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    Nigeria to feature 6 boxers for Olympic Qualifiers – NBF scribe

     Six boxers from Nigeria have been registered to fight for places at the forthcoming Paris 2024 Games second Window qualification tournament slated for Bangkok, Thailand. The Secretary-General, Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF), Dapo Akinyele, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos. According to him, Elite boxers across the globe will converge in Bangkok from May…

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  • SportsScrabble: Winning gold at African Games, a dream fulfilled, says president

    Scrabble: Winning gold at African Games, a dream fulfilled, says president

    The President of the Nigeria Scrabble Federation (NSF), Olobatoke Aka, has said that winning gold at the just concluded 13th African Games was a dream fulfilled. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria emerged champions at the maiden African Games Scrabble tournament in Ghana after finishing top in the women’s category. Aka told NAN on Thursday that the…

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  • Sports

    49 D’Tigers players expected as team’s Olympics camp opens in California

    Head Coach of D’Tigers, Mike Brown has officially commenced preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games with the invitation of 49 players as camp opens in California, USA. The team is headlined by NBA star Monte Morris (Denver Nuggets), Miye Oni (Utah Jazz), OG Anunoby (Toronto Raptors), Kz Okpala (Miami Heat), Festus Ezeli, Precious Achiuwa (Miami Heat), Udoka Azubuike (Utah Jazz),…

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  • Nigeria

    Chioma Ajunwa pledges to encourage Nigerian Girl Child in sports

    Nigeria’s First Olympics Gold Medallist, Chioma Ajunwa says she has  packaged programmes to encourage the Nigerian girl child in sports. She disclosed this in  an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) at the 3rd Making of Champions Grand Prix hosted at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. Ajunwa said the events were part of activities lined up…

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    Tokyo Olympics torch relay begins in Japan

    The long-awaited torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics kicked off in the north-eastern prefecture of Fukushima on Thursday. This was in spite of persisting concerns about the Games going ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic. Strict social distancing measures are in place for the relay, with people encouraged to watch it online and roadside spectators asked to wear masks. They…

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    COVID-19: Olympic Games postponed to 2021

    Japan and the Olympics movement decided on Tuesday to delay this year’s Tokyo Games into 2021 as the coronavirus crisis obliterated the world’s last major imminent sporting event. It was the first time in the Olympics’ 124-year history that they had been postponed, though they were cancelled outright several times during the two 20th century World Wars. After a call…

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