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February 17, 2018 7:45 AM Winter Olympics: Adeagbo finishes in 20th place in Heats 1 and 2 of skeleton event

Nigeria’s first female skeleton athlete, Simidele Adeagbo, finished in the 20th position after Heats 1 and 2 of her event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Friday. Adeagbo was one of the 20 athletes in the event, but she is resting at the bottom of the table after finishing with a total time of 1:48.77 secs in both heats. The Nigerian, wearing bib number 17

February 9, 2018 9:08 PM Buhari salutes team Nigeria at winter Olympics

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his best wishes to Team Nigeria as they begin their epoch-making representation of the country in the 2018 Winter Olympics at PyeongChang, South Korea. Buhari, in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant, Garba Shehu, commended the women’s bobsleigh team made up of Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga 17

February 7, 2018 11:21 AM Winter Olympics 2018: Russians Appeal Against Pyeongchang Exclusion Adjourned

A decision on whether 47 Russian athletes and coaches can take part in the Winter Olympics may not be made until Friday – the day the Games start. The Russians believe they have been wrongfully excluded from Pyeongchang by the International Olympic Committee. They include the 28 athletes who had their life bans lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport 34

February 7, 2018 10:13 AM North Korean Leader Kim Jong’s Sister To Attend Winter Olympics

Seoul’s-Unification-Ministry has revealed Kim Jong Un’s 28-year-old sister is set to make her debut on the world stage when she visits South Korea to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday. Kim Yo Jong would be accompanying Kim Yong Nam, North Korea’s nominal head of state, along with Choe Hwi, chairman of the National Sports Guidance 22

February 1, 2018 12:31 AM DStv, GOtv subscribers to watch Nigeria live at 2018 Winter Olympics

DStv and GOtv subscribers will have the opportunity of watching the 2018 Winter Olympics live when it kicks off on 9 February. The event will be broadcast live on DStv across four dedicated SuperSport channels: SS11, SS12 and the soon-to-be launched pop-up channels, SS13 and SS14. GOtv MAX and GOtv Plus customers will also be treated to a piece of the action 21

November 28, 2017 3:07 PM Olympic Champion Mark Foster Opens Up On Sexuality — OsunDefender

Mark Foster, who swam for Great Britain in five Olympic Games, has come out publicly as gay in an interview with The Guardian. The retired 47-year-old opened up about his sexuality saying he has been dating men for the last 26 years, including most of his career years. Despite being out to many people in his personal life, Foster said coming out publicly 26

November 19, 2017 1:24 AM Paris 2024 announces dates for 2018 Olympic and Paralympic week

Paris 2024 has announced the dates for its 2018 Olympic and Paralympic week. It will be the first major event for the Paris 2024 Organising Committee, which is expected to be officially formed in January. The French capital was confirmed as the 2024 hosts of the Olympics and Paralympics at the International Olympic Committee Session in Lima in September 42

November 18, 2017 8:28 PM Russia says It Is humiliating to go to Olympics without flag — OsunDefender

Russia’s deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko said that it would be unacceptable and humiliating for Russia to take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea without the national flag and anthem. The International Olympic Committee is set to decide on Russia’s participation in the Winter games at its executive board meeting on Dec. 5-7. Russian athletes 52

October 23, 2017 3:48 AM Restructuring only may not work, says Falana

A Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), has said devolution of power alone will not solve the problems confronting the nation. Also, the Grand Administrator and Director Supreme Board of Ancient and Mystical Order Rosæ Crucis, also known as the Rosicrucian Order, Dr. Kenneth Idiodi, said restructuring was not the problem of Nigeria 18

October 21, 2017 9:09 PM Aruna Quadri Crashes Out of ITTF World Cup — OsunDefender

Quadri, African Table Tennis Champion, has crashed out of the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Cup in Liege, Belgium. Quadri suffered a 6-11, 7-11, 6-11, 7-11 loss to Japan’s Jun Mizutani in the Round of 16 on Saturday. “We keep the hard work going and hope for better results in future. Thanks to @premierbetng for the big support 47