World Athletics: Okpekpe 10km Road Race Is Next Stop In Our Calendar World Athletics says the next elite label road race on its calendar will hold on Saturday May 28, 2022 in Okpekpe, Edo state of Nigeria. The event in Okpekpe, the Okpekpe...... Read more Sports Minister excited as Nnamani, others rule AFN’s all comers in Abuja Sports Minister, Chief Sunday Dare and the President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Tonobok Okowa were excited by the performance of the athletes, as the 3rd AFN All Comers came...... Read more Yasin Haji, Chebet lead World-class elites to Okpekpe race Ethiopia’s Yasin Haji and Kenya’s Sandrafelis Chebet Tuei will lead a world-class elite cast of athletes to the World Athletics Elite Label eighth Okpekpe International 10km Road Race scheduled to hold...... Read more Sports ministry, AFN move to stop U.S.-based athletes from ‘burning’ out To prevent U.S.-based Nigerian athletes from ‘burning’ out before this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, the Sports Ministry and officials of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) have appointed a...... Read more Nigeria Police Grants Request For Okpekpe Race Security Coverage Organisers of the historic 8th Okpekpe international 10km road race have been assured of adequate security coverage for the World Athletics Elite Label race scheduled to hold in Okpekpe, Edo state...... Read more Athletes to face major test in Abuja, Awka AFN’s Trials For Home-based Stars Ends In Lagos To assemble a formidable athletics squad for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Team Nigeria has concluded plans to stage two more...... Read more Ofili, Nwokocha, others are enjoying impact of High Performance Centre — Anugweje In 2012, World Athletics and the Confederation of Africa Athletics (CAA) established the High Performance Centre at the University of Port Harcourt for Nigerian athletes and their counterparts in some neighbouring...... Read more Registration forms for Okpekpe 10-km Road Race out in Lagos, Benin Athletes intending to participate in the eighth Okpekpe International 10km Road Race can now get the registration forms at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos and the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin,...... Read more 16 schools listed for Abuja Inter-Schools Athletics Championship Sixteen FCT schools will compete at the inaugural Abuja Inter-Secondary Schools Athletics Championship (AISSAC) billed for the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, on May 28, 2022. The championship is for athletes...... Read more Former AFN president, Gusau picks Zamfara Governorship form In his quest to give the good people of Zamfara State a new hope amidst the current state of banditry, kidnapping and economic woes being witnessed in the state, former Athletics Federation...... Read more Red Bull denies running out of fuel in Bahrain Red Bull has rejected suggestions world champion Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez simply ran out of fuel last Sunday in the 2022 season opener. The duo was on its way to 2nd and 4th places in...... Read more Milan-San Remo: Ganna dreams, Italy expects Can anyone stop Tadej Pogačar winning Milan-San Remo? Is there anyone able to go with the Slovenian, or Belgian Wout van Aert, when the attacks come on the Poggio? Is anyone able...... Read more AIU 10-year ban: Okagbare may head for court Banned Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare is not taking the Athletics Integrity Union, AIU panel report with kid gloves and is set to go the whole full to prove her innocence.Okagbare, wrote...... Read more CAS strips Britain of Olympic 4x100m medal over Ujah’s doping violation Britain has been stripped of its Olympic silver medal in the men’s 4x100m relay in Tokyo last August after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld Chijindu Ujah’s anti-doping violation...... Read more Okagbare gets 10-year ban *AFN Ruins There was the glowing smile Blessing Okagbare wore in the city of Samorin, Slovakia, on June 3, 2021, when she set a new meet record of 10.98 seconds to win the...... Read more Teenage sensation, Lekwot, eyes Ese Brume’s feat At 15, Peace Lekwot has the world at her feet. The lass, who had all eyes on her following her impressive display at the Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF) World School...... Read more Three Athletes Killed During Marathon Race In Kebbi As Reckless FRSC Driver Crashes Van Three athletes were confirmed dead and several injured in a road accident involving the operational van of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zuru Unit Command, Kebbi State on Thursday. Eyewitnesses...... Read more Ethiopia’s Athletics Legend Gebrselassie Ready To Battlefield To Defend Country Against Advancing Rebels Ethiopian Olympic heroes Haile Gebrselassie and Feyisa Lilesa say they are ready to go to the front line in the war against rebel forces. Their announcement comes after Prime Minister Abiy...... Read more Oscar Pistorius Could Be Considered For Parole – Lawyer South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius could be considered for parole, after serving half his sentence for murdering his girlfriend, an official and a lawyer said Monday. The athlete shot dead Reeva Steenkamp...... Read more AFN Performance Director, Okorie, Joins ‘Team Leaders’ Tour In Oregon, USA •Counsels Oduduru, Amusan, others ahead new athletics season Newly appointed Performance Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), former 400m hurdler, Victor Okorie, has joined the ‘Team Leaders Site Visit’...... Read more 54 Elite Athletes, 40,000 Participants Storm Turkey For 43rd Istanbul Marathon The 43rd Istanbul Marathon, a long-distance running race sponsored by N Kolay financial services and organized by Spor Istanbul, a subsidiary of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, will be held on Sunday. The...... Read more Sleepless Bekele Ready For New York Marathon Debut Ethiopian long-distance running legend Kenenisa Bekele tackles the New York Marathon for the first time on Sunday, targeting victory as the iconic race returns after a two-year pandemic-forced absence.  The 39-year-old...... Read more Olympic Marathoners Ready To Go The Distance In New York Molly Seidel's 2021 plans once seemed reasonable - the American would compete at the Tokyo Olympics and then prepare to line up in Sunday's New York City Marathon. However, having won...... Read more Police Arrest Husband Of Record-Breaking Long-Distance Runner Agnes Tirop Over Her Murder Police in Kenya have arrested the husband of record-breaking long-distance runner Agnes Tirop who was stabbed to death at her home.  Emmanuel Rotich, who was detained in the coastal city of...... Read more Athletes Allege Foul Play As Mass Disqualification Hit States Many of the states at the ongoing Ilorin 2021 National Youth Games were thrown into confusion yesterday when the screening committee disqualified several athletes for allegedly being above the age limit....... Read more


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