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.
The dismal outing of the country in the just concluded London 2012 Olympics has continued to attract comments from well meaning Nigerians.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pat Itanyi preferred not to talk about the sports ministry or Nigeria’s preparation for the just concluded London Olympics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Usain Bolt took a momentary break from basking in his historic Olympic sprinting double to fiercely criticize former U.S. athlete Carl Lewis.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.