Athletics

Athletics: AFN President Gusau Promises Improved Athletes’ Welfare (AUDIO)

Ibrahim Shehu Gusau has put athlete welfare at the centre of his focus for the next four years after winning reelection as president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria. Gusau polled 20 votes to...

Athletics: Electoral Committee Affirms Readiness For AFN Polls

The 2021 Elective Congress of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria will hold without hitches Electoral Committee Chairman Jambright B.T Sumanu has said. Elections for a new AFN board will hold on Monday, 14 June...

Athletics: Ibrahim Gusau Promises Free And Fair AFN Elections

Ibrahim Shehu Gusau has assured of a free and fair electoral process in the Athletics Federation of Nigeria elections slated for Monday, 14 June. Gusau has maintained his claim as AFN president despite the...

Christian Coleman: World 100m Champion Banned For Two Years

World champion sprinter Christian Coleman has been banned for two years after missing three drug tests, the Athletics Integrity Unit announced on Tuesday. The American, who won the men’s 100 metres at...

Track Legend Udo-Obong On Repositioning Nigerian Athletics (AUDIO)

Athletes based in Nigeria need more domestic competitions and much better coaching to be able to replicate the performances of their foreign-based compatriots according to two-time Olympics medallist Enefiok Udo-Obong. Domestic athletes...

2020 World Indoor Athletics Championships In China Postponed Over Coronavirus Fears

The World Athletics Indoor Championships scheduled to take place in Nanjing, China in March have been postponed until 2021 over fears related to the coronavirus outbreak in the country, the sport’s global governing body said on...

Doha 2019: MoS Inaugurates Committee To Review “Abysmal Performance of Team Nigeria”

Minister of Youth and Sports Sunday Dare on Monday, at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja, inaugurated a nine-person committee to review Nigeria's performance at the recently concluded 2019 World Athletics Championship, Doha, Qatar.

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge Breaks Two-hour Marathon Barrier

Kenyan long distance king Eliud Kipchoge made athletics history on Saturday when he became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours. The 34 year old Olympic champion and...

British Athlete Mo Farah Accuses Media Of Racism Over Banned Former Coach Salazar

Mo Farah has suggested that media scrutiny over his past association with former coach  Alberto Salazar who was recently banned for doping violations is motivated by racism. Salazar, who coached Farah to...

Top Athletics Coach Salazar Hit With 4-year Ban For Doping Violations

American Alberto Salazar, who has coached some of the world’s top distance runners including Olympic and world champion Mo Farah, has been banned for four years for doping violations. The 61-year-old Cuban-born...

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