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    Sports Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung Reveals FG’s Plan For Victorious Paralympians

    Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has revealed that the victorious team who represented Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, will be received when they arrive in Abuja. According to him, a reception for the team will hold tomorrow, Sunday 18th September 2016, at the Nnamdi Azikwe...
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    Sports Rio Paralympics: Nigeria Ranks Among Top 10 Countries on Medal Table

    Nigerian athletes are doing the country proud in the ongoing Paralympic Games holding in Brazil. The medal table of the 2016 Summer Paralympics ranks the participating National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) by the number of gold medals won by their athletes during the competition. Below is...
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    Sports ''The Sport Minister is Actually a Psychiatric Patient'' - Nigerians Apologize to Japanese Surgeon

    Japanese surgeon, Dr Katsuya Takasu who donated $390,000 to the Nigeria U-23 Men’s National Team at the just concluded Rio 2016 Olympics has lashed out at Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung and top officials of the sports ministry. Takasu lashed out at the officials after some of them called for...
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    Sports Neymar: I've Silenced My Critics [See Celebration PHOTOS]

    The Barcelona star went into the game haunted by the agony of two years ago, where Brazil were thumped 7-1 by Germany in the semi-finals of the World Cup on home soil. He was absent from that clash having been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament after suffering a broken back against...
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    Sports USA Leads Medal Table at Rio Olympics [SEE TOP 10]

    The United States of America is still in a comfortable lead at the 2016 Rio Olympics with 77 medals in total. Great Britain, China, and Russia occupies the second, third and fourth positions respectively. Meanwhile, Nigeria is yet to win a medal at the Olympics. See top 10 countries below...
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    Sports Nigeria U-23 Team Threatens to Boycott Quarter Final Match Against Denmark

    Nigeria U-23 Olympic team have reportedly shunned training and threatened to boycott tomorrow’s quarter-final match against Denmark unless they are paid the balance of their allowances in Brazil. The team who topped Group B despite going down 2-0 to Colombia Wednesday are following in the...
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    Sports Brazil Ignites the Samba Spirit at Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony [PHOTOS]

    Rio's Olympic Games have officially begun after Friday's Opening Ceremony - a celebration of Brazilian culture featuring Gisele, carnival-style dancing and an elaborate light display. See Photos:
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    Sports Rio Olympics: Russian Diplomat Shoots And Kills Mugger Who Tried to Rob Him

    The Russian vice-consul in Rio de Janeiro shot dead an armed mugger who had tried to hold him up in his car - just after the Olympic torch relay had passed by on the last day before the Rio 2016 opening ceremony. Marcos Cesar Feres Braga, a Brazilian lawyer who holds the vice-consul post at...
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    Sports Buhari is Proud of You - Sports Minister Hails Dream Team VI for Beating Japan 5 - 4

    Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has praised the U-23 team for beating Japan in their opening game at the Rio 2016 Olympics despite arriving in Brazil 7 hours before the game. “I heartily congratulate the national U-23 football team for their outstanding 5-4 victory over Japan in...
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    Sports Nigeria: Dream Team Arrive Brazil

    The Nigerian Olympic football team, has finally arrived in Brazil for the 2016 Rio Olympics. They have landed in Manaus, the venue of their opening match with Japan, Vanguard says.
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    Sports 10 Players to Watch at 2016 Rio Olympics

    The action is about to get underway in Brazil as teams compete to do their countries proud. Nigerian Bulletin runs through the 10 footballers you should watch out for at the 2016 Olympic Games. 1. SVEN BENDER (Germany): One of two Bender twins in the Germany squad, the Borussia Dortmund...
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    Sports Rio Olympics: 10 Things You Should Know About Zika Virus Before Heading to Brazil

    Zika is full of surprises. The mosquito-borne virus has captured international attention since the outbreak in Brazil early in 2015, and is now active in 60 countries around the world. Just as the 2016 Rio Olympics is about to kick-off, athletes, spectators, officials and other who would visit...
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    Sports Rio de Janeiro: 10 Amazing Facts You May Not Know About the Olympic City

    The Olympic Games is just around the corner with millions of sport lovers expected to land in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro. As we get closer to the Olympics it is good to know some interesting facts about the Olympic City. Here are 10 things you should know about Rio de Janeiro: 1...
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    Sports Olympic Sailing Ramp Collapses in Rio de Janeiro

    The main ramp of Marina da Gloria, the sailing venue of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, has partially collapsed, raising further questions about the quality of construction in the Olympic host city. Philip Wilkinson, a spokesman for the Rio 2016 organising committee, said high tides and stormy...
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    Sports Nigeria’s 4x400m Women’s Relay Team Disqualified From Rio 2016 Olympics

    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has disqualified Nigerian Athlete Tosin Adeloye from participating in the 2016 Olympics scheduled to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to Complete Sports, Adeloye was disqualified after she tested positive to a...
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    Sports Mikel To Captain Team Nigeria at Rio Olympics

    Super Eagles star, John Obi Mikel has been named the Team Nigeria captain for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The sports ministry in Nigeria stated that the Chelsea midfielder has been picked as he is regarded as “a role model to the upcoming athletes.” The 29-year-old is...
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    Sports Rio Athletes' Village Opens as Brazil Reserves 42 Condoms Per Athlete

    With a record number of condoms allocated and air-conditioners in every bedroom, Rio's athletes village starts welcoming Olympians on Sunday. The new apartment towers built to house 11,000 athletes and 6,000 coaches during Rio's Games are being called basic, even austere. "The athletes are...
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    Sports Dalung Summons AFN Staff Who Told Athletes to Fund Their Way to Rio Olympics

    The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has summoned the Secretary, Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Olumide Bamiduro, to explain the ticket scandal that rocked the social media at the weekend. A statement by the minster’s Special Adviser on Media, Nneka Anibeze, said on Sunday in...
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    Sports Rio Olympics: Nigerian Athletes Beg for Fund on Social Media

    Some Nigerian athletes billed to participate in track and field events at the Olympics, on Friday, took to various social media platforms and online crowd-sourced funding platforms to solicit for funds to fly them to the competition. Some of the athletes who could not hide the shame of...
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    Entertainment Katy Perry’s Releases Rio 2016 Olympics Anthem “Rise” [VIDEO]

    Pop singer, Katy Perry has released a song that will be used as the anthem for the 2016 Rio olympics. The new song is titled ‘Rise’. Speaking via her Instagram on the song's release, Katy Perry said, “This is a song that’s been brewing inside me for years, that has finally come to the surface...