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BREAKING: Ese Brume Wins Nigeria’s First Medal At Tokyo Olympics

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Long jumper Ese Brume has won the country’s first medal at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics clinching bronze in the final event of the women’s long jump. She jumped  6.97 meters and came just short of 0.3 of Germany’s Malaika Mihambo’s 7.00 meters and American Brittney Reese’s 6.97 meters.  Brume came […]

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(BREAKING) Olympics: Medal Certain As Nigerian Wrestler Oborududu Qualifies For Final

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Blessing Oborodudu has qualified for the final in the women’s wrestling event at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Her qualification guarantees Nigeria a silver or gold medal. She  defeated Azerbaijani’s Elis Manolova and Meerim Zhumanazarova of Kyrgyzstan to advance to her first Olympic semi-finals.             

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Medals Table At 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo After Sunday’s Events

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Below is the current medals table of the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo at the end of Sunday’s events across all the sports and at all the venues: Rank         Country             Gold       Silver       Bronze     […]

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Olympics: Nigeria’s Amusan Misses Out On Women’s 100m Hurdles Medal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It was another “near miss” for Team Nigeria on Monday at the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo as medal hope Tobiloba Amusan failed to deliver. Amusan, running from lane 6 in the women’s 100 metres hurdles final at the Olympic Stadium finished fourth after a time of 12.60 seconds. It was […]

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Ogun Kickboxing Head Coach Found Dead In Hotel Room

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Head Coach of kickboxing in Ogun State, Olufunke Ogunsuyi, has been confirmed dead. She died in Ilorin on Saturday while participating in the Kwara Zonal and Invitational Kickboxing Championship. She officiated in the competition and also fielded two athletes. The corpse of the former kickboxing champion was picked up in her […]

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Olympics: Nigeria’s Last Hope In Women’s 100m Nwokocha Crashes Out

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Team Nigeria’s Grace Nwokocha has crashed out of women’s 100m at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. She crashed out after finishing fifth in heat 3 of women’s 100m semis with a time of 11.07 seconds. Earlier, Blessing Okagbare and Grace Nwokocha on Friday qualified for the semifinals, giving Nigeria hope of winning a […]

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BREAKING: Nigeria’s Oduduru Disqualified, Itsekiri Advances In Men’s 100m

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Team Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru has been disqualified from Heat 5 of men’s 100m for a false start at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Meanwhile, Ese Itsekiri representing the country in the 100 metres at the Olympics qualified for the semi-final after finishing 3rd respectively in his heat. Itsekiri finished in 10.15 seconds […]

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Will Nigeria Ever Have A Better Tomorrow In Olympic Games?

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian sports administrators have a knack for doing things that would make “last minute.com” to envy them. Sometimes, they may not even respond to a basic thing, as an email letter. While the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) are currently promoting the safeguarding of athletes, their […]

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D’Tigers Suffer Another Loss To Crash Out Of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Nigerian senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, are out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after losing 71-80 in their last  Group B game on Saturday. African Examiner reports that D’Tigers had rounded off their pre-Olympic preparations with impressive wins over the U.S. and Argentina in Las Vegas. But in Tokyo they […]

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Olympics: More Troubles For Team Nigeria As Okagbare Suspended For Doping Violation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has provisionally suspended Team Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare with immediate effect after a sample collected from the sprinter tested positive for human growth hormone. The AIU, which is an independent integrity body created by the World Athletics, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday. The growth hormone is […]

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Medals Table At Tokyo Olympic Games As At Thursday, July 29, 2021

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following is the current medals table at the Tokyo Olympic Games after the competitions on Thursday (tabulated under delegations, gold, silver, bronze and total medals): China                              15    7    9     31 Japan       […]

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Olympics: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has ruled ten Nigerian athletes ineligible to  partake in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan and reduce the country’s hope of clinching more medals at the event. According to available information, the athletes failed to meet the minimum testing requirements under Rule 15 of the Anti-Doping […]

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Tokyo Olympics: D’Tigers Suffer Second Consecutive Defeat, Lose 92-99 To Germany

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Nigeria’s senior male basketball team, the D’Tigers, on Wednesday lost their second Group B match in the men’s basketball event of the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The D’Tigers fell apart in the fourth quarter of their second game at the Tokyo Olympics to lose 92–99 to Germany. Coming from a disappointing loss […]

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Exclusive: Angry Athletes, Coaches Vow Not To Represent Enugu In Future Events

…Accuse Sports Commissioner Of Sabotage (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Angered by the alleged deliberate refusal of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, to host and reward them, Athletes and Coaches that represented Enugu State in the last National Sports festival, (NSF), held in Benin City, Edo State, South-south Nigeria, have vowed not to represent the state in any future […]

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Fencer Maurice Loses Match But Gains Husband At Games

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Argentine fencer Maria Perez Maurice suffered defeat at the Tokyo Games on Monday but she had an Olympics to remember regardless, as she received a marriage proposal from her coach. The 36-year-old Perez Maurice was doing a television interview when coach Lucas Guillermo Saucedo appeared behind her with a written note saying […]

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Olympic Football: Cote D’ivoire Hold Brazil As Egypt, South Africa Lose

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rio 2016 champions Brazil were held 0-0 by Cote d’Ivoire in Olympic football on Sunday while Egypt and South Africa lost to Argentina and France respectively. Germany, France and Spain also claimed first victories, and hosts Japan are the only side with the maximum points. Coming off an opening 4-2 win over […]

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Medal Winners At Tokyo Olympic Games On Saturday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following are the medal winners at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Saturday: Shooting: Women’s 10m air rifle Gold: Yang Qian, China Silver: Anastasiia Galashina, Russia Olympic Committee (ROC) Bronze: Nina Christen, Switzerland Men’s 10m air pistol: Gold: Javad Foroughi, Iran Silver: Damir Mikec, Serbia Bronze: Pang Wei, China Road cycling: Men’s road […]

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Misconduct: NFF Slams Indefinite Suspension On 12 Referees

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The  Referees Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, has slammed indefinite suspension on 12 of its members over alleged misconducts while officiating different   Matches in the ongoing 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League. The affected  Referees have been summoned to appear before the Nigeria Football Federation Referees Committee to answer questions […]

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Tokyo Olympics Opened By Emperor Naruhito, As Tennis Star Osaka Lights Cauldron

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Tokyo Olympics were opened on Friday a year behind schedule by Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and tennis star Naomi Osaka lit the cauldron in the culmination of a low-key ceremony. The event was in an all-but-empty stadium against the backdrop of the coronavirus. The emperor and other dignitaries wore face masks just […]

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Rangers Int’l Fc Management Shuns Supporters Club Exco Inauguration In Enugu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The newly elected National Executive Committee (Exco) officials of Rangers International FC of Enugu, South- East Nigeria Supporters Club was on Thursday officially inaugurated, with the entire Management of the Club, conspicuously absent without any reason. African Examiner Sports reports that the Enugu based  Nigeria professional football League (NPFL), team established in […]

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