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October 2, 2017 6:53 PM #AthleticsAwards: Wayde, Luvo, Caster nominated for World Athlete of the Year!

JOHANNESBURG – South African 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk has been nominated for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) men’s World Athlete of the Year. The announcement was made on Monday by the IAAF among a list of 10 men and women. The voting process begins this week for the World Athletes of the Year, ahead of the IAAF Athletics 16

September 5, 2017 3:47 PM Osun Govt Approves N18m For Contingent To National Youth Games — OsunDefender

The State Government of Osun has approved the sum of N18 million for the preparation and participation of athletes and officials for the 2017 ‘3rd National Youth Games’ holding in Ilorin, Kwara. The Commissioner for Social Protection, Sports and Special Needs, Mr Biyi Odunlade, while speaking with newsmen in Osogbo on the preparations of the state team, said the state 17

August 18, 2017 12:35 PM Nigeria to feature 30 athletes, 3 officials

The Nigeria Athletics Masters (NAM), on Friday listed no fewer than 30 masters athletes and three officials for the forthcoming 2017 African Masters Championships. The championships will hold from Aug.25 to Aug.27 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Uruemu Adu, NAM’s Secretary stated this in Lagos that the Masters athletes will not let the country down at the championships 26

August 8, 2017 10:25 AM IAAF Championships: Nigeria’s Nathaniel Drawn In Tough Semi-Final

Nigeria’s Glory Nathaniel faces a tough task in her quest to qualify for the Women’s 400metres hurdles at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London after the semi-final draw put her among top contenders. The reigning Nigeria champion set a new 55.30 seconds personal best to make the semi-finals in her debut 20

August 6, 2017 9:20 PM Athletics-New Zealand's Walsh takes shot put gold

LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - New Zealand's Tomas Walsh fought off stiff competition in the men's shot put final to win New Zealand's first gold medal of the World Championships on Sunday. The Olympic bronze medallist Zealander threw 22.03 metres with his final attempt but he had already secured the gold with his third effort of 21.75. "(It was a) Hell of a competition 17

August 6, 2017 3:43 PM London IAAF World Championships: 3 Nigerians qualify for women’s 400m

Nigeria’s Yinka Ajayi, Patience Okon-George and Margaret Bamgbose have qualified for Monday’s women’s 400m semi-finals at the ongoing International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London. In Heat 2 of the race, Shaunae Miller-Uibo of Bahrain placed first with a time of 50:97secs at the championships that began on Aug. 4 and will end on Aug. 13. Jamaica’s 17

August 6, 2017 9:19 AM Okagbare advance to semi-finals, Enekwechi, Ibadin, crashes out

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games double gold medallist, Blessing Okagbare, qualified for the semifinals of the women’s 100m on Sunday while, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, Edose Ibadin and Nathaniel Samson, on Saturday crashed out in the first rounds of their events at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London. Day two of the 16th edition of the competition 23

August 1, 2017 5:09 PM Athletics: Kenya plots London Worlds conquest without Rudisha

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s athletes were set to fly out to London’s World Championships on Tuesday, their hopes for domination battered by the last-minute withdrawal of 800m Olympic champion David Rudisha with a quad injury. Olympic 3,000m steeplechase runner Conseslus Kipruto was aiming to add a world title to the gold he won in Rio last year – and three-time 14

July 31, 2017 4:55 PM Kenyan star Rudisha out of world championships

London - Kenya's David Rudisha's hopes of adding world 800 metres gold to the Olympic title he won in a world record time at the same track in the 2012 London Olympics have been dashed because of injury. The 28-year-old -- who ran an astonishing time of 1min 40.91sec to take gold in 2012 -- took to Twitter to reveal he could not take his place in the London 23

July 28, 2017 6:31 PM London 2017 set to break world championships attendance records

The world athletics championships in London next month are expected to have the highest attendance figures in the event’s history. LONDON - The world athletics championships in London next month are expected to have the highest attendance figures in the event’s history after organisers announced on Friday that more than 650,000 tickets have been sold. The championships 18