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December, 2019

  • 20 December

    Tokyo 2020 Olympics Unveil Final Budget Of $12.6bn

    The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are expected to cost some 1.35 trillion yen ($12.6 billion), organisers said Friday, unveiling a final budget showing increased revenue balancing out extra costs including countermeasures against heat. However, officials admitted the budget does not yet include an estimated three billion yen for moving the marathon …

July, 2019

  • 24 July

    Organisers Unveil Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals Design

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    The medals to be used for the Tokyo 2020 medals, created entirely from recycled consumer devices, have been unveiled in the Japanese capital. Read Also: Passengers Escape Death As Air Peace Plane Crash-lands In Lagos According to organisers, the medals, which are designed to resemble polished stones, are the first sustainable …

March, 2018

  • 31 March

    North Korea To Compete In Future Olympics

    North Korea President Kim Jong Un is committed to sending teams to the next two Olympics, the IOC chief Thomas Bach said Saturday. He unveiled the commitment of North Korea after a rare meeting with the leader of the nuclear-armed regime in Pyongyang. Bach, the president of the International Olympic …

February, 2018

  • 5 February

    Buhari To Host Nigeria’s Bobsled Team After Olympics

    President Muhammadu Buhari will hot Nigeria’s bobsled team after the Winter Olympics in South Korea, his Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri, has said. She said this while she was representing the President at a send forth party organised for the team at the Sheraton Hotel, …

September, 2017

  • 14 September

    Paris, Los Angeles To Host Olympic Games

    Two cities, Paris and Los Angeles have been picked as host for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic games respectively. The International Olympic Committee named the two cities on Wednesday at the same time. Paris and Los Angeles bid leaders joined International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on stage as the award was …

August, 2016

  • 26 August

    Why Mikel’s Father Is Angry With Buhari

    By Adebayo Williams Mikel Obi’s father, Michael Obi, has stated his dissatisfaction at how the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government treated the Dream Team VI after their bronze-winning exploits at the Rio 2016 Olympics. He said he had expected his son and others members of the team to be accorded a …

  • 24 August

    Olympic Flag Arrives Tokyo For 2020 Games

    By Adebayo Williams Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike brought the Olympic flag to Japan from Brazil on Wednesday and called for all parties to work together to host a successful Summer Games in 2020. Koike, who was elected last month after two predecessors stepped down over scandals that clouded the city’s …

  • 24 August

    OPINION: Nigeria Should “Boycott” Future Olympics

    By Okey Ndibe Nigeria went to Rio, Brazil and, as the world looked on, gave a thoroughly embarrassing account of itself. Don’t get me wrong: this swipe is not targeted at the heroic men and women who represented us in a variety of events. They, above all, were the primary …

  • 21 August

    Neymar Lands Brazil First Olympic Soccer Gold Medal

    By Tony Nwanne Barcelona frontman, Neymar delivered the first Olympic soccer gold medal for brazil, the host nation. Neymar, with a kiss of the ball and an unforgettable kick, Brazil’s biggest soccer star gave the Olympic Brazil its biggest moment of the games. Brazil won its first Olympic gold medal …

  • 12 August

    Rio: Fiji Declares Public Holiday After First Gold Medal Win

    By Tony Nwanne Fijians erupted celebrated on Friday, setting off flares and dancing in the streets while a national holiday was declared after the tiny nation won its first ever gold Olympic medal. The South Pacific island country came to a standstill at the start of the rugby sevens final …

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