How Okagbare’s team missed 4x100m medal

August 21, 2016

Nigeria women’s 4x100m team of Blessing Okagbare, Gloria Asumnu, Jennifer Madu and Agnes Osazuwa, failed to make it to the podium at the Rio Olympics despite its impressive run in the heats. The team this […]

Igali loses N1m bet on women wrestlers

August 19, 2016

With Nigeria’s five women wrestlers out of contention at the ongoing Rio Olympics, Daniel Igali, President, Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), says he has lost N1 million bet on their winning medals. Igali, also Technical Director […]

I’m in the same class as Ali, Pele —Bolt

August 19, 2016

History-maker Usain Bolt said he deserves to be among sport’s all-time greats after romping to a third straight Olympic 200m gold in Rio. The world’s fastest man argued that he should be in the pantheon […]

Brume misses medal

August 19, 2016 Ganiyu Salman

The dream of Nigeria’s Ese Brume to win an olympic medal ended on Thursday as she failed to fly in the final of the Rio 2016 women’s long jump event. Brume, reigning Commonwealth Games gold […]

Sports ministry refunds Mikel Obi’s $4,600

August 14, 2016

Excited about the qualification of the Nigeria U23 team for the semi finals of the Men’s Olympics Football Tournament Rio 2016, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports has again assured players and officials of […]

Dream Team good for gold —Dogara

August 14, 2016

The Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Hon. Yakubu Dogara,  who assured the team of his support when  they threaten to boycott the quarter final encounter against Denmark,  has hailed the heroics of the the […]

Okagbare crashes out

August 14, 2016

Nigeria’s sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare crashed out in Rio Olympics 100m semi-final, as she placed 3rd in her heat with a time of 11.09seconds. Her time was not good enough to get her into the […]

Phelps wins 23rd Olympic gold medal

August 14, 2016

THE United States closed the Rio Olympics swimming competition with a final dominating flourish, sweeping the medley relay events and sending Michael Phelps out on a triumphant note. The women’s 400-meter medley relay was first, […]

Mikel targets gold for Dream Team

August 14, 2016

Chelsea star Mikel has restated Nigeria Olympics team’s resolve to win Olympic gold 20 years after the original Dream Team recorded such a feat in Atlanta, just as he was refunded the cash he paid […]

Abuljadayel turns first Saudi woman to run in 100m

August 13, 2016

Sprinter Kariman Abuljadayel became the first woman from Saudi Arabia to compete in the Olympic 100m. The 22-year-old sprinter, dressed in a full-body kit and hijab, was unable to qualify, finishing seventh in her preliminary […]

Dream Team resumes training for Denmark

August 12, 2016 David

THE Dream Team has returned to training after they skipped training and threatened to boycott today’s quarter-final of the Rio Olympics against Denmark over payments. The match is billed to kick off at 8pm Nigeria […]

World champion, Ding, claims Table tennis gold

August 11, 2016

The reigning world champion, Ding Ning, has become Olympic champion, after she put her nightmares from the final at London 2012 to rest, with a sensational 4-3 victory over Li Xiaoxia at Rio 2016 women’s […]

Phelps wins 21st Olympic gold

August 10, 2016

Michael Phelps claimed his second gold medal in one night and the 21st of his career as the United States won the men’s 4x200m Olympic freestyle relay on Tuesday at the ongoing Rio Olympics. The […]

Serena crashes out, loses title

August 10, 2016

Serena Williams’ reign as Olympic singles champion came to a shuddering halt Tuesday as the tennis star suffered a shock defeat by Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina. The world number one was beaten 6-4, 6-3 by a […]

Quadri sets new African record at Rio Olympics

August 9, 2016

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri in the early hours of Monday, became the first African to qualify for the quarter-final of the table tennis men’s singles of the Olympic Games. Quadri defeated former world number one, six-time […]

Dalung apologises to Dream Team

August 8, 2016

THE Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has apologised to players and officials of the country’s Olympic football team for the circumstances that led to the contingent’s late arrival in Brazil for the […]