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Skeleton coach, Vienneau, backs Adeagbo to shine in Pyeonchang

Simidele Adeagbo, Skeleton

*Skeleton starts today Nigeria’s skeleton athlete at the Pyeonchang 2018 Winter Olympics Games, Simidele Adeagbo, has the mindset of a champion ahead of her debut race on Friday, February 16, Nick Vienneau, her American coach, has declared. According to a statement signed by Chisom Mbonu-Ezeoke, the Communications Director of Bob …

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Para-Sports election: Buhari’s aide, Olapade smuggled out

Dr Samuel Ankeli…smuggled out of Para Sports elections

*Oreweme praised election as free, fair By Oluwole Francis Senior special Adviser to President  Muhammad Buhari on disability matters, Dr Samuel  Ankeli, who was nominated for the post of President of the para-athletics federation ‘lost’. He failed to be supported by anyone for the position. Dr. Ogu Godfrey won the position …

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Dalung honours marathoners with cash

Dalung honours marathon runners

*Give respect to Nigerian athletes Barrister Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youth and Sports on Monday received the first Nigerian male and female marathoners to reach the finish line at the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon which took place in Lagos at the weekend. The Minister presented the sum of …

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CWG: Team Nigeria for off-shore training in Australia

Some of the athletes at the ceremony

*To acclimatise ahead of Games Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has disclosed that members of the Team Nigeria for the 2018 Commonwealth Games would soon leave for the pre-event off-shore training tour as part of their preparation. Dalung told newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday that that some national …

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NTF eyes African Taekwondo contest

Nigeria eyes Taekwondo in Africa

*2019 Games, camps 50 athletes No fewer than 50 Taekwondo athletes are currently sweating it out inside Ahmedu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna state ahead of African championship slated for Morocco next month. Besides gearing up for African Taekwondo competition scheduled for Morocco between 24th and 30th March, the Nigeria Taekwondo …

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Ambode inaugurates boards of Lagos Sports Trust Fund, Commission

Governing Boards for the Lagos State Sports Commission and the Lagos State Sports Trust Fund was inaugurated today. They are both saddled with the responsibility of positioning our State as one of the top sports destinations in the continent.

*Funding of sports shouldn’t be government’s exclusive preserve By Adeyemi Robinson -Adefioye, Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday identified the importance of collaboration of key stakeholders to achieve the desired goal for sports administration and development in the country, saying funding of sports should not be the exclusive preserve …

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Onyali graces Africa Community School’s sports

The trophy of champions in Africa Community School's sports...Onyali graces this year's activities

*Africa International College also in the fray *Gets Baseball & Softball training programmes By Oluwole Francis Nigeria’s first athlete to attend five Olympic Games back to back, Chief Mary Onyali, will be the Guest of Honour at the joint 12th inter house sports meet of Africa Community School and Africa …

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Fencing: Nigeria to host African Championships

*Usmanov, Ambode to grace event International Fencing Federation (FIE) has awarded Nigeria the hosting rights for the 2018 Junior/Cadet African Fencing Championships (J/C AFC). The event which will take place from 26th February to 5th March at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos has been endorsed …

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African Wrestling: Iyaye thanks fans for turn out

One of Nigeria's wrestling sensation Aminat Adeniyi in an international wrestling outing

*More national, international championships for Port Harcourt Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the United World Wrestling African Championships on Sunday said it was overwhelmed with the presence of spectators at the event. The LOC Chairman, who is also the Rivers Commissioner for Sports, Boma Iyaye, made this known to sportswriters …

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