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AFN’s All-Comers championship holds in Port Harcourt

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has concluded arrangements to host an All-Comers Event on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the High-Performance Center, Port Harcourt. It is the first official event on the 2017 calendar of the AFN. Head of Media and Communication for the AFN, Olukayode Thomas, said in a press

Lagos City Marathon aims top 10 spot in world ranking

Organisers of the 2017 Lagos City Marathon say it is targeting a top ten spot in the world. After the inaugural edition of the race, the Lagos City Marathon was ranked 71st in the world by All-Athletics.Com, the most comprehensive athletics database. Speaking at a press conference to announce preparation for the

Lagos City Marathon ranked 2nd in Africa, 71st worldwide

Months before it first anniversary, Lagos City Marathon held February 6, 2016, is ranked among the top 100 marathons in the world by All-Athletics.Com, the most comprehensive athletics database. In the over 1000 international marathon worldwide, Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, the first international marathon in Nigeria since 1985 was ranked

African athletics supremo urges nationality review

Rules governing African athletes who controversially transfer allegiance to other countries need a full review, the continent's track and field supremo said Tuesday. "Rules on nationality changes must be reviewed," said Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, head of the African athletics federation which is meeting in the Senegalese capital. "What's happening in international competitions

Revealed: Doping samples switched at Moscow 2013 world champs

Doping failures by athletes at the 2013 world athletics championships in Moscow were swapped before being sent on for testing by the sport's ruling body the IAAF, an independent report said Monday. Canadian law professor Richard McLaren, said the ploy was used by Moscow's anti-doping laboratory to avoid doped Russian athletes

Ese Brume lands in Rio 2016 Olympics

Nigerian track and field star Ese Brume has qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after leaping a distance of 6.83m in the women’s Long Jump event at the Golden League Meet in Akure on Monday. The 2014 Commonwealth gold medalist beat the 6.70m set by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria

Athletes arrive for D.K Olukoya Youth & Junior Champs

Athletes have started arriving for the 6th edition of the Daniel Olukoya Youth and Junior Championships billed for the Sports Complex of the Yaba College of Technology. In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, Head of Media and Communication of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), athletes from participating states and