Tag: Tokyo 2021

10 Nigerian athletes banned from Tokyo Olympics for failing to meet testing requirements

Ten Nigerian athletes have been declared ineligible to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Wednesday. AIU, an independent body created by World Athletics to manages all integrity issues – both doping and non-doping, noted that eight athletes from other countries were also[Read More…]

Tokyo 2020: Nigeria’s Table tennis reps bow out of Olympics as Aruna Quadri loses

Nigerian table tennis star, Quadri Aruna’s time at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has come to an end after he was defeated by Tsuboi Gustavo of Brazil in the third round of the men’s singles  Aruna, the Team Nigeria’s captain, lost to Brazilian, Gustavo Tsuboi, in a highly competitive game. He[Read More…]

Naomi Osaka has crashed out of Tokyo Olympics Tennis Tournament

Japan’s tennis superstar is out of the Tokyo Olympics. Naomi Osaka lost to former French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-4 in the third round of the Olympic tennis tournament on Tuesday. The second-ranked Osaka, who was born in Japan and grew up in the United[Read More…]

Nigerian basketball teams D’Tigers, D’Tigress release Tokyo Olympics roster

Coaches of D’Tigers and D’Tigress have released their final 12-man rosters, ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Following one month of camping in Sacramento and Las Vegas, D’Tigers head coach, Mike Brown, has picked Josh Okogie (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Miami Heat’s trio of Gabe Vincent, KZ Okpala and[Read More…]

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

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 are struggling to acclimatise to the time zone in Japan, which is eight hours ahead of Nigeria’s. In a video clip from Tokyo, by Chika[Read More…]

Nigeria’s 4×400 women’s relay team has been disqualified from Tokyo Olympics

World Athletics has disqualified the Nigerian women’s 4x400m team from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics following some technical errors in the race where they secured qualification at the Lagos Open Athletics Championships on June 24. The Nigerian quartet – Nse Imaobong, Favour Ofili, Knowledge Omovoh, and Patience Okon-George – ran a[Read More…]

Nigerian table tennis champions qualify for 2021 Olympics

The number of Nigeria athletes that will compete at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2021 continues to swell after Isau Ogunkunle and Faith Obiora are confirmed among the list of players that qualified based on their world ranking by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). From the 2019 African Championships[Read More…]