NBA, ExxonMobil talent hunt will boost basketball ecosystem, says Abubu | The Guardian Nigeria News

About 200,000 secondary school children have received various life skills in basketball as part of an effort to expand and impact the sport’s echo system in Nigeria. Celebrating the ninth anniversary of the Power Forward Project Basketball Clinic for secondary school students in Abuja, NBA Africa Vice President Gbemisola Abubu said the focus of the … Read more

Abbas Mohammed for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, AFN’s cross-country race – Sport – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Olopade, Alli speaking at Event ExpoFormer national marathon record holder Abbas Mohammed will lead a team of distance runners to Lagos to compete against international elite athletes in this year’s gold-winning Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. From the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, there was perhaps no more popular and famous marathon runner in Nigeria … Read more

AFFAN honors women athletes of 1960, 1970 – Sport – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

The Association of Former Female Athletes of Nigeria (AFFAN) announced that the group will honor former female athletes who represented Nigeria in all international competitions in the 1960s and 1970s. Recalled that AFFAN is committed to using sports programs to identify talented girls who will be nurtured and developed to become academically sound and athletically … Read more

‘Scandalous’ medal bonanza damages integrity of National Sports Festival – Sport – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

For some of the world’s legendary athletes, winning a fair and fair competition is not just something of a creed, but a way of life and culture. Because winning honestly and without cheating reduces the burden and heartache of the vanquished while increasing the victor’s self-esteem. The excitement of winning, say some athletes, is simply … Read more

World School Athletics Trials ends in Abeokuta | The Guardian Nigeria News

A two-day World School Athletics Trial organized by the Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF) concluded with stakeholders praising the event, which gave participants an opportunity to showcase their talents. Over 1300 participants from primary and secondary schools from 24 states including Lagos, Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa and host Ogun took part in the trials to select … Read more

You don’t have to be first to win the Olympics – Story by Ajoke Odumosu | The Guardian Nigeria News

In sport, winning is everything, but sometimes you don’t have to be first to win! This is a fundamental lesson not only in sport but in all of life. But it is sport that provides the perfect model for this fundamental truism. When the International Olympic Committee wanted to celebrate the Centennial Olympics, 100 years … Read more

“Some officials benefit from medal padding for national sports festivals” | The Guardian Nigeria News

As Nigerians await the outcome of the investigative panel set up by the Sports Ministry to investigate allegations of medal padding at the Delta 2022 National Sports Festival, a senior official has revealed that the scandalous practice “started a long time ago” and that some officials at the ministry have heard of it benefit. There … Read more

Directors blame Governors as Department postpones National Youth Games | The Guardian Nigeria News

Athletic directors from across the country yesterday blamed state governors’ failure to release funds for the National Youth Games (NYG) as the reason for postponing the competition, which was earlier scheduled for next month in Asaba, Delta State. The Federal Ministry of Sport announced yesterday that the NYG, scheduled for February 8-18, 2023 at Stephen … Read more

NSSF World School Athletics Trials to be held in Abeokuta | The Guardian Nigeria News

The second trials for the 2023 World Schools Athletics Championships, organized by the Nigeria School Sport Federation (NSSF), begin today in Abeokuta.The two-day trials give the NSSF an opportunity to select their contingent for the 2023 World Schools Athletics Championships to be held in Turkey, as well as other International School Sports Federation (ISF) events. … Read more

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