Tag: Olympics

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    Rio Olympics Update: Siasia Speaks Out Against NFF and Sports Ministry

    Samson Siasia says the NFF owes him five months’ pay. The under 23 coach revealed this on Brilla F.M. He said the Nigerian Football Federation and Sports Ministry have shown no respect to the team. “We have only been paid allowances for 11 days. There is no match bonus. What of all the months we have […]

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    Three Facts On Nigeria At the Olympic Games

    Did you know Nigeria first participated at the Olympic Games in 1952? Nigeria boycotted the 1976 Olympic Games. That’s because the International Olympics Committee didn’t ban nations that participated in sporting events in apartheid South Africa. Nigeria has a total of twenty-three Olympic Games medals from their 1952 participation till date. Three gold medals, eight […]

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    Rio Olympics Update: Dream Team VI keeps Hope Alive

    It’s day six at the Olympics and here are a few updates on the Nigerian contingents. In football, Dream Team lost 2-0 to Colombia on Wednesday. The team still qualified for the quarter-finals after defeating Japan and Sweden earlier. And will face Denmark in the next round to advance further. Mikel Obi, the Dream Team VI […]

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    Kenya wants to host Olympics 2024!

    Kenya wants to be the first African nation to host the Olympic Games! Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has said the capital city of Nairobi is preparing a bid to stage Africa’s first Olympic Games in 2024.

  • Team Nigeria

    The untold story of Team Nigeria athletes at the Olympics

    At the London Olympics, Blessing Okagbare had a really bad time, recording her worst race in recent times. She capped the failure with a disappointing leap in the long jump, failing to qualify for the second round of an event she won the bronze medal at the Beijing Games four years ago.

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    Team Nigeria’s last men standing

    On Friday, Nigeria’s female team in the 4x100m relay -Oladamola Osayomi, Gloria Asumnu, Endurance Abinuwa and Blessing Okagbare – placed fourth behind the United States, Jamaica and Ukraine. The United States team won the race in 40.82 seconds.This is saddening as Nigeria again lost a chance to win a medal.