Category: Rio 2016

Sports Ministry say President Buhari Will Reward Medal-winning Rio 2016 Athletes

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has reiterated the federal government’s resolve to reward medal-winning athletes who excelled in various sports at the...

Rio 2016: More Gold for Team Nigeria as Medals Hit 10 at Paralympics

Ugwunwa Flora secured gold in the Women’s javelin throw to increase the Team Nigeria’s contingent to the 2016 Paralympic Games total haul so far to ten and also...

How Many Medals Have Team Nigeria Won at the Rio 2016 Paralympics as at Sunday?

Team Nigeria have raked in seven medals at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics with five days into the games in Brazil. On Saturday, Esther Oyema gave Nigeria its third...

Rio 2016: I spent N12m to save Nigeria U23’s Olympics – Mikel Obi finally opens up

John Obi Mikel has slammed the Nigeria Football Federation after he was forced to put up his own money to help his country achieve their remarkable bronze medal at Rio...

Rio 2016: Latifat Tijani wins silver in women’s 45kg powerlifting at Paralympics

Latifat Tijani, a power lifter, won Nigeria its first silver medal only three days into the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on Friday. Tijani succumbed to China’s Dandan...

Nigeria must plan for Tokyo 2020 Olympic after Rio misadventure – Solomon Dalung

Nigerian athletes have been promised better preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after Team Nigeria only grab a bronze medal at the just concluded Rio 2016...

Rio 2016: Dream Team VI Are Nigeria’s Olympic heroes with bronze medal – Dalung

Following the bronze medal winning feat of the Dream Team VI at the Rio 2016 Olympic games, the Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has...

Africa Olympic Record: ITTF celebrates Aruna Quadri’s feat in Rio

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games has ended but the scintillating performance of Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri made one of the major highlights listed by the International Table...

My players did a great job – Siasia lauds Dream Team VI for Olympic bronze medal

The Dream Team VI trainer believes his players deserve all the credits for helping the country to nick bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Nigeria U23 coach Samson Siasia has...

Tearful Neymar Helps Brazil Secure first ever Olympic gold After Germany victory

Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties to clinch the Gold medal at the final of the 2016 Rio Olympics men’s football tournament, after the game finished 1-1 in extra...

Photos: Japanese doctor fulfills N148 million pledge to Dream Team after Honduras win

Japanese surgeon, Katsuya Takasu finally fulfilled his promise of cash reward to the Nigeria Olympic football team after they won the bronze medal following 3-2 victory...

Honduras U23 2-3 Nigeria U23: Dream Team snatch bronze medal against odds

Sadiq Umar’s double and Aminu Umar strikes sealed bronze medal for Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Olympics following a 3-2 third place victory against Honduras in Belo...

Honduras U23 – Nigeria U23: Dream Team eye consolatory bronze in third place clash

Nigeria will take on Honduras U23 in the third place final of the Rio Olympics men’s football event in Belo Horizonte on Saturday. The African U23 champions had...

Rio 2016: Okagbare seals 200m semifinal spot after winning heat

Nigeria’s track queen Blessing Okagbare has booked a place in the semi-final of the women’s 200m event at the Rio Olympics. The 27-year-old progressed after she...

Rio 2016: Pinnick Finally Heads To Brazil for Nigeria-Germany semifinal clash

The President of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick to arrive Sao Paulo tomorrow to support the Dream Team as leader of the football team to the Rio Olympics,...