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Developing zero tolerance for doping in Nigerian Athletics

‘APC Has No Presidential Candidate For 2019 Presidential Election’ – Femi Adesina

It’s not the best of times for Nigerian Athletics! One of the country’s most talented athletes and No.1 in the women’s 400m Hurdles for the past two years, Glory Nathaniel,was a few weeks ago, provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit(AIU) due to the presence of a prohibited substance, Stanozolol, in her system.
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Can Team Africa conquer the world at the IAAF Continental Cup?

The 2018 Athletics season will officially come to an end with the IAAF Continental Cup holding in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on September 8 and 9. The Continental Cup which holds every four years, will see athletes from all over the world, competing under four regions – Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas.
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Nigeria’s loss is Bahrain’s gain

The 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia, ended on Thursday, and one of the dominant countries in Athletics at the competition, was Bahrain. Back in the day, not many people associated the oil-rich Arab country with Track and Field, but in recent times, Bahrain is now becoming a rising force in world Athletics, thanks to the presence of a growing number of African-born athletes within its fold, Nigerians inclusive.
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Nigerian athletes deserve better

Court discharges man accused of stealing N850 drug

It’s been over 20 days since the 2018 African Athletics Championships hosted by Nigeria, ended. The dust seems to have settled, and everyone is now focused on the IAAF Continental Cup coming up in Ostrava, Czech Republic, next month.
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Lesson from hosting the African Athletics Championships

If there is one lesson Nigerians can take away from the hosting of the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships, which took place in Asaba, Delta State, it is the fact that we will not always get away with our default modus  operandi of cutting corners, or adopting the fire brigade approach in our dealings as a nation.
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Remembering Nicholas Bett, a trailblazer in African Athletics

On Wednesday morning, the sad news filtered in that Kenya’s Nicholas Bett, who won a Gold medal in the 400m Hurdles at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, died in a car crash that morning. It was reported that Bett died on the spot after the car he was driving veered off the road and landed in a ditch near Lessos, along Eldoret-Kapsabet road, throwing the Athletics fraternity into mourning.
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Awake Nigeria, Africa’s sleeping sprint giant

Rates to remain low on N238,733bn maturing T-bills

It is no longer news that the 21st edition of the African Senior Athletics Championships is currently being staged in Asaba, Delta State. The 100m is usually one of the major highlights of any Athletics competition, and it was no different at the ongoing championship. The men and women’s 100m finals were decided on Thursday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.
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Asaba 2018: Let the African Championships begin…

Lagos floods: State recommends relocation, high hygiene

In a few days, the rest of the continent will converge at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State, for the long-awaited African Senior Athletics Championships. Fans and spectators will definitely be treated to brilliant performances on the Track and Field, considering that some of the athletes expected to headline the championships, are among the best in the world.
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