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    Tokyo 2020 organising committee member contracts COVID-19

Tokyo 2020 organising committee member contracts COVID-19

A member of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and paralympics organising committee has tested positive for the COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by coronavirus. According to Reuters, the organiser, in a statement, said the man, who is in his 30s, had tested positive on Tuesday and has been quarantined in his home. "The organising committee has identified those who have had close contact with [...]

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    Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus

Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus

The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have postponed the summer event by one year due to the coronavirus crisis. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. "In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the World Health Organisation today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the [...]

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    Canada, Australia pull out of Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus

Canada, Australia pull out of Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus

Canada and Australia have pulled out of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo due to the coronavirus pandemic. Both countries are also calling for a year postponement of the Olympics. The moves came after the IOC announced a four-week deadline to decide the fate of the games, which are set to start on July 24, although it said cancellation was not an option. "While [...]

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    Nigeria’s Anyanacho qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Nigeria’s Anyanacho qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Nigeria's Elizabeth Anyanacho has beaten Gabon's Urgence Mouega to qualify for the taekwondo event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The 20-year-old secured the historic berth after defeating the five-time continental medalist 12 to 5 points in the -67kg category to become the second Nigerian female Taekwando athlete to qualify for the tournament. Princess Dudu was the first Nigerian female Taekwando athlete to have ever [...]

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    Athletes begin quest for 2020 Olympics qualification in Akure

Athletes begin quest for 2020 Olympics qualification in Akure

Praise Idamadudu will return to competitive track and field action, eight months after she was suspended by the Ibrahim Gusau-led Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). She returned on Friday as the home-based track and field athletes officially began the race towards making the qualification standard for the 2020 summer Olympic Games at the AFN all-comers competition at the Federal University of [...]

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    Tokyo 2020: Mike Brown of Golden Warriors named D’Tigers coach

Tokyo 2020: Mike Brown of Golden Warriors named D’Tigers coach

Mike Brown, Golden State Warriors associate head coach, has been assigned to take charge of Nigeria's D’Tigers for the 2020 Olympics. The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) announced Brown's appointment on their official Twitter handle on Wednesday. https://twitter.com/nigeriabasket/status/1224835953111523328?s=21 Brown, former Los Angeles Lakers (2011-12) and Cleveland Cavaliers (2005-2010, 2013-14) coach, has been chosen to assume the reins for D’Tigers due to his impressive résumé [...]

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    AFN president: Our athletes will excel in 2020 Olympics

AFN president: Our athletes will excel in 2020 Olympics

Olamide George, president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), says the country's athletes will achieve a "memorable" outing at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. George disclosed this at the unveiling of AFN's 2020 programme of activities in Abuja on Tuesday. He said the programme was designed to bring life back into the sport that has suffered from maladministration in recent [...]

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    D’Tigress get ‘tough’ opponents for 2020 Olympic ticket

D’Tigress get ‘tough’ opponents for 2020 Olympic ticket

D'Tigress of Nigeria, reigning African champions, will face the United State of America (current world number one), Serbia and Mozambique in the battle for a spot at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The draw was held at the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball, FIBA headquarters on Tuesday. The four FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying tournaments will take place from February 6-9, 2020 [...]

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    Nwakali, Awoniyi lead U23 Eagles in quest for Olympic ticket

Nwakali, Awoniyi lead U23 Eagles in quest for Olympic ticket

Imama Amapakabo, head coach of the Olympic Eagles, has named Kelechi Nwakali, Taiwo Awoniyi and nineteen others to defend the U23 Africa Cup of Nations title in Egypt. Captain Azubuike Okechukwu, Anthony Izuchukwu, Sincere Seth, Olisah Ndah, Muyiwa Olabiran, Ndifreke Effiong, and Orji Okwonkwo also made the final list. Nigeria, champions of the second edition of the competition in Senegal four years [...]

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    The 2020 Olympics is not a trial event, Dare tells federations

The 2020 Olympics is not a trial event, Dare tells federations

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, has challenged various national sports federations (NSF) to begin early preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games. The minister, however, assured that early preparation for the Olympiad would make a big difference between success and failure. Dare said this in a meeting with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games federations presidents, technical directors, secretaries, [...]

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    Super Falcons crash out of Olympic qualifiers

Super Falcons crash out of Olympic qualifiers

Super Falcons on Monday failed in their bid to qualify for the 2020 Olympics Games after playing out a 1-1 draw with Cote D'Ivoire at the Agege stadium in Lagos. The nine-time African champions had a goalless draw in the first leg away in Abidjan on Thursday. The away goal rule was key to the Ivorians booking their place in the Olympics [...]

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    D’Tigers defeat China, become first to qualify for 2020 Olympics

D’Tigers defeat China, become first to qualify for 2020 Olympics

D'Tigers became the first team to secure a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after defeating China 86-73 points in the last classification game of the 2019 FIBA men's World Cup. The team took the initiative in the second quarter from China who won the first quarter, 21-19 points as they asserted their authority to end the first half, 35-31 [...]

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    Four Nigerians qualify for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Four Nigerians qualify for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Four Nigeria players have secured their places for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at the Africa Para Table Tennis Championship in Alexandria, Egypt on Monday. Victor Farinloye, after emerging as champion at the tournament in his category, will be debuting at the games after the he sealed his place in the men’s Class 8. Also Rio 2016 Paralympian – Ahmed Koleosho returned [...]

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    Osimhen scores hat-trick as Nigeria reach final qualifying round of U23 AFCON

Osimhen scores hat-trick as Nigeria reach final qualifying round of U23 AFCON

Nigeria sailed into the final round of the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifying series on Monday, beating Libya 4-0 on the back of a Victor Osimhen hat–trick at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba. The North Africans won the first leg 2-0 in Ben Guerdane, Tunisia on Wednesday last week, and came fully prepared to defend their advantage. But Osimhen, [...]

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    Japan unveils futuristic mascots for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Japan unveils futuristic mascots for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games set to hold in Japan had its mascots chosen and unveiled today, the Japanese authorities choosing a ‘futuristic duo’ to showcase the Asian superpower to the world. In a nation highly driven by technological advances, two futuristic cartoon figures- one is a superhero and the other has an athlete’s figure- were chosen on live television [...]

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