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September, 2016

  • 9 September

    Nigeria’s Tijani Wins Silver In Paralympic Powerlifting Event

    Nigeria’s Latifat Tijani has won the silver medal at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. She lifted 106kg to finish behind China’s Hu Dandan who set a new world record after lifting 107kg. The medal is Nigeria’s first at the ongoing Games.

  • 9 September

    Belarusian Official Kicked Out Of Paralympics For Waving Russian Flag

    The Belarusian sports ministry employee who held a pro-Russian protest during Wednesday’s opening ceremony has been forced out of the Paralympic Games. The official held a Russian flag aloft in a show of solidarity with his country’s neighbouring nation following their exclusion from the Games. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) says “the individual was quickly …

August, 2016

  • 17 August

    Dalung Vows To Refund Athletes

    By Tony Nwanne After series of complains by athletes spending their personal cash while going to the Rio Olympics, the Sports minister, Solomon Dalung, has vowed to refund the athletes all the extra personal costs incurred. The sports minister who spoke after the Nigeria/Brazil basketball match in Rio, reacted to …

  • 10 August

    Serena William’s Five-Gold Dream In Rio Ends

    By Tony Nwanne Despite her high hopes of clinching her fifth Olympic gold medal in Rio, Serena Williams’ hope were dashed by Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina on Tuesday as the battle for the women’s title in Rio became tougher. Williams, the defending champion was clearly struggling with a right shoulder injury …

  • 6 August

    Rio: Organising Committee Apologises to Nigeria Over Anthem Mix-up

    By Adebayo Williams The local organising committee of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has apologised to Nigeria for playing the wrong national anthem when the team lined up against Japan in their opening game of the men’s football event.  The Eagles looked confused when the strange tune came up over …

  • 3 August

    Rio Olympics Women’s Football Kicks Off

    Rio Olympics women’s football tournament is kicking off at 16:00 GMT, though the tournament proper starts on Friday. The first two teams – South Africa and Sweden – in Group E will be playing at the Olympic stadium in Rio. There match will be followed by that of Zimbabwe against Germany …

  • 2 August

    Why Dalung Vowed To Deal With Siasia, Others

    By Adebayo Williams Minister of Sport and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung has said that he will ensure that the U-23 national football team coach Samson Siasia and others who spoke to the media about their disastrous camp in the United States are dealt with. Dalung, in a statement released by …

  • 1 August

    Rio: Table Tennis Star, Oshonaike Is Nigeria’s Flag Bearer

    By Adebayo Williams Table Tennis star Funke Oshanaike will be flag bearer for Team Nigeria when they march at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday. The Opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics would also see an athlete take the Olympic Oath during …

July, 2016

  • 28 July

    Mikel Donates $30,000 To Crisis-hit Olympic Team

    By Adebayo Williams Super Eagles midfielder, Mikel Obi has donated $30,000 to the cash-strapped Olympic team. The Chelsea midfielder, who has been named captain of the Olympic Team, donated the money after the team had lamented the terrible condition they have been training. Coach Samson Siasia, on Wednesday, pleaded with …

  • 25 July

    Rio: List Of Banned Russian Athletes

    By Adebayo Williams Barely 24 hours after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it would determine which Russian athletes were eligible to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic games, the body has released a list of ineligible Russians. The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) had earlier banned 67 track …

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