Council Of Sports Recommends December 3rd- 18 For Edo sports Festival


 280  The Technical session of National Council on sports has recommended December 3rd 2020 for the opening ceremony of the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival, with the closing ceremony holding on Friday December 18th. According to the communique issued at the end of the Council meeting, it was agreed that the games would open on […]

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Non-Contact Sports Resume In Plateau


 132  Noah Noel Aniemu The Plateau State Covid-19 Committee has approved the resumption of non-contact sports in Plateau state. The Director of Sports, Mr Simon Moven, in a briefing earlier today, disclosed this to Coaches and Secretaries of the affected sports and mandated them to resume active training with immediate effect. The non-contact sports include […]

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60 Sports Icons: Kanu, Okocha, Funke Oshonaike Top List


 51  Super Eagles legends Nwankwo Kanu, Austin Jay Jay Okocha and Super Falcons legend, Perpetual Nkwocha and Table Tennis legend, Funke Oshonaike were among the 60 sports icons honoured by the Ministry of Sports to celebrate Nigeria’s 60 years of Independence. Members of the  Super Eagles teams of 1980, 1994, Atlanta 1996 as well as […]

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Former World Athletics President Sentenced To Jail


 112  Francis Joseph Former World Athletics President Lamine Diack has been sentenced to two years in prison by a French judge after being found guilty in the infamous Russian doping scandal for obtaining $1.5m to cover up. The ethics committee of the IOC conducted a year long investigation into claims that Diack had received bribes […]

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Nasarawa State Welcomes First Sports University in Africa


 394  Without mincing words, sports has always been an integral part of Nasarawa State culture and important aspect of life such that one could say that Nasarawa has a rich sports heritage aside its vast mineral deposit and has resulted in glory of the State in the realms of sports. It is with this in […]

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Usain Bolt Tests Positive For Coronavirus


 75  Francis Joseph World-record sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has tested positive for the coronavirus and is in self-quarantine at his home in Jamaica a week after celebrating his 34th birthday with a big, mask-free party. Usain bolt in a statement on his social media handle read as Thurs, “Just to be […]

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Athletics: Cheptegei Breaks 16 Years World Record In Monaco Diamond League


 106  Francis Joseph Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei and World 10,000m champion announced the return of international athletics with a phenomenal world 5000m record of 12:35.36 at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday night which has stood for 16year’s. Cheptegei who added the world cross-country title as well as the 10,000m title last year, […]

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Jos Will Produce The Next Usain Bolt – Dabilong


 202  Noah Noel Aniemu Fast-rising Athletics club in Nigeria FAST FEET says with time they can produce the next USAIN Bolt from Plateau state, According to the co-founder Ken Dabilong. Speaking with OJBsports, Dabilong, who captain team Plateau to the National Youth Games in 2013, said that the brain behind the Athletics club was to […]

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‘A Real Warrior’ – Sterling Waxes Lyrical About Suarez


 227  Adeleye Akinbade-Ojo Manchester City Attacker Raheem Sterling has sung praises of his former teammate Luis Suarez. The Englishman played alongside the Uruguayan international in Liverpool and were part of the Brendan Rodgers led Liverpool 2013/2014 side that bottled the league title after an Anfield disaster against Chelsea. The former Ajax player who completed a […]

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Wilson Kipsang Handed Four-Year Ban For Anti-Doping Rule Violations


 753  Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang has been banned for four years for anti-doping rule violations. World Athletics said between April 2018 and May 2019 the 38-year-old Kenyan, twice a London Marathon winner, had missed four “whereabouts appointments”. Three such failures within 12 months leads to an automatic ban. Kipsang said he missed […]

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