• Usain Bolt named World Athlete of the Year after historic triple triple at Rio Olympic

    Usain Bolt named World Athlete of the Year after historic triple triple at Rio Olympic

    Sprint king Usain Bolt won an unprecedented sixth IAAF male Athlete of the Year award on Friday, Ethiopian Almaz Ayana picking up the female award after her record-setting 10,000m gold in Rio.

    “I live for the moments I walk into the stadium,” said Bolt, who will retire next year. “I love competing, I dream of being in the stadium competing against the best.

    Bolt, previously winner in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, was rewarded for another blistering season that saw him […]

  • ‘I Am Not A Womanizer’- Usain Bolt Warns British Press

    ‘I Am Not A Womanizer’- Usain Bolt Warns British Press

    The Olympian opened up to GQ in a recent interview, claiming his interaction with the opposite sex is all apart of Jamaican culture — and people shouldn’t be labeling him or hurling insults.

    “the British press is always trying to make him out to be a bad guy who loves women.”

    “You can’t judge a different culture by your own culture. In England when you get famous the first thing you do is get married and have kids. In Jamaica it’s different […]

  • Just In!! Usain Bolt Announces He Will Retire Next Year

    Just In!! Usain Bolt Announces He Will Retire Next Year

    Usain Bolt has revealed that his final competitive race will be in London next year.

    The world’s fastest man, says he will retire from running, before he starts “embarrassing” himself.

    Bolt will retire from athletics, after winning nine gold medals at three Olympic Games.

    “The older you get, the more you have to sacrifice, the more disciplined you have to be and personally I don’t think I have that discipline. I know when it’s time to quit,” Bolt told Sky.
    The 100m and 200m […]

  • Okpekpe Road Race earns IAAF clean bill of health

    Okpekpe Road Race earns IAAF clean bill of health

    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have given the fourth IAAF bronze label Okpekpe international 10km road race held last May in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo state of Nigeria a clean bill of health following the negative dope tests recorded at the one-day meeting.

    Governor Adams Oshiomhole (1) taking part in the Okpekpe Road Race

    Disclosing this in Lagos at the weekend,Dare Esan,the spokesman for the only IAAF recognised international road race in Nigeria […]

  • Nigeria awarded Beijing 2008 4×100 women relay silver

    Nigeria awarded Beijing 2008 4×100 women relay silver

    Nigeria has been awarded the silver medal of the 4x100m women relay race of the 2008 Olympic Games held in Beijing.

    Nigeria had won the bronze medal of the event.

    However, following the ban imposed on Russia for substance abuse by its athletes, Nigeria’s standing on the race’s medals table was moved up.

    Russia came first in the race, while Belgium was second.

    The International Olympic Committee announced the decision on Wednesday in Brazil, venue of the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

    Nigeria was represented […]

  • No regret dumping Nigeria for Bahrain – Odiong

    No regret dumping Nigeria for Bahrain – Odiong

    In July 2013, Edidiong Offinime Odiong was in Team Nigeria’s squad to the IAAF World Youth Championship, which took place in the city of Donetsk, Ukraine.

    Odiong, a product of Cross River School Athletics programme, was able to distinguish herself in Donetsk, when others fumbled.

    After Nigeria’s brightest medals’ hope, Divine Oduduru failed in the 200m final, Odiong became the country’s only medals’ hope in the girls 400m. She easily made it to the final with a personal best time of 54.15 […]

  • Nigeria finishes IAAF World U-20 Championships with no medal

    Nigeria finishes IAAF World U-20 Championships with no medal

    Team Nigeria to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World U-20 Championships which ended on Sunday did not win any medal.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Oluwatobiloba Amusan, a 110m Hurdles finalist, who was the only hope of securing a medal, finished the race in fifth position.

    She secured the position with a time of 12.95 secs.

    Elvira Herman of Belarus returned a time of 12.85 secs to clinch the first position, while Rushelle Burton of Jamaica came second with […]

  • Russian athletes lose appeal to compete in 2016 Rio Olympics

    Russian athletes lose appeal to compete in 2016 Rio Olympics

    The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) found Russia to be guilty of state-sponsored doping back in November, leading to a ban from this year’s competition.

     

    Will Russia receive a blanket ban?

    Several of the world’s leading anti-doping authorities have been putting pressure the International Olympic Committee to ban Russia entirely from the upcoming Olympics.

    The IOC were eagerly awaiting the outcome of today’s CAS verdict before deciding whether to issue fresh sanctions. They are due to to hold a teleconference on Sunday, […]

  • Nigeria to feature in IAAF U-20 Championships despite cash crunch

    Nigeria to feature in IAAF U-20 Championships despite cash crunch

    With less than eight days to the commencement of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World U-20 Championships, the national junior athletes may not go into camping for the competition.

    But Solomon Ogba, the President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), has said that even without camping, the junior athletes will feature in the competition in Poland.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the championships are to hold from July 19 to July 24 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

    Ogba, who gave an […]