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Sport General

Sports minister denies assaulting Bash Ali

15 February 2017, 16:53

Sports minister Solomon Dalung says he did not assault former boxing champion Bash Ali.

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Lagos City Marathon: Finishers urged to come for medals

15 February 2017, 09:53

The General Manager for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Yusuf Alli, has expressed gratitude to Lagosians for their support in making the 2017 Lagos City Marathon a huge success and urged finishers to come for their medals.

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Russia banned from London World Championships - IAAF

07 February 2017, 12:29

Russia will miss August's World Athletics Championships in London after their doping ban was extended on Monday, world governing body president Sebastian Coe said.

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Lagos City Marathon: Ambode secures prize money

31 January 2017, 16:48

Winners at the February 11, 2017 Lagos City Marathon are guaranteed payment of their prize immediately they complete the race.

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Lagos City Marathon give update on road closure

30 January 2017, 12:31

The General Manager, Lagos City Marathon, Yussuf Alli has release detailed information on road closure on February 11, 2017 the date of the second edition of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.

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Saturday, 28 January 2017

Serena beats Venus, wins 23rd grand slam title

28 January 2017, 14:30

Serena Williams on Saturday beat sister Venus in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 to win her seventh Australian Open an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam singles title.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Nadal edges classic to reach Federer final

27 January 2017, 16:20

Rafael Nadal set up an Australian Open final against his great rival Roger Federer after edging Grigor Dimitrov in a classic five-set semi-final which stretched for nearly five hours on Friday.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

It is Serena vs Venus in the Australian Open final

26 January 2017, 10:35

The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, will go toe-to-toe in Saturday’s final for the first Grand Slam of the year.

Olumide Oyedeji hails Ambode for backing athletics over football

26 January 2017, 18:59

A special visitor came calling at the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Office, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere; it was the nation’s basketball legend, Olumide Oyedeji.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Bolt stripped of 2008 Olympic relay gold medal

25 January 2017, 16:37

The IOC has stripped Jamaica of their gold medal earned in the 4x100m relay at the 2008 Beijing Games after Nesta Carter was caught doping.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

‘Ambode has put structure in place to ensure a world class marathon’

24 January 2017, 17:51

Though the 2017 Lagos City Marathon is slated for February 11, about 17 days away, the General Manager Marathon, Yussuf Alli, is confident Lagos will stage a world-class race if the event is taking place tomorrow.

Friday, 13 January 2017

It will take Nigerians time to catch up with us- Kenyan Marathoner

13 January 2017, 17:12

Top Kenya marathoner Alice Timbilil has praised the courage of two Nigerian marathoners, Oluwaseun Olumide and Ronke Olumudi who have vowed to win the ultimate prize of $50,000 at the February 11, 2017 Lagos City Marathon.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

More 50 years-old registering for 2017 Lagos City Marathon

12 January 2017, 10:59

Buoyed by the success of sexagenarian Abiola Oshodi-Adeniyibada and Seni Ogunlende who competed in the 2016 Lagos City Marathon, more members of the more-than-50-years of age club are showing interest in the 2017 edition of the race.

Manny Pacquiao set to return to ring on April 23

12 January 2017, 10:59

Manny Pacquiao will have another fight to add to his long career resume _ against Australian welterweight Jeff Horn on April 23 at a venue to be decided

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Lagos City Marathon: Am not running scared – Olumudi

10 January 2017, 12:21

Nigeria foremost female marathoner, Aderonke Olumudi has her eyes set on winning the top prize at the 2017 Lagos City Marathon and she is not scared of local and foreign elites.

Kenya to put 109 athletes under doping scrutiny

10 January 2017, 18:11

Kenya is to put 109 elite athletes under the watch of a team of selected doctors in a bid to stop doping, a practice that has tarnished the image of its famed sportsmen and women.

Thursday, 05 January 2017

Skill in Paris, Doha will make me excel at Lagos City Marathon - Sharubutu

05 January 2017, 18:45

As the countdown to the 2017 Lagos City Marathon begins, the first Nigerian male marathoner to cross the finishing line at the 2016 edition, Philibus Sharubutu is hoping to replicate the same feat come February 11th.

Wednesday, 04 January 2017

Nigerian runner seeks top-five finish at Lagos City Marathon

04 January 2017, 21:47

The number one Nigerian female runner at the maiden edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Oluwaseun Olamide has set a higher target for herself in the fast approaching 2017 edition.

Tuesday, 03 January 2017

Kiptum vows to retain Lagos City Marathon title under 2.10:00

03 January 2017, 08:15

The surprise winner of the 2016 edition of the Lagos City Marathon, Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum, has vowed not only to retain the title he won last year but promised to run a sub 2.10:00.

Lagos City Marathon to get fun parks

03 January 2017, 20:41

To ensure that Lagosians follow the 2017 edition of the Lagos City Marathon, Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, wants Marathon Fun Parks in Lagos during the 2017 edition slated for February 11.

Friday, 30 December 2016

Serena wins at love again; says 'yes' to engagement in poem

30 December 2016, 17:37

Serena Williams has announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

Olumide Oyedeji basketball tourney holds in January

30 December 2016, 20:03

The second edition of the Olumide Oyedeji Intercollegiate Basketball Championship will hold from Friday the 13th to Saturday, 21st of January 2017.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Lagos City Marathon: Organizers sign two pacemakers to achieve sub-2.10

23 December 2016, 17:06

Determined to get the elite male and female runners to run inside 2.10 minutes and 2.20 minutes respectively, the organizers of the February 11, 2017 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon have signed on two pace-makers for the second edition of the race.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Dead China runner reveals marathon cheats

20 December 2016, 16:23

Thinking of competing in a marathon but put off by the distance? Easy. Pay someone to run it for you.

Monday, 19 December 2016

WATCH: Sports minister commits another grammatical blunder!

19 December 2016, 13:01

Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung has committed another grammatical blunder during an interrogative session with members of the House of Representatives.

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