Ugandans seek second Obudu mountain men’s title

Obudu Race winners

Ugandan mountain runners have thrown down the gauntlet to the rest of the world and African nations who will be coming for the 7th Obudu international mountain race and the third African mountain running championships holding at the Obudu Ranch Resort, Cross River State on November 28.

Athletics Nigeria ready for 2011 Obudu International mountain race

Elite runners at the Obudu race in 2010

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Secretary General, Maria Worphil has revealed her federation's preparedness to organize the best mountain race in the world when the 7th Obudu International Mountain Race and the 3rd African Mountain Running Championships hold on November 28th at the Obudu Ranch Resort, Cross-Rivers State.

Nigeria top athletics medal table in Maputo All Africa Games 2011

Maputo 2011 4x100m Relay Men presentation

Nigeria was the best country in athletics at 2011 All-African Games in Maputo, Mozambique with 38 medals (17 Golds, 11 Silvers and 10 Bronze medals). 

Nigeria champion eyes Maputo win despite harsh weather

Otonye Iworima

Nigerian Triple Jump champion, Otonye Iworima is unfazed about the difficult conditions in Maputo insisting that nothing would deny her winning gold when the athletics and field events kick-off on September 11.

Aftermath of Daegu flop, Nigeria drops to 37th position in World athletics

Nigerian 4x400m women in Daegu

After a poor outing in the just ended IAAF World Championships held in Daegu, South Korea, Nigeria has been ranked 37th in the world by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Nigeria selects squad of 17 for Daegu - IAAF World Championships

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has listed seventeen athletes to represent the country at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships, Daegu, Korea, 27 August to 4 September.

Okagbare soars to windy 6.84m in Budapest and Nigeria hires Cuban Coaches

Blessing Okagbare / Photo credit: El Paso Times

Africa's queen of track and Nigerian champion, Blessing Okagbare, at the inaugural Istvan Gyulai Memorial on Saturday in Budapest, won the women's Long Jump with a wind-assisted 6.84 metres (+2.9) leap.

Nigerian Oke and Moroccan Berrabah soar to victory in Barcelona

Josephine Ehigwe (Nigeria). Photo Credits: Fotos de JJ Vico/All rights reserved

Nigeria's Tosin Oke and Morocco's Yahya Berrabah on Friday posted impressive performances at the 2011 Míting Ciutat de Barcelona d'Atletisme (17th Barcelona International Athletics Meeting) - an EA premium meeting.

Nigeria selects 60 Athletes for 2011 All Africa Games in Maputo

Nigerian athletes at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has shortlisted 60 athletes and 19 officials for Team Nigeria to the 10th All Africa Games to be held September 3-18 this year, in Maputo, Mozambique's capital.

Ajunwa returns with fight against drug use in sport

Chioma Ajunwa-Opara/ Photo Credit: National Mirror

Atlanta 1996 Olympic gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa-Opara has reiterated the need for Nigeria athletes to shun drugs saying it will destroy their career and it should not be allowed in any competition because it is a violation of the spirit of good sportsmanship.

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