QUALIFICATION SYSTEM PUBLISHED FOR OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020

With exactly two years to go until the athletics action gets underway in the Japanese capital, the IAAF has published the qualification system for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The qualification system was approved at the IAAF Council meeting in Buenos Aires last week and includes details of the entry numbers for each discipline and…

CHAMPIONS LE CLOS AND SETO LOOK FORWARD TO RACING AT SWC 2018

One of the biggest annual swimming competition is around the corner, and it is time to start previewing the event and the medal contenders. FINA managed to steal a little bit of time of two of the best swimmers of the FINA Swimming World Cup, the current Title holder South Africa’s Chad Le Clos and…

WBSC Awards Broadcast Rights Across 80+ Territories For 2018 Women’s Softball World Championship/2020 Olympic Qualifier

WBSC, 2018 Women’s Softball World Championship, 2020 Olympic Qualifier, The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today announced that broadcast and online rights agreements covering 84 countries and territories have been reached for the upcoming WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship — a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Qualifier — which is set to open this Thursday, 2…

Heather Bowler joins ITF as Executive Director, Communications & Digital Services

The International Tennis Federation has appointed Heather Bowler as Executive Director, Communications & Digital Services. Bowler joins the ITF to lead the Communications and Digital Services team from 3 September 2018. “We are delighted to announce Heather’s appointment as ITF Executive Director of Communications and Digital Services,” said ITF President David Haggerty. “This is a…

NFF Offer To Train, Absorb Ikeme Into Super Eagles’ Crew

The Nigeria Football Federation has announced that it will offer retired Super Eagles’ safe hands Carl Ikeme coaching education as a goalkeeper trainer and then absorb him into the technical crew of the Senior National Football Team. NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi disclosed at the weekend that the Federation is in contact with Ikeme,…

Nigeria’s Falconets Win Big, Ready For FIFA World Cup

Nigeria’s U20 girls, Falconets, will depart from their final training camp in Tirol, Austria on Thursday, 2nd August for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, with high level of confidence after scoring seven goals and conceding none in two friendly games. The 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup silver medallists hammered Austrian Women League top…

England’s Sam Walker In Search Of Personal Goal At ITTF Nigeria Open

Sam Walker has been part of the successes recorded by England in the last four years. His first feat with the English team was winning silver medal in the men’s team event of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. His performance at the 2016 World Team Championship in Malaysia again earned England a bronze medal being…

2018 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRIES ANNOUNCED FOR ROWING

Rowing at the combined 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Great Britain has attracted entries from 32 European nations with nearly 500 rowers competing for the title of European Champion. This is the first time the multi-sport European Championships is taking place and rowing is one of seven sports that are participating between the host cities…

Broadcaster Floats Tennis Championship For Girls

Funke – Treasure Durodola – an Assistant Director of Programmes at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) has announced a pet project for girls – the Funke-Treasure Table Tennis Championship (F3TC). The championship is aimed at developing the girl-child from low income families through sports and empowerment sessions in life skills. The competition, to…

Zambian Rugby Kicks Off 7s Season

With only but a couple of unplayed remaining in the tightly contested 15s league in Zambia, the 7s league kicks off this Saturday 28th July, 2018 at the Konkola 7s taking place in the border town of Chililabombwe. Speaking in an interview, Zambian Rugby blogger Tom Chaloba said “The tournament code named Oj 7s is…

DA SILVA, MURER AND PEREZ TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT CONSUDATLE’S CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

IAAF President Sebastian Coe and ConSudAtle President Roberto Gesta De Melo jointly hosted a glittering dinner show on Friday night (27) to officially mark the centennial celebrations of the IAAF’s oldest area association. The historic gathering of IAAF Council members, representatives of South America’s 13 national athletics federations, athletes and coaches in honour of ConSudAtle’s…