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Setting agenda for the AFN ahead of the 2018

TRACK AND FIELD By Yemi Olus The 2017 Athletics season is one Nigeria’s athletes will want to forget in a hurry! The outgone season epitomized a year of dashed hopes and dreams for these athletes who were left to their devices for the better part of the season, following the …

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Britain win relay, Bolt injured

12 August 2017, 23:05 Usain Bolt’s glittering career swansong came crashing to an end when he pulled up on the anchor leg of the world 4x100m relay won by Britain on Saturday. Bolt received the baton with Jamaica in third, but halfway down his leg the towering sprinter pulled up …

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LIVE: Athletics World Championships – Day 8

11 August 2017, 10:57 Welcome to our live and interactive coverage of the 2017 IAAF World Championships taking place in London. It’s day 8 and the morning session is heavily dominated by the men’s decathlon, which features Algeria’s Larbi Bourrada. In and around the 100m, long jump and shot put …

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Makwala withdrawn from 400m final

08 August 2017, 17:52 Botswanan star Isaac Makwala was withdrawn from the word 400m final on Tuesday after an outbreak of the norovirus bug at a hotel hosting athletes at the IAAF World Championships. “Isaac Makwala was withdrawn from the men’s 400m (Final) due to a medical condition on the …

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Boos as Gatlin shocks Bolt in 100m final

05 August 2017, 22:58 American veteran Justin Gatlin was booed after he stunned Usain Bolt to win the 100m world title in London on Saturday and rain on the Jamaican’s farewell race in the blue riband event. Gatlin, who has served two doping bans and won silvers behind Bolt at …

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Bolt to compete in London farewell

19 July 2017, 21:55 Usain Bolt will run the 100m and 4x100m at the world championships in London next month, his final event before retiring, the Jamaican sprint star confirmed on Wednesday. Bolt, winner of eight Olympic and 11 world gold medals, is looking to bring down the curtain on …

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