Thursday, August 11, 2022

Blessing Okagbare

February 25, 2022

AFN declines comments on Okagbare ban

“For now, there is no official statement from the chairman of the AFN over the ban placed on Blessing Okagbare by the AIU.”

Tonobok Okowa
February 20, 2022

Okagbare lives abroad; had no reason to dope like me: Chioma Ajunwa-Opara

Chioma Ajunwa-Opara said Okagbare’s residing in the United States means she had “a better knowledge than those (athletes) living in Nigeria.”

Blessing Okagbare and Chioma Ajunwa
February 19, 2022

Okagbare says lawyers studying 10-year ban for next line of action

Okagbare was handed the ban for multiple breaches of anti-doping rules by the AIU on Friday.

Blessing Okagbare
February 18, 2022

FLASH: Blessing Okagbare slammed 10-year ban for doping

Okagbare was provisionally suspended before the 100 metres semi-finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics last year.

Blessing Okagbare
August 3, 2021

Nigerian Olympics finalist in ‘wash and wear’ of only jersey as Sunday Dare abandons athletes

Chukwuebuka Enekwechi said he only has one jersey and has to wash it at night in preparation for the next day’s games.

Chukwuebuka Enekwechi
August 3, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Minister Sunday Dare promises Nigerian athletes dollars for medals

The announcement comes amidst accusations from the athletes of shabby treatment by sports officials.

August 3, 2021

Minister Sunday Dare humiliated us at Tokyo Olympics: Athlete

Chimezie Metu has slammed sports minister Sunday Dare for humiliating the country’s athletes at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

Sunday Dare and Team Nigeria
August 3, 2021

Ese Brume gives Nigeria first Tokyo Olympics medal

Brume has won Nigeria’s first Olympics medal in 13 years.

Ese Brume
July 31, 2021

Okagbare probably bowed to pressure: chef-de-mission

Nigeria did not meet the minimum testing requirements under Rule 15 for 10 athletes.

Blessing Okagbare
July 31, 2021

Blessing Okagbare suspended from Tokyo Olympics after failing drugs test

The development came less than a day after she qualified for the semi finals of the 100 metre.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 31: Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria celebrates winning gold in the Women's 200m Final at Hampden Park during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)