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12 positive sports events for Nigeria in 2021

    12 positive sports events for Nigeria in 2021

BY TOYIN IBITOYE When 2021 burst onto the scene, the world was still staggering out of the bad dream that the Covid-19 pandemic forced on it in 2020. The globe

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Chaotic Olympics outing, Bash Ali vs Sunday Dare — 9 major sports controversies of 2021

    Chaotic Olympics outing, Bash Ali vs Sunday Dare — 9 major sports controversies of 2021

Nigerian sports have it all: awe-striking talents, intriguing performances and nauseating controversies. The year 2021 had it all — and more.  Nigeria sports can be likened to a pendulum that

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Olympics: Enekwechi’s viral video was an attempt to embarrass Nigeria, says Dare

    Olympics: Enekwechi’s viral video was an attempt to embarrass Nigeria, says Dare

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, says the viral video of Chukwuebuka Enekwechi was “an attempt to create a media frenzy to embarrass Nigeria.” Upon becoming the first

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The botched Puma deal and Team Nigeria’s misfortune at Tokyo Olympics

    The botched Puma deal and Team Nigeria’s misfortune at Tokyo Olympics

BY ISRAEL OJOKO Like every other country, Nigerian athletes who had qualified for the 2020 Olympics, packed their bags, got good wishes from family and friends, headed to the airport,

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Chidi Imoh: AFN responsible for Nigeria’s downfall at Olympics

  Chidi Imoh: AFN responsible for Nigeria’s downfall at Olympics

Chidi Imoh, Nigeria’s former sprinter, says the country’s athletes performed well at the just-concluded Olympics in Tokyo. Speaking with TheCable,

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Minister Dare and the politics of the Olympics

  Minister Dare and the politics of the Olympics

BY ABIODUN ADENIYI Minister Sunday Dare was lately in the eye of the storm, obviously for the Olympics. He had

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Pumagate, athletes disqualification — 6 things that hurt Nigeria at Tokyo Olympics

  Pumagate, athletes disqualification — 6 things that hurt Nigeria at Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympic Games have come and gone, but its spectre will trail Nigeria’s sports sector for a while. While

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Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria finishes 74th on the medal table, 8th in Africa

  Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria finishes 74th on the medal table, 8th in Africa

Nigeria ranked 74th on the medal log as the curtain fell on Tokyo Olympics after more than a fortnight of

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Dalung: Sports ministry has brought shame to Nigeria at Tokyo Olympics

  Dalung: Sports ministry has brought shame to Nigeria at Tokyo Olympics

Solomon Dalung, former minister of sports, say the Sunday Dare-led administration must take responsibility for the “shame” it brought to

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We’re not responsible for athletes disqualification at Tokyo Olympics, says Gusau-led AFN faction

  We’re not responsible for athletes disqualification at Tokyo Olympics, says Gusau-led AFN faction

Ibrahim Gusau, the factional president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), says his board is not responsible for the

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