Tokyo 2020: As Nigerian Paralympians fulfill promise, return with 10 medals…

September 25, 2021 Felicia Nwokorie 0

Despite series of troubles in the country that has caused distractions to both the country and individuals, President Muhammadu Buhari still considers the sporting sector as one of the critical areas that deserves his attention and commendation as exemplified with the U-20 athletes that emerged victorious with four gold and three bronze medals at the just ended African Youth Athletics Read More

2020 Paralympics: Folashade strikes gold, sets world record, Loveline wins silver as Team Nigeria records 6 medals

August 30, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Nigeria increased her medal haul at the ongoing Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan with a Gold and a Silver in Powerlifting on Monday. Oluwafemiayo Folashade won Team Nigeria’s third gold medal of the Games with a world record performance, lifting 152kg to underline her complete dominance of the event. It was silver for Obiji Loveline who lifted 147kg in the Read More

Tokyo experience ‘ll propel me for better Olympics outing ahead Paris 2024 – Anyanacho

August 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The only female Taekwondo Nigerian athlete, Elizabeth Anyanacho, at the just concluded 2020 Olympic Games has revealed her experience with an assurance of better times ahead of 2024 Games scheduled for Paris. She spoke to select Journalists in Abuja shortly after returning from Tokyo, Japan. Excerpts… My Taekwondo journeyI never knew what Taekwondo was but I usually watch all these Read More

Breaking: Final team Nigeria batch returns from Tokyo, Adekuoroye promises to bounce back

August 12, 2021 Editor 0

Few days after 2020 Olympics Games ended in Tokyo, Japan, final team Nigeria batch have returned to Abuja. The team comprising athletes and officials who arrived via Nnamdi Azikiwe airport touched down around 12.45pm on Thursday. Blueprint crew on ground reports that the team was received by jubilant sport-loving Nigerian fans and relatives at the airport. Head coach of Nigeria Read More

Tokyo Olympics: Brazil, USA win football, basketball gold

August 7, 2021 Editor 0

Brazil defended their Olympic men’s football title following a dramatic extra-time victory over Spain at the Nissan Stadium. Substitute Malcom raced in behind and slotted home the winner after 108 minutes to hand Brazil the gold medal. Five years ago, Neymar scored the winning penalty as Brazil beat Germany to win their first gold on home soil. Mikel Oyarzabal’s volley Read More

2020 Olympics: Key facts On Nigeria’s performance 

August 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Tokyo Olympics has had its fair share of drama on and off the sport’s arena. Team Nigeria is no exception but in the middle of all those distractions, Nigeria made very important progress at the games. Here are eight amazing facts about Nigeria’s performances at the Tokyo Olympics.  Nigeria got a bronze medal in long jump, 25 years after Read More

Breaking: Celebration galore as Oborodudu opens 2020 Olympics medal blessings for team Nigeria in Tokyo

August 2, 2021 Editor 0

Top Nigerian wrestler Blessing Oborodudu a while ago on Monday won her 68kg semifinal bout against Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold by 7-2. With her victory, Nigeriais has now entered the medals table in the ongoing 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan. Also, Oborodudu’s performance has seen her emerge as first ever Nigerian wrestler in an Olympic final. She beat Azerbaijani Elis Read More

Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s rising sprinter beats world fastest man

July 31, 2021 Editor 0

In the midst of gloomy moments for team Nigeria at the on going Tokyo 2022 Olympics, Enoch Adegoke and Ese Brume are gradually telling the stories with close door steps to medals for team Nigeria. It is evident that the extensive hardwork and preparations for the athletes are gradually paying off. Enoch Adegoke who edged out number 1 in the Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s Adogoke, Itsekiri hit 2020 Olympics 100m semi-final race

July 31, 2021 Editor 0

Nigerian sprinters, Enoch Adegoke and Usheoritse Itsekiri, have made it to the semi-final of the men’s 100 meters race at the ongoing 2020 Olympic games. In another development, Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru was disqaulified from men’s 100m at the same category. Oduduru was disqualifed over a fasle start at his heat. Great Britain’s Reece Prescod was first to have a false Read More

Breaking: Blessing Okagbare in big mess, tests positive for banned substance, out of 2020 Olympics

July 31, 2021 Reuters 0

Nigerian sprinter and 2008 Olympics long jump silver medallist Blessing Okagbare’s Tokyo Games ended abruptly on Saturday morning after she was provisionally suspended following a positive test for human growth hormone, the Athletics Integrity Unit said in a statement. The 32-year-old, who has also won world championship medals in the 200m and the long jump and is competing in her Read More

Tokyo Olympics: Ministry wades in, addresses team Nigeria’s concerns

July 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has stepped in to stem further crisis by addressing the issues that have arisen concerning Team Nigeria athletes. According to the Director Federation of Elites athletes Department, Dr Simon Ebhojiaye, “The Ministry is abreast of the situation on ground and addressing them. Payment of various allowances commenced since last week and its ongoing. Read More

Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s mixed 4x400m team sets new African record

July 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Although, they would have been hoping to at least make the final of their event at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, Nigeria’s Mixed 4x400m quartet comprising Emmanuel Ojeli, Imaobong Nse Uko, Samson Nathaniel and Patience Okon-George will leave the competition with their heads held high after storming to a new African Record of 3:13.60 to finish 5th in their semi-final race. Read More

Breaking: For attempting to bite opponent, Tokyo Olympics organisers disqualify boxer

July 27, 2021 AFP 0

Moroccan heavyweight boxer Youness Baalla attempted to bite David Nyika’s ear during his defeat to the New Zealander at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. The 22-year-old was subsequently disqualified for unsportsmanlike behaviour, although he was already out of the Games anyway following his unanimous-points loss in the round-of-16 bout. A Tokyo 2020 statement called Baalla’s actions “intolerable”, saying that he Read More