Athletics Nigeria revises programme and update event rules

L-R: Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama with AFN President Solomon Ogba at Nairobi 2010 AAC

The technical committee of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria releases an adjusted programme for the year and made changes to the rules of the 2013 AFN Golden League events.

AYAC 2013: Nigeria rally with late Gold to deny Egypt victory - Day 4 wrap

400m Girls Final - Odiong Edidiong Ofonime (312) won Gold & Abimbola Junaid (306) won Silver / Photo credit: Segun Ogunfeyintimi

Final flurry of gold medals on the last day of competition propels Nigeria to the top of medals table in the maiden Africa Youth Athletics Championships which concluded at the Warri Township Stadium in Delta-State on Sunday.

AYAC 2013: Egypt dominates combined events, Jepkemei led Kenyan steeple 1-2 - Day 3 Wrap

Egypt's Amira Khaled Mahmoud and Fatima Khaled Abdul with Togo's Carine Koukou / Photo credit: Tunde Eludini

Nigeria - Egypt consolidated their lead with two more gold medals from combined events at the 2013 African Youth Athletics Championships inside the Warri Township stadium on Saturday.

AYAC 2013: Ethiopian 800m 1-2, Nigerians dominate sprints in Warri - Day 2 wrap

Governor of Delta State with the AYAC 2013 Boys 100m podium with Divine Oduduru in the centre / Photo: Segun Ogunfeyitimi

Nigerians Divine Oduduru and Deborah Adewale emerged African Youth sprint champions; and Ethiopians strike a 1-2 finish in girls 800m to highlight day two at the African Youth Athletics Championships (AYAC) in Warri, Delta-State, Nigeria.

AYAC 2013: Egypt wins first gold medal as Nigeria starts brightly - Day 1 wrap

Nigerian young athletes at a local meet / Photo credit: Yomi Omogbeja

Egypt's Amira Khaled Mahmoud won the first gold medal of the maiden edition of the Africa Youth Athletics Championships (AYAC 2013) on Thursday in Warri, Delta-State. Nigeria also got Gold in boys Long Jump.

AYAC 2013: Ese Brume keeps mum over exclusion from Team Nigeria

The Nigerian U-18 team to AYAC 2013 / Photo Credit: Segun Ogunfeyitimi

Warri - Nigeria: Delta State's Ese Brume keeps sealed lips over her shock exclusion from the Team Nigeria contingent at the maiden Africa Youth Athletics Championships 2013.

AYAC 2013: Nigeria Sports Minister charges athletes on discipline

Nigerian Sports Minister, Bolaji Abdulahi & AFN President, Solomon Ogba / Photo Credit: Segun Ogunfeyitimi

Nigeria's Sports Minister, Bolaji Abdullahi, on Thursday visited the Nigerian youth athletes at their Hotel Excel abode in Warri Delta State and charged them to maintain discipline at the maiden edition of the Africa Youth Athletics Championships (AYAC) 2013.

Oluwaseun sets national record, Brume and Oduduru impress at DK Olukoya U-18 in Lagos

Nigerian young athletes at a local meet / Photo credit: Yomi Omogbeja

A new Nigerian 2,000m Steeplechase girls record by Olamide Oluwaseun, a storming 100m win by Divine Oduduru and a soaring High and Long jump double for Ese Brume highlights the two-day AFN/Daniel Kolawole Olukoya U-18 Athletics Championships concluded at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos on Friday March 8, 2013.

Eko 2012: Uko and Imhoaperamhe take sprint titles at Nigeria National Sports Festival

Athletes jostle for positions in the men's 5000m at Eko 2012/ Photo: LOC

Ondo state's Peace Uko and Nicholas Imhoaperamhe from Rivers state last night won the 100m women and men titles respectively at the ongoing 18th National Sports Festival (EKO 2012) inside the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

Ethiopian big guns return for 2012 Obudu Mountain Race in Nigeria

Ethiopian Abebe Dinkesa on his way to winning the Obudu Mountain Race in 2010/ Photo: LOC

Ethiopians Abebe Dinkesa, Habtamu Fikadu, Hunegnaw Mesfin and Genet Yalew, all former champions, confirm their participations in the 8th Obudu International Mountain Race 2012 which holds at the Obudu Ranch Resort in Cross-River State, Nigeria on Saturday November 17.

Athletics Nigeria to hold Coaches' Forum/Clinic next week in Lagos

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) will hold a Coaches' Forum/Clinic for all active and practicing coaches in Nigeria from October 18-20, 2012 at the National Institute for Sports (NIS) Multi-Purpose Hall, Surulere in Lagos.

London 2012: Odumosu smashed National Record for Olympic final spot

Ajoke Odumosu winning the African Championships in Porto-Novo in June 2012 / Photo credit: Yomi Omogbeja

Nigeria's dwindling medal hopes in Athletics gets a boost at the Olympic Stadium on Monday after Ajoke Odumosu overhauled a quality field in the women's 400 metres hurdles to qualify for the final in a new national record of 54.40 secs.

Okagbare upsets stellar field, Kiplagat, Cheruiyot win at Crystal Palace - London Samsung DL

Okagbare wins in London/Photo Copyrights: Samsung Diamond League/Mark Shearman

Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare destroyed a stellar 100m field, sets a new personal best; Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot takes a routine women's 5000m win and Silas Kiplagat takes the Emsley Carr Mile in 3:52.44 in weekend's Aviva London Grand Prix - Samsung Diamond League meet at Crystal Palace.

Three African relay teams qualify for London 2012

SA & Kenya will compete in London, Nigeria misses out / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Only three African countries made the cut to run the men’s and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m Relays at the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London this month, the International Associations of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has confirmed.

Oke retains title, Kenya sweep 10,000m and South Africa leads medal table - Africa Championships Day 4

Kenya women lead in the 10,000m race/ Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Nigeria's Tosin Oke retained his African Triple Jump title, Kenya women swept the 10,000m medals and South Africa leads medal table at the end of day four of the18th Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Porto-Novo, Benin Republic on Saturday.

Montsho, Okagbare surge to Championship Records in Benin - African Champs Day 3

Botswana's Amantle Montsho & Isaac Makwala in Benin / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Reigning World and Commonwealth 400m champion, Amantle Montsho of Botswana and Olympic Long Jump Bronze medallist Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria coasted to new Championship records on day three of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships here at the Charles de Gaulle stadium in Porto-Novo, Benin.

CAA African Athletics Championships, Benin 2012 - Athletes to Watch

Nigerian Sprinters - Okagbare, Asunmu and Ozor

Some of the African champions and star athletes to watch out for as the 18th African Senior Athletics Championships begin on Tuesday June 26 at the Stade d’Lamite in Port Novo, Benin Republic.

Nigeria select 44 for 2012 Africa Senior Championships in Benin

Blessing Okagbare in Calabar 2012/ Photo: Segun Ogunfeyintimi

Nigeria selectors chose a team of 44 athletes to represent the West African nation at the 18th African Senior Athletics Championships scheduled to begin on Tuesday June 26 at the Stade d’Lamite in Port Novo, Benin Republic.

Okagbare adds Long Jump Gold, Chukwuemeka & Gbagbeke impress in Calabar - Nigeria Champs Day 3 wrap

Blessing Okagbare soaring to 6.97m in Calabar / Photo: Segun Ogunfeyintimi

Blessing Okagbare completed her double with a huge Long Jump PB, Vivian Chukwuemeka and Stanley Gbagbeke impressed with decent distances as the 66th All Nigeria (Olympic Trials) / Cross-Rivers State Athletics Championships ends in Calabar.

Metu returns with two A Standards, Oke hits new PB in Calabar - Nigeria Champs Day 2

Tosin Oke winning in Calabar 2012 / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Obinna Metu proved his doubters wrong with two Olympic A Standards to reclaim the Nigerian men's 100m title and Tosin Oke retained his Triple jump crown on Day two of the 66th All-Nigeria (Olympic Trials)/Cross-Rivers State Athletics Championships in Calabar on Wednesday.


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