Archive for: olympics

Opinion: Ending the poverty of aspiration in Nigeria

Opinion: Ending the poverty of aspiration in Nigeria

by Omozuwa Gabriel Osamwonyi A society that cannot awaken the creative imagination of succeeding generations and create enabling environments for them to attain stardom in their chosen endeavours,...

 

Just In: Lance Armstrong stripped of Sydney Olympics medal

Lance Armstrong has been stripped of the Olympic bronze medal he won in Sydney in 2000, the International Olympic Committee has confirmed. The IOC acted after the International Cycling Union (UCI)...

 

Chelsea wins, Messi breaks record – The top 10 sporting moments of 2012

Chelsea wins, Messi breaks record – The top 10 sporting moments of 2012

by ‘Ifreke Inyang It has been another great year in Sports. Whether it in Tennis, Basketball, Football or Athletics, the intensity, drama and suspense, held us helplessly captive. Great...

 

Opinion: To whom it may concern, if I die

Opinion: To whom it may concern, if I die

by Olabode Emmanuel Olawumi The question is; If I die, who killed my dream? If I die, who killed my dream? Is it: My country that didn’t put me in the best positions? My government that...

 

Akintunde Oyebode: A prophet’s paradise (YNaija Frontpage)

Akintunde Oyebode: A prophet’s paradise (YNaija Frontpage)

The unerring efficiency with which we repeat mistakes of the past makes Nigeria the perfect location for a latter day Nostradamus to emerge. One of Wole Soyinka’s most entertaining characters...

 

Yes we can: Nigerian Paralympic powerlifter Yakubu Adesokan wins gold, breaks world record

Yes we can: Nigerian Paralympic powerlifter Yakubu Adesokan wins gold, breaks world record

Yakubu Adesokan by Akan Ido Yakubu Adesokan has taken gold in the men’s 48kg power-lifting competition at the ongoing Paralympics taking place in London. The 33-year-old Nigerian won the...

 

Reuben Abati: Jonathan and the London Olympics

Reuben Abati: Jonathan and the London Olympics

The president’s clear message was that winning glory for the nation through sports is not always about finance and money alone. It is also about higher values, commitment, patriotism and the...

 

“We’re targeting five gold medals in Rio” – Sports Minister

“We’re targeting five gold medals in Rio” – Sports Minister

by Akan Ido Forward ever… The minister of Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, has revealed that Nigeria will be aiming for five gold medals in the next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He...

 

Rafael Nadal withdraws from US Open

Rafael Nadal withdraws from US Open

by Hauwa Gambo The U.S. Open says that Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the last Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year because of injury, the Huffington Post is reporting. “Citing left...

 

WATCH: Brazil releases official Rio 2016 Olympics theme song

WATCH: Brazil releases official Rio 2016 Olympics theme song

by Adeniyi Abdul Well, well. That was fast. It’s only been three days since the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games but we’re already onto the next one as the official...