Tuesday September 23rd, 2014
Tuesday September 23rd, 2014
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Olympics fallout: Ebewele wants Olympians in Sports Ministry

  /   in London Olympics 12:26 am   /   Comments

File Photo: Nigeria’s Ajoke Odumosu (R) hands the baton to Regina George as they compete in the women’s 4X400 relay final of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London. PHOTO - AFP.

Following Nigeria’s dismal performance at the just concluded London Olympics, former Edo State Sports Commissioner, Brown Ebewele has advised the Ministry of Sports to integrate ex-Olympians to the country’s sports hierarchy.

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It’s disappointing we ended without any medal – IBB

  /   in London Olympics 1:35 am   /   Comments

Gen. Ibrahim Babangida

The dismal outing of the country in the just concluded London 2012 Olympics has continued to attract comments from well meaning Nigerians.

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D’Tigers had only six weeks to prepare – Oyedeji

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Nigerian forward Al Farouk Aminu (L) vies with Lithuanian centre Jonas Valanciunas during the Men's preliminary round group A basketball match of the London 2012 Olympic Games Lithuania vs Nigeria on July 31, 2012 at the basketball arena in London. Lithuania won 72 to 53.AFP PHOTO

Captain of the national male basketball team D’Tigers, Olumide Oyedeji has defended the performance of the team at the just concluded London 2012 Olympics, insisting that the team should be commended for standing up among the best in the world.

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Olympic flop: Delta to host sports summit

  /   in London Olympics 1:27 am   /   Comments

Immediately after speaking with Blessing Okagbare after the 100 metres final in the London Olympics, Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan decided to host a sports summit that should lead to sports revolution in the country.

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Sack NSC – Sen. Chukwumerije

  /   in London Olympics 1:55 am   /   Comments

Chukwumerije: Boko Haram endangers Igbo bid for presidency in 2015

Sen. Uche Chukwumerije on Monday in London called for sanctions against all the people responsible for the country’s failure to win medals at the just-concluded 2012 London Olympic Games.

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Olympic Games: Why Nigeria failed

  /   in London Olympics 11:37 pm   /   Comments

File Photo: Nigeria’s Ajoke Odumosu (R) hands the baton to Regina George as they compete in the women’s 4X400 relay final of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London. PHOTO - AFP.

Truly, Bolaji Abdullahi was appointed sports minister and chairman of the National Sports Commission a few months to the Olympic Games and there was nothing much he could have done to change the impending doom then that has now manifested at the 2012 London Olympic Games that ended Sunday night with a closing ceremony that was a music JAM.

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London Olympics: What Nigeria lacked – Itanyi

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Pat Itanyi preferred not to talk about the sports ministry or Nigeria’s preparation for the just concluded London Olympics.

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2016 Olympics could be worse – Egbuchunam

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President of Lagos Lawn Tennis Club,Barrister Sam Egbuchunam has predicted further doom for Team Nigeria in the 2016 Olympics unless there was a change in the manner of sports administration in the country.

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Olympic flops return today

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The last batch of members of Team Nigeria to the London 2012 Olympics are being expected today after a fruitless campaign at the summer Games.

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Celebrations as Olympic curtain comes down

  /   in London Olympics 10:36 pm   /   Comments

British singer Annie Lennox performs during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games on August 12, 2012 at the Olympic stadium in London. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympic Games.    AFP PHOTO

London prepared to bid a triumphant farewell to the Olympics Sunday as the curtain came down on its widely acclaimed staging of the global sporting spectacular.

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Ali blames frequent changes in leadership for poor outing

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National long jump coach, Yusuf Ali has blamed Nigeria’s poor outing at the London 2012 Olympic Games, which ended yesterday on frequent changes in the leadership of sports in the country.

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Rogge hails ‘active legend’ Bolt as Olympics end

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt poses on the podium with his gold medal after Jamaica won and set a new world record in the men's 4X100 relay final at the athletics event of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 11, 2012 in London.    AFP PHOTO

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge hailed Usain Bolt as the greatest sprinter of all time on Sunday as he moved to quell a row with the Jamaican superstar.

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Nesiama proposes Athletics Project Rio 2016

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File photo: Okagbare during female long jump at the 2012 London Olympics

The Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria(AFN), Navy Captain Omatseye Nesiama has proposed an actionable programme, which he insists would propel the country to glory at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Nigeria ends without a medal, as US set to finish top

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Nigeria’s 4x400m women’s relay team last night finished seventh in the final race won by USA. The women’s failure means that Nigeria ended the London Olympics without a medal, the country’s worst ever outing.

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London to end it with star-studded party

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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (L) crosses the line to win the men's 100m final at the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 5, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO

The man in charge of the closing ceremony at the London Olympics says today’s extravaganza will run three hours and include plenty of pop stars.

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Mexico dazzle Brazil 2-1, take gold

  /   in London Olympics 10:07 pm   /   Comments

Mexico stunned Brazil to win their first gold in the Olympic men’s football tournament as Oribe Peralta’s double clinched a shock 2-1 victory over the five-time world champions Saturday.

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More gold for Bolt as Jamaica smash 4x100m relay

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Usain Bolt cemented his place in Olympic folklore by claiming a second three-gold medal haul in successive Games as Jamaica stormed to a world record-breaking 4x100m relay victory here Saturday.

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…And Chukwumerije crashes out

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Nigerian’s Chika Chukwumerije yesterday,crashed out of the Teakwood event, losing 0-1 to Cuba’s Despaigne Robelis. It was a Men’s +80kg class preliminary round of the London Olympics, ending this weekend.

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I have no respect for Carl Lewis – Bolt

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Usain Bolt took a momentary break from basking in his historic Olympic sprinting double to fiercely criticize former U.S. athlete Carl Lewis.

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Olympics draw to a close with mega-party

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The Olympic finishing line is almost in sight. With just a few events to go, athletes and Londoners alike are set for the mother-of-all celebrations – a weekend of gold-medal parties and a pop-tastic closing ceremony.

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Nigeria zooms into 4x400m final

  /   in London Olympics 9:34 pm   /   Comments

Regina George

Nigeria’s women’s 4x400m relay team battled their way into today’s Olympic final, but they will have to improve if they are to have a chance of a medal.

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I’m still in shock, says Okagbare

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File photo: Okagbare during female long jump at the 2012 London Olympics

Blessing Okagbare has sent some words to Nigerians: ”I’m sorry I couldn’t win any medal here. I worked so hard, spent resources to prepare well only to be frustrated by injury. I knew what the expectations were and I really wanted to live up to them. But here I am. I’m sorry.”

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Onochie Anibeze’s Dairy: I LIKE THIS GIRL, JOKE ODUMOSU

  /   in London Olympics   /   Comments

I like this girl, Joke Odumosu, a graduate of South Alabama University. She works hard and, by all standards, she is an elite Nigerian athlete.

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CLOSING CEREMONY: London set to dazzle again

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After dazzling the world during the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics Games, London will attempt to put the icing on the cake when the Closing Ceremony of the Games of the XXX Olympiad holds this Sunday at the Olympic Stadium in London.

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I’m not surprised at Team Nigeria’s performance – Ugbe

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The Commissioner for Sports inCross River State, Patrick Ugbe remains indifferent over the poor outing ofNigeriaat the London 2012 Olympics, asking, “what did you expect.”

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Bolt reignites Lewis feud after double

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Sprint king Usain Bolt said he had lost all respect for Carl Lewis after the US sprint legend restated his concerns over the toughness of Jamaica’s drug-testing policy.

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We have failed, cries Sport Minister

  /   in London Olympics 11:00 pm   /   Comments

L-r, Engr. Sani Ndanusa, President, NOC, Mallam Bolaji Abdulahi, Minister of Sports and Chairman, NSC and Dr. Patrick Ekeji, Director General, NSC at a press briefing addressed by the minister on the performance of team Nigeria so far in London. Photo by Sylva Eleanya.

Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi has described Team Nigeria’s predicament in the on-going London 2012 Olympics without a medal as a clear testimony to how far Nigerian sports have fallen behind.

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Obiajunwa loses to Chinese wrestler

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Amarachi Obiajunwa joined wrestling teammate Blessing Oborududu and various Team Nigeria members on the 2012 Olympic Games’ sidelines on Thursday in London by crashing out in her first fight.

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London Olympic Games Notebook

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The ongoing London Olympic Games have become a test of fitness for participants, including spectators, volunteers, the organisers and journalists, who have to walk long distances daily.

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Chukwumerije, others get new kicking rules

  /   in London Olympics 11:13 pm   /   Comments

As Nigerian taekwondo players get their turn to pursue gold officials have introduced new rules that will take the sting out of the sport’s deadliest kicks.

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Odumosu places last, awards herself a medal

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Nigeria’s big hope of saving face in track and field crashed after Joke Odumosu placed last in the 400m Hurdles final.

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IOC boss sings Olympics praise

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International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge says the London Olympics are “really very good games.”

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