Nigeria can produce world class athletes - Ajibade

Taiwo Ajibade at the Abuja national stadium in 2008/ Photo Copyrights: Yomi Omogbeja/AthleticsAfrica

Taiwo Ajibade, who represented Nigeria at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester believes the country can produce top athletes if all the necessary machineries are put in place.

Tosin Oke’s meteoric rise to stardom

Nigeria's Tosin Oke

Nigeria's Triple Jump star, Tosin Oke gave a glimpse of what Nigerians should expect at the 10th All Africa Games in Maputo when he jumped a season's best of 17.21m at the 59th edition of the London Samsung Diamond League earlier this month.

At Daegu 2011, Pistorius will finally fly

Oscar Pistorius inside the  2012 Olympic Games Stadium in London

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius will finally become the first amputee to compete at the World's major athletics championships later this month in Daegu, South Korea after he was named in the South African team to the event.

Africa's premier athletics website celebrates 7th anniversary today

The Editor, Mr Yomi Omogbeja with the Nigerian 4x400m relay team at the conclusion of the 2010 African Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo Credit: AthleticsAfrica.Com

AthleticsAfrica.com, Africa's premier athletics website, is celebrating it's seventh year anniversary today - July 25, 2011.

Uganda chooses team for Punta Umbría prep camp

Dorcus Inzikuru of Uganda wins in Oeiras 2006 (Marcelino Almeida)

The Ugandan Athletics Federation (UAF) has named a team of 31 athletes, including former world champion Dorcus Inzikuru, to prepare for the World Cross Country Championships in Punta Umbría, Spain on 20 March 2011.

Kenya announces squad for Punta Umbría 2011 and Capetown 2011

Punta Umbria 2011 logo (IAAF.org)

The Athletics Kenya (AK) has selected the team to represent Kenya at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Punta Umbría, Spain on 20 March 2011.

Keitany leads Kenya to Doha, targets Ethiopian Deresse Mekonnen

Haron Keitany of Kenya

Africa 1,500 metres champion Haron Keitany will lead Kenya's men's charge at the 13th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Doha this weekend, according to the Kenyan Daily Nation's Jonathan Komen.

Franca is back after maternity break, with Doha a possibility

Franca Ene Idoko- Isaac in training - Photo credit: Franca Idoko

Nigerian sprinter Franca Ene Idoko-Isaac is up for a new challenge after having been out of competition for almost two years to have her baby.

UTEP's great Blessing: Olympic medalist Blessing Okagbare continues to amaze

Blessing Okagbare - Photo ElPaso Times

A year and a half ago, UTEP track coach Bob Kitchens assumed he had seen the last of Blessing Okagbare in a Miner uniform.

Bekele, Soi, Badji, Mokoena and Montsho on show at ISTAF in Berlin


Tomorrow’s 68th edition of the Internationales Stadionfest DKB-ISTAF will present some of the meeting’s strongest entry lists ever and a highly dramatic kick-off in the fight for the jackpot of the ÅF Golden League, filled with one million US-dollars in Gold.

This time around, in the Berlin Athletics Championship year 2009 (August 15th to 23rd), the by far largest German track-and-field meeting will become the outdoor season’s first major international, high-class competition event.

The traditional DKB-ISTAF – ranked fourth in 2008, based on international points for athletic performances – will host more than 280 athletes from around the world. It will be staged this coming Sunday, June 14th 2009, starting at noon (main competitions to begin at 1 pm) at the historic Olympic Stadium of the German capital.

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