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COLEMAN BREAKS 20 YEARS WORLD RECORD IN 60 METRES

By Tayo Joseph, Lagos World silver medalist Christian Coleman broke the world record in the 60 metres, when he ran 6.34 seconds at the U.S. indoor national championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday. Fellow American Maurice Greene had held the record of 6.39 seconds for 20 years. “It feels …

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100 VOLUNTEERS QUIT OLYMPIC BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T LIKE ASSIGNED JOBS

By Adebisi Adeyemi, Lagos The PyeongChang Organising Committee says around 100 volunteers have quit working at the Pyeongchang Olympics because they didn’t like their assigned jobs. Organising committee spokesperson Nancy Park said Monday that the absences didn’t harm the running of the Games. “This is because we selected more than …

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8 BOXERS MAKE FINAL CUT FOR 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES

By Adebisi Adeyemi, Lagos The Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) has picked eight boxers to represent the country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia following the final trials ahead of the Games. The final trials took place at the Brai Ayonote Gymnasium at the National Stadium in Lagos …

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UNITED WORLD WRESTLING HONOURS GOVERNOR WIKE

By Tayo Joseph Lagos The United World Wrestling (Africa) has presented an award of excellence to Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for his outstanding contributions to the growth of wrestling.   President of the United World Wrestling (Africa),  Fouad Meskout who presented the award also announced that a Golden …

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MIKEL, IWOBI, TEAMMATES REACT TO EAGLES ’ NEW WORLD CUP KIT

By Adebisi Adeyemi Lagos Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi and teammate Alex Iwobi have reacted to the new Super Eagles World Cup kit designed by sportswear company Nike. In a YouTube video, the duo of Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi also showered praises on their new jerseys unveiled …

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LAGOS CITY MARATHON 2018: LASTMA ANNOUNCES TRAFFIC DIVERSION

By Tayo Joseph Lagos As part of efforts to ensure a hitch-free Lagos City Marathon scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 10, 2018, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has announced traffic diversion on the affected routes during the race. A statement issued on Wednesday by the Authority, …

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PRESIDENT BUHARI HAILS SUPER EAGLES FOR DEFEATING SUDAN

By Adebisi Adeyemi Lagos President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates the home-based Super Eagles of Nigeria on their victory over Sudan in the semi-final of the 2018 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) in Marrakesh, Morocco. President Buhari joins millions of football loving Nigerians in celebrating the spectacular performance of the team which qualified …

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