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Former IAAF Head Diack, Jailed Over Corruption Charges

Lamine Diack, the ex-head of athletics’ governing body, has been jailed after being found guilty of corruption. The Senegalese, 87, faced corruption and money-laundering charges linked to the Russian doping scandal. Diack was convicted of accepting bribes from athletes suspected of doping to cover up test results and letting them …

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Caster Semenya loses latest ruling appeal

Caster Semenya has lost her appeal to Switzerland’s Federal Supreme Court against the restriction of testosterone levels in female runners. Semenya is not allowed to compete in events between 400m and a mile without taking testosterone-reducing drugs, following a 2019 rule change by governing body World Athletics. “I am very …

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FG lifts restrictions on sports

The Federal Government has lifted its ban on non-contact outdoor sports.   It also approved use of recreational parks for supervised physical exercise only. It emphasised recreational parks are not to be used for social interaction purposes, asking those unable to enforce this to remain closed. The National Coordinator of …

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HOW NIGERIAN ATHLETES SHOCKED THE WORLD

By Cornelius Ehimiaghe CSED (Community Sport and Educational Development) Initiative has rolled back the years in a bid to use sports to promote literacy in Nigeria. This is following their making their fictual comic book: “Nigerian Golden Legends,” available for free download on their website. The 40-pagecomic book tells the …

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Tokyo Olympics at risk if …

The Tokyo Olympics may have to be postponed again if the novel coronavirus mutates into a stronger pathogen, Kiyoshi Kurokawa, a prominent Japanese government adviser, said on Wednesday. He said a recent spike in cases in Tokyo is due to a failure to stick to guidelines to prevent contagion. A …

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