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Canada Set To Resume Anti-Doping Test

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is set to resume anti-doping tests with supplemental safety measures on July 13. As athletes and sports return to training and provincial health restrictions are lifted, CCES has developed supplemental doping control procedures to allow the resumption of urine sample collection under the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. All […]

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Athletics

South Africa Athletics Gives Condition For Athletics Resumption As Permitted Athletes Are Lucky

The South Africa Athletics are really bemoaning lack of insurance cover for athletes during this covid-19 pandemic; a prerequisite it deem fit for athletics resumption. Although the ‘permitted athletes’ are allowed to go ahead to resume training expecially in private facility. But the criteria for the chosen ‘permitted athletes’ are somehow confusing. Athletics SA president […]

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Athletics

Athletics South Africa Kick Against Government’s Decision To Commence Athletics

The Athletics South Africa has vehemently rejected the decision by the South Africa Government given nod for the start of Athletics; felt it’s still premature. That was confirmed by ASA president Aleck Skhosana on Saturday as the organisation sent out a statement explaining its position.  “We are not convinced as ASA that we should put […]

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Foot ball

Covid-19: Fifa Gives $1.5 billion Relief Fund To 211 Member Associations

Most national football association will heave a sign of relief as FIFA announced $1.5 billion covid-19 relief fund for all it’s national association. The relief fund of $1.5 billion will be made available as grants and loans as a relief fund to help associations impacted by the coronavirus, world football’s governing body announced on Thursday. […]

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Volleyball

Poland The World Championship Medalist Ready To Take Olympics By Storm

The World and European Volleyball bronze medalist, Polish men Volleyball team feel the time is now right to get Olympics medal, according to their Belgian Coach. Poland aims to win the men’s volleyball gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games, coach Vital Heynen said in an interview on Tuesday. The Belgian coach has led his […]

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Foot ball

Ghana 2014 World Cup Coach Threatened To Report Ghana To FIFA Over Unpaid Salary

Ghana 2014 World Cup coach, Kwesi Appiah has threatened to report Ghana to FIFA over unpaid salary if he’s accumulated salary arrear is not paid soon. Coach Appiah has said he is being treated in a way no white coach in Africa would be as he awaits salary arrears totalling nearly $200,000 from his time […]

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Athletics

World Athletics Rolls Out Guidelines For Any Meet Organizers

With daily growing of athletics meets around the world, from virtual to empty stadium and sizable spectators; today the World Athletics took a responsible bold step to roll out guidelines to host a meet because of covid-19. The guidelines, drafted by World Athletics’ Health and Science Department, also address the post-peak period, as described by […]

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Weight Lifting

IOC Approved Weight Lifting Extension Of Tokyo 2020 Olympics Qualification Period

Weightlifting has been given approval by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to extend its Tokyo 2020 qualifying period by a year, until the end of April 2021. Every athlete, including those who already have enough points to qualify, will be compelled to compete at least one more time in the period between October 1 this […]

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Badminton

Former Olympics Badminton Medalist Turned Covid-19 Tester

The former Olympics badminton Silver Medalist and Badminton World Champion in the mixed doubles, Gail Emms; has turned covid-19 tester. After completing and passing an NHS training programme. A former badminton world champion is joining NHS key workers at a drive-in Covid-19 testing station in Milton Keynes. Miss Emms will now work eight-hour, four-day stints […]

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Swimming

Is Michael Phelps’ ( 23 times Olympics Champion) Depression Getting Worse?

The 23 times American Olympics Swimming Champion, Michael Phelps who has confessed in the past about his struggle with depression; has again admitted on Monday that covid-19 induced lockdown is taking a big toll on his mental health. “The pandemic has been a challenge I never expected,” he told ESPN in article published on Monday. “All […]

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Sports News

UK Athletes Given The Nod To Resume Training With Conditions Attached

The UK athletes starved of training and competition due to covid-19 pandemic induced lockdown will have a sigh of relief, as UK government gave them go-ahead to resume training yesterday. The approval for professional sportsmen and women to resume training is with immediate effect but with must to undergo ” a 1:1 check-in” with medical […]

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Sports News

IOC Against South Africa Olympics’ Virtual Election

 More criticism is mounted on South Africa Sports Confederation and Olympics Commitee, first by Sport minister and later by the parliament. Now the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has also raised concerns with the crisis-ridden SASCOC holding a virtual Presidential election, following a troubled nomination process. SASCOC confirmed it was considering the possibility of staging its […]

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Athletics

How Van Niekerk Was Well Prepared For The Covid-19 Lockdown

The 400m world record holder Wayde Van Niekerk said he was well prepared for the challenge brought by the pandemic. “I am blessed and privileged to have equipment around me and a gym setup at home. So I was well-prepared before even the pandemic… but you do miss the track but this pandemic is something […]

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Sports News

293 South Africa Athletes Successfully Got Covid-19 Relief Fund

A total of 293 succesful athletes from various sporting codes have received their share of R150m in Covid-19 relief funding, according to sport, arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa.  Mthethwa said on Monday that a total of 473 applications were received from 25 sporting federations including boxing, canoeing, football, golf, surfing, fencing, gymnastics, athletics, and […]

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Athletics

Kenya Athletics Going Tough: To Ban Visitors To Athletes’s Training Camp

In what looks like ‘putting house in order’ by Kenya Athletics authority and put to stop the recent unabated doping infringement involving Kenyan athletes. The president of Athletics Kenya, Jack Tuwei has hinted of a new regulations that will impose bans on unauthorised individuals visiting athletes’ training camps, some of whom have been suspected of […]

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Rugby

Incumbent World Rugby Chief Win A Tight Race To Retained His Chairmanship

The former England International and Chairman of the World Rugby Sir Bill Beaumont has won his second term after seeing off the challenge of Agustín Pichot. The former England international won by a margin of 28 votes to 23. He was standing for re-election against Pichot, who served as his vice-chairman before announcing his intention […]

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Athletics

World Athletics Set Up Relief Fund

World Athletics, together with the International Athletics Foundation (IAF), has set-up a support fund worth $500,000 (£400,000/€459,000) to help athletes through the financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. IAF was established in 1986 to support charity in athletics and founded by Honorary President Prince Albert II of Monaco, the IAF has allocated resources from […]

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Football

UEFA Releases Relief Fund To It’s Members

In other to support its members to respond in ways that are appropriate to their specific circumstances during this coronavirus pandemic; the UEFA has come forward to release €236.5 million (£206.2 million/$256.1 million) . The money comes from UEFA’s HatTrick fund, an assistance programme usually used for the development of the sport and to help […]

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Foot ball

Covid-19: FIFA To Increase Number Of Substitution In A Match

In what look like FIFA preparation for post- covid-19 football season, five substitution has been proposed to help team after coronavirus layoff. Although the Fifa proposal is subject to the approval of the game’s law-making body, the International Football Association Board, and competitions such as the Premier League could then decide whether to implement it. […]

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Foot ball

Covid-19: Professional Football Resume In South Korea With Modification

After meeting of the board of Korean Football Association (KFA) and the club representative, the KFA have decided to resume the Professional football after South Korea authority began to ease guidelines on social distancing put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus. The Korea Football Association (KFA) has announced the top-flight K League and […]

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Athletics

Lockdown: Steeplechase World Record Holder Turned Part-time Farmer

The covid-19 induced lockdown has afford the Steeplechase world record holder Kenya Beatrice Chepkoech another opportunity to go back to what she used to do before she shot to limelight; which is farming. “To adhere to the social distancing procedures I train alone and then join my parents on the farm,” she said. “This is […]

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Foot ball

Why Burundi Finally Suspended It’s Local League

Burundi, a landlocked east African country was among the last African countries to record cases of coronavirus. Infact, it remains the only African country that was still having football matches despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Observer thought that will change when Burundi recorded it’s first case of covid-19 two weeks ago, but their football authority […]

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Sports News

Zimbabwe Set Up A Relief Fund For It’s Athletes

The chairperson of International Olympics Commitee Athletes Commission and Zimbabwe’s minister of Youth,Sports, Arts and Recreation Kirsty Coventry has lauched a relief fund for the Zimbabwe athletes. It is called The United Programme for Athletes and Artists in Zimbabwe (UPAZIM). It was aimed at providing support for both athletes and artists during this pandemic. “We […]

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Sports News

Usain Bolt Donates To Fight Covid-19

The eight times Olympics Champion and triple world record holder Usain Bolt has joined the league of sports personality who are donating to help the fight of covid-19. This he did by donating JMD500,000(£3000) to the Jamaica organization called Telethon Jamaica-Together We Stand to fight the spread of covid-19. Government of Jamaica has embarked on […]

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Athletics

How Andre De Grasse Is Staying Fit Amid Lockdown

The Rio Olympics 200m silver medalist and Canadian 200m record holder Andre De Grasse is not finding the lockdown in his base in Florida funny; but he’s trying all he could to keep shape as a top athletes. “It (training) doesn’t really consist of much because of the quarantine, basically just doing a lot of core, […]

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Sports News

Covid-19: Russian Appealed For Lifing Of Ban As They Are Ready Host The World

Russia’s four-year doping ban should be thrown out by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to prevent further damage to the Olympic Movement amid the coronavirus crisis, the country’s Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin has claimed. Matytsin said the International Olympic Committee, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the CAS judges should “turn a new […]

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Athletics

Coe Says 2020 Athletics Season For August As Duplantis Raised 30,000 Swedish Krona In Auction

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said he is still hoping that a late outdoor athletics season can be planned from August to October this year, he said on Friday. “We know that different countries are at different stages of managing this pandemic so we are trying to give a structure to our athletes and member […]

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Athletics

Duplantis The Pole Vault Record Holder To Auction For Covid-19

One of the most sensational athlete in this year indoor season and the World Pole Vault Indoor record holder, Swedish star Armand Duplantis will be auctioning his bib he wore when he broke the World Pole Vault Indoor record in Turin in February to raise money to fight against coronavirus pandemic. Duplantis cleared 6.17 metres […]

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Video

Lockdown: How Different World Class Athletes Train At Home–Part 1

There are innate strength in a man, once it’s fire is litted for a goal; no challenge or situation can overpower or outmuscle it to a halt. This is what is playing out all over the World as covid-19 imposed lockdown has made training to be difficult. But different World class and Olympians around the […]