Tag: Olympics

Olympics: After breaking 25-yr-old record, Adegoke injured in final

Nigeria’s sprinter, Enoch Adegoke, has set a new record after he clocked 10.00s in heat 2 of the men’s 100 metres semis at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to qualify for the finals. Adegoke’s record of reaching the finals is coming 25 years after (since 1996) Davidson Ezinwa achieved such feat[Read More…]

Tokyo Olympics: Team Nigeria’s first batch depart for Japan today

The first batch of Team Nigeria contingent to the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will depart the country today, July 6, for the final leg of their preparations scheduled for Kisarazu in Japan. The athletes and their officials who have been involved in intensive training at their Abuja Camp rounded off[Read More…]

Russia banned from using its name, flag and anthem at the Olympics

Russia will not be able to use its name, flag and anthem at the next two Olympics or at any world championships for the next two years after a ruling Thursday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Lausanne-based court halved the four-year ban proposed last year by the[Read More…]

Breaking: Nigeria Qualify For Semi Finals, Beat Denmark 2-0

Nigeria have qualified for the semi finals of the male football event of the ongoing Rio Olympic games by beating Denmark 2-0. The Dream Team this night put up a brilliant performance to beat Denmark. Nigeria will now play Germany in the semi-final. The Olympic Eagles pushed hard against the[Read More…]

Nigeria Beat Sweden, Qualify For Quarterfinals #SWENGR #Olympics2016 #Rio2016

Nigeria’s Dream Team VI booked their place in the quarterfinals of the men’s soccer event of the Rio 2016 Olympics, following a lone goal victory over Sweden at the Amazona Arena in Manaus on Monday morning. Umar Sadiq and Mikel Obi forcing saves from Sweden’s goalkeeper, Linde Andreas, in the[Read More…]

“Buhari Is Proud of You” – Minister Dalung Hails Dream Team After Win

Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has hailed the U-23 team, for their victory against Japan, on their first Group B fixture of men’s football at the 2016 Olympics. Despite arriving Manaus barely seven hours before the game, Samson Siasia’s boys put up a fine performance, to defeat the Asian champions.[Read More…]