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21st NSF: Kwara Governor, Athletes Gear Up To Receive Torch Of...

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By Olayinka Owolewa Ilorin, - The Kwara Sports Commission has urged sportsmen and women in the state to gear up for...

Buhari urges Ministry, stakeholders to build on successes of Commonwealth Games

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By ISMAILA CHAFE ABUJA- President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Sports Federations and Associations on the performance of Team...

Tokyo 2020: Association decries Nigeria’s absence in boxing

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Enugu State Boxing Association, has decried the non-participation of Nigeria in boxing at the just-concluded Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in spite of the country’s...

My husband left me because I refused to quit athletics –...

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Track star Patience Okon-George represented Nigeria in the women’s 400m, 4x100m and 4x400m mixed relays at the just-ended Tokyo 2020 Olympics, her second appearance...

Olympics: Medal guaranteed as Nigerian wrestler Oborududu qualifies for final

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Nigeria’s Blessing Oborodudu has qualified for the final in the women’s wrestling event at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Her qualification guarantees Team Nigeria a...

Germany break world record in Olympic women’s team pursuit

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Germany smashed the women’s team pursuit world record in the Olympics qualifying competition on Monday, crossing the line in a time of 4min 07.307sec. The...

Tokyo Olympics: Czechs offer asylum to Belarus athlete

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The Czech Republic on Monday said it had offered asylum to Belarusian sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya who complained her team was attempting to send her...

Tokyo 2020: Adegoke, Amusan break Nigeria’s Olympic records

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Enoch Adegoke and Tobi Amusan have broken Nigeria’s records in athletics at the Olympics. Adegoke became Nigeria’s first 100m Olympic finalist since 1996 clocking 10.00s...

Olympics: Nigeria officials hand contentious Samsung phones to disqualified athletes

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The Nigeria Olympics Committee has handed the branded Samsung phones to the 10 disqualified Nigerian athletes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, The PUNCH has...

Disqualified Nigerian Athletes Protest In Tokyo (Photos)

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Nigerian athletes who were stopped from participating in the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics have protested on Friday. The athletes numbering about 10 were considered ineligible...

Olympics: Blessing Okagbare, Nwokocha Qualify for Women’s 100m Semi-Finals

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Two Nigerian representatives at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics have qualified for the semifinals of the women’s 100 metres event. Blessing Okagbare and Grace Nwokocha...

Olympics: FG silent on sanction as AFN takes responsibility for disqualified...

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The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has taken responsibility for the disqualification of 10 Nigerian athletes at the ongoing Tokyo Olympic games. This is as the...

Olympics’ disqualification: Sack sports minister, angry fans tell Buhari

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Many Nigerian sports lovers have expressed anger and disappointment over the disqualification of 10 Nigerian athletes at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The PUNCH had...

Djokovic cruises past Nishikori to reach Tokyo Olympics semi-finals

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Novak Djokovic eased into the Tokyo Olympics men’s tennis semi-finals on Thursday with a straight-sets thrashing of Japanese hope Kei Nishikori. The world number one,...

10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics

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Ten Nigerian athletes have been banned from competing at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. A statement on Wednesday from the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), an independent...

COVID-19 scare: Team Nigeria undergo daily tests in Tokyo

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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Tokyo, venue of the 2020 Olympics, Team Nigeria’s camp has resorted to daily testing of the members...

South Africa coach fears Eriksen repeat after Olympic isolation

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South Africa’s Olympic football coach fears his players’ health could be at risk after being forced to isolate at the Tokyo Games, citing Christian...

Ugandan Weightlifter Goes Missing From Olympic Training Camp

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It has been reported that officials in Izumisano City have announced a member of the Ugandan team has been reported missing prior to the...

Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s athletes in Japan lament ‘sleeping difficulty’

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Some Nigerian athletes due to participate in the Tokyo Olympics have complained that they are suffering sleep disruptions. Some of the athletes lamented that they...

Olympians can express themselves before events but not at ceremonies

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Olympic athletes can express themselves at Games venues before the start of their competitions but not during medal presentations and other ceremonies and in...