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Five footballers killed as blast hits bus carrying

Saturday, July 31, 2021
An explosive planted on a bus carrying football players in Somalia's port city of Kismayo killed at least five players, a police officer said on Friday. We have confirmed five deaths and more than 12 injuries and we still have some players missing, Captain Ahmed Farah told Reuters by telephone ...

Nigeria's big medal hope Blessing Okagbare fails drugs test, thrown out of Olymp

Saturday, July 31, 2021
Nigerian sprinter and 2008 Olympics long jump silver medallist Blessing Okagbare's Tokyo Games ended abruptly on Saturday morning after she was provisionally suspended following a positive test for human growth hormone, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said in a statement. The 32-year-old, who ...

Olympics-Basketball: Nigeria's Metu blasts government for lack of support at Gam

Saturday, July 31, 2021
Basketball 8211; Men 8211; Group B 8211; Italy v Nigeria By Rocky Swift SAITAMA (Reuters) 8211; Nigerian basketball player Chimezie Metu and head coach Michael Brown blasted the nation 8217;s government and Olympic committee on Saturday for lack of support of their athletes at the Games ...

Okagbare Fails Drugs Test, Out Of Olympics

Saturday, July 31, 2021
Nigerian sprinter and 2008 Olympics long jump silver medallist Blessing Okagbare 39;s Tokyo Games ended abruptly on Saturday morning after she was provisionally suspended following a positive test for human growth hormone, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said in a statement. The 32-year-old, ...

10 Nigerian Athletes Barred From Olympics Over Drug-Test Standards

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Ten Nigerian athletes were among 18 competitors from ldquo;high-risk rdquo; nations who have been barred from the Tokyo Olympics after failing to meet requirements for out-of-competition drug testing, World Athletics rsquo; independent anti-doping arm said Thursday, according to reports. The Ath ...

10 Nigerian athletes banned from 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Ten Nigerian athletes have been declared ineligible to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Wednesday. AIU, an independent body created by World Athletics to manages all integrity issues both doping and non-doping, noted that eight athletes ...

Alaba Tests Positive For Covid-19

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
David Alaba has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Marca. The Austrian defender received an inconclusive result at Valdebebas earlier in the day, before undergoing a PCR test at a nearby hospital which confirmed the case. Alaba later returned to Real Madrid 39;s training facilities ac ...

Top Sprinter Wilson Fails Doping Test, Suspended From Olympics

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Swiss sprinter Alex Wilson has been suspended from the Olympic Games after failing a drugs test, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said Wednesday. The 30-year-old Jamaica-born sprinter tested positive for the banned steroid trenbolone in an out-of-competition test on March 15. Wilson had init ...

Olympics: Nigeria's Basketball Team Fall To Germany

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Nigeria 39;s Basketball team, D 39;Tigers suffered a second consecutive loss at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after losing narrowly to Germany 92-99 on Wednesday morning. The team had earlier lost their first match against Australia 97-55. The performance against Germany was an improvement on the ...

Sports Minister Reacts To D'Tigress Loss To USA 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
The Honourable Minister of youth and sports development Mr. Sunday Dare who have deemed it fit to watch virtually every games of Team Nigeria in Tokyo was on the stand again to cheer D 39;Tigress up, although they lost the match in question but was full of praise of the Team D 39;Tigress. The D ...
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