Commonwealth and African sprint queen Blessing Okagbare voted the Nigerian Sportswoman of the Year at the Nigerian Sports Awards 2014, which was held at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
Kenya’s Hillary Kipkorir Kemboi and Ethiopia’s Genet Yalew claimed the men’s and women’s titles at the 2014 Obudu International Mountain Race in Cross Rivers State, Nigeria on Saturday.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has conferred the IAAF Bronze label status on the Okpekpe 10km Road Race held annually in Edo State, Nigeria.
Nigerian-born Qatari sprint champion, Femi Seun Ogunode, says the decision to leave his fatherland and move to Qatar was a calculated risk and he’s so glad it all worked out in the end.
Nigerian athletes dominate the selection list to represent Africa at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco next month, with African 200m champion Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast omitted.
Nigerian sprinter Gloria Asumnu has been selected as one of the inductees into the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014 to be held on Thursday November 13, 2014.
The Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) on Thursday signed a protocol agreement (d’un protocole d’accord) with the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on the establishment of a high performance training centre (HPC) at the University of Port-Harcourt.
Commonwealth Games double sprint champion, Blessing Okagbare, will lead the Nigerian team comprising of 30 athletes to the 2014 African championships in Marrakech, Morroco.
Director-General of the National Sports Commission, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Nigeria Athletics team in Glasgow and said the development bodes well for the country’s chances at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Blessing Okagbare smashes the Commonwealth Games 100m record to give Nigeria her first Athletics gold medal of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Monday.