CROSS COUNTRY INNOVATIVELY INCLUDED IN PROGRAMME FOR BUENOS AIRES CROSS COUNTRY INNOVATIVELY INCLUDED IN PROGRAMME FOR BUENOS AIRES 2018 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

The timetable of the athletics programme for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games has been published and, as was originally announced at the IAAF Council Meeting in Beijing in 2015, innovatively includes a cross-country element. As has been the case since the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010, there are two stages to each…

FEDERATIONS’ PRESIDENTS TO TAKEOVER ATHLETES AT NYG CLOSING CEREMONY

The Talent Identification Committee is to hand over talents discovered at the ongoing National Youth Games in Ilorin Kwara state at the closing ceremony on Saturday. The committee was set up by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to fish out young talents who will replace the aging athletes. According to the Minister of…

DALUNG HAILS D’TIGRESS, SUPER EAGLES

The Youth and Sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung has praised the senior women’s national basketball team, the D’Tigress for their outstanding performance so far at the FIBA Women’s Afrobasket 2017 currently holding in Bamako, Mali. D’Tigress thrashed their counterparts from Egypt by 106 points to 72 in the third game of their Group B fixture…

Irabor Takes Centre Stage In Merrybet-Lagos SWAN Week

Amidst the mounting excitement of the Merrybet-Lagos SWAN Cup, Lagos sports journalists will take time off today (Wednesday, August 16) to brainstorm on solutions towards achieving a revival of the nations sports. The special lecture which is part of the Lagos SWAN Week has as guest speaker, Hon Nduka Irabor, pioneer chairman and CEO of…

DALUNG FAULTS SEN OGBA ON MEDIA ATTACKS

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has expressed disappointment in a recent media report in which the Chairman, Senate House Committee on Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba took a swipe at the Minister over allegations of financial recklessness. Barrister Dalung said that the statement credited to Ogba was just another attempt to dance…

FUTURE OF NIGERIA’S SPORTS LIES IN GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT- Dalung

Barrister Solomon Dalung, the Youth and Sports Minister has restated that grassroots sports development remains the only route to rebuilding the country’s sports. The Minister said this while congratulating Team Nigeria which returned from the Regional African Gymnastics Championship in South Africa where they won a total of 11 medals comprising 2 gold and 9…

Caribbean Carnival of Commonwealth Sport Under Starters Orders as Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games Begin

Over 1,000 athletes and officials have arrived on the island nation of The Bahamas for the VIth Commonwealth Youth Games which begin tomorrow with an immersive and energetic Opening Ceremony which organisers promise will bring “a taste of Caribbean carnival to Commonwealth sport”. The joyful celebration of impactful sporting competition, personal development and international friendship…