PyeongChang Olympians Elect Two New Members To IOC Athletes’ Commission

Emma Terho from Finland (ice hockey) and Kikkan Randall from USA (cross-country skiing) have been elected to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Athletes’ Commission by their fellow Olympians at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. With a record participation rate of 83.86 per cent, athletes at the Olympic Winter Games made their way to the…

Nigeria’s Adeagbo In Seventh Heaven After Winter Olympics Feat

Nigeria’s skeleton athlete, Simidele Adeagbo, reached seventh heaven, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, after achieving her feat as first black and African woman to compete at the Winter Olympic Games. Adeagbo was one of the fans favourite at the Sliding Venue and relished the support after her first run on the final day which earned her…

Adigun Picks Akuoma As Brakeman At 2018 Pyeonchang Winter Olympic Games

Nigeria’s captain to the 2018 Pyeonchang Winter Olympic Games, Seun Adigun, has revealed that teammate, Omeoga Akuoma, will serve as her brakeman, in the Bobsled event. It’s Nigeria’s first time out at the Winter Olympics with Adigun and Akuoma participating in Bobsled. “Honestly, this journey has been full of us standing as a trio, which…

Unified Korean Olympic Team to march at Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

Athletes from the National Olympic Committee of DPRK to compete in Figure Skating, Short Track Speed Skating, Cross Country Skiing and Alpine Skiing – and in a Unified Women’s Hockey Team IOC President Thomas Bach today announced that a delegation from the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will…

World Sailing selects Olympic Events for Antitrust review

Following the adoption of World Sailing’s new Antitrust Policy in November 2017, World Sailing has now selected the initial Olympic Events which will undergo an antitrust review in 2018. World Sailing has decided at this time to review the Men and Women’s Windsurfer and the Men and Women’s One Person Dinghy. In the Men’s and…

COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2018: ATHLETES INTENSIFY TRAINING IN ABUJA, LAGOS AND PH

Athletes preparing for the Commonwealth Games billed for April 2018 have intensified preparations in various camps across the nation. The Ministry of Youth and Sports began its first phase of camping on December 17, 2018 in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja. Boxers, Table tennis and Para Table tennis players are camping in Lagos, the weightlifters…

RENOVATION OF STADIA TO GULP N2.5 BILLION IN OGUN

The renovation of major Stadia in Ogun State as well as purchase of modern sporting equipment would gulp the sum of N2.5 billion in 2018 fiscal year. The State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Hon. Afolabi Afuape made this known while defending the ministry’s 2018 budget at the State House of Assembly Complex in Abeokuta….

Lagos SWAN Exco Visits Sport Ministry Liaison Officer

Members of the newly-inaugurated executive committee of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Lagos chapter on Wednesday paid a courtesy visit to the Deputy Director of Sports, Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports, Lagos Office, Dr. Segun Akinlotan, as part of the familiarisation tour of the new board. Lagos SWAN chairman, Debo Oshundun, who…

PRESIDENT BUHARI TO OPEN WEST AFRICAN SPORTS MINISTERS MEETING

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to declare open the 1st Session of the West African Ministers of Sports Council Meeting today, Dec 13, 2017 at the Conference Hall of the ECOWAS Parliament, Area 10, Garki Abuja. Time is 10am. The President will also launch the Permanent Secretariat Headquarters…