenth fastest time in history

At 19, Trayvon Bromell has become the first teenager to represent the United States at the World Championships. His 9.84 ...

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Ada IgboanugoFebruary 19, 2015

Newly-married Blessing Okagbare has a message for jealous ‘haters’ (READ)

by Chinwe Okafor Hope not. Blessing Okagbare got married to her heartthrob, Igho Otegheri last November and since then she has been out of ...

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SolaAugust 1, 2014

What the Olympics & the Commonwealth Games are saying to Nigeria

by Adedayo Ademuwagun   In July 2012, the Nigerian Olympic team arrived in London for the Olympic Games. It was ...

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SolaJuly 31, 2014

Okagbare strikes again!…Brume wins in Long Jump

by Mayowa Aboah   Blessing Okagbare claimed her second sprint medal at the ongoing Commonwealth games in Scotland. The current ...

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October 27, 2013

Opinion: The age of deception

by Desmond Ovbiagele What made him do it? Why should one so young, with the world at his feet, display ...

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August 14, 2012

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: The Olympics that matter (YNaija FrontPage)

Difficult takes a day, Impossible takes a week – Jay Z (Diamonds are Forever) Given our poor showing at the ...

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August 1, 2012

#OlympicStories: I was running for my life, now I run for Team USA

by Lopez Lomong Cold. The nights aren’t the only bitter sensation when you’re taken forcefully from all that you know ...

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July 23, 2012

Not your average teenager: Danielle Alakija is the youngest athlete at the 2012 Olympics

by Doyin Jaiyesimi For Danielle, it all started at the age of 7 when she nurtured big dreams of “competing ...

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