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EDITORIAL-Perhaps it’s time to redeploy Dalung now!

[views] On 3rd of August, 2016, the Nigeria U-23 team, the Dream Team VI were stranded for days in Atlanta, a shameful and demoralising experience. It was gathered that morale among the players were at the lowest while some threatened to return

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Dalung blames Jonathan administration for Nigeria’s failure

[views] The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung has attributed the failure of the Olympic team at the just concluded Rio Olympics in Brazil to the stealing of the sum of N3bn meant for High Performance Centre by the

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Saraki celebrates Dream Team

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has celebrated with Nigeria’s Dream Team VI for winning the bronze medal in the men’s football event at the Rio Olympics and called on Sports authorities in the country to embark on honest reappraisal.

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IOC to investigate US swimmers in robbery report fiasco

The International Olympic Committee has set up a disciplinary commission to investigate Ryan Lochte and the three other US swimmers involved in an altercation at a gas station in Rio de Janeiro last Sunday. The commission will determine if the

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Brazil police: Swimmers were vandals, not robbery victims

Civil Police chief Fernando Veloso said at a press conference about four American swimmers: “In theory, one or all of them might be charged for false communication of a crime and for damaging private assets, the gas station. I’m not

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Patrick Hickey: European Olympic Committees head arrested in Rio

Police in Brazil have arrested the head of the European Olympic Committees, Patrick Hickey, in Rio over illegal Olympic ticket sales. Mr Hickey, 71, is suspected of illegally passing on tickets for the Games to be sold on at extortionate

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Japaneses Billionaire to reward Nigerian football team at Rio

Japanese plastic surgeon, Katsuya Takasu, declared his intention to reward the Nigerian football team for their performance in the Rio Olympic games, in spite of several hurdles they faced along the way. The benefactor has promised a bonus of $30,000 to

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Olympics: Bolt makes history with third 100m gold

Usain Bolt roared into Olympic history here Sunday, capturing an unprecedented third consecutive 100m crown to confirm his place in the pantheon of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen. The 29-year-old Jamaican legend, competing in his final Olympics,

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Tales from Rio- Reuben Abati

In some other countries of the world, a bronze medal at the Olympics is not something to be talked about or celebrated. Not even silver is satisfactory sometimes, just remember that look on Russian athlete Yulia Efimova’s face as her

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Bomb disposal experts carry out controlled explosion near men’s road race in Rio

A controlled explosion was carried out by bomb disposal experts near the finish line of the men’s road race at the Rio Olympic Games. Team GB’s Chris Froome is targeting gold in the event, but no riders were nearby when

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