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Simona Halep [Photo credit: YouTube]

Tennis: Coronavirus forces cancellation of 2020 Wimbledon

The organisers had hoped to hold off making a final decision for a few more weeks

Former Olympic Marseille's boss, Pape Diouf. [PHOTO CREDIT: Brila.net]

Former Olympic Marseille’s boss, Pape Diouf, dies of Coronavirus

Diouf was the first black president of a first-level European club when he took the leadership at Marseille in 2005.

One of Nigeria’s renowned power-lifters and star at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Ndidi Nwosu

Nigerian paralympic gold medalist Ndidi Nwosu is dead

It was at the Commonwealth Games that she sustained an injury which affected her spine.

The Olympic Rings stand in front of the flags of Nations in the Olympic Park in Sochi.. Picture date: Monday February 3, 2014. See PA story OLYMPICS Sochi. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire.

Coronavirus: Japan, IOC agree to postpone 2020 Olympics

The latest date the Olympic Games will be held is summer 2021.

The Olympic Rings stand in front of the flags of Nations in the Olympic Park in Sochi.. Picture date: Monday February 3, 2014. See PA story OLYMPICS Sochi. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire.

Coronavirus: Japan not considering postponing 2020 Olympics – Official

Japan is billed to host the Olympic holding between July 24 to August 9, 2020.

Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development [PHOTO CREDIT: @SundayDareSD]

Nigeria postpones National Sports Festival over coronavirus

Before this official announcement, there had been calls in different quarters to postpone the National Sports Festival.

South Africa’s Caster Semenya

Semenya switches to 200m in bid to compete at Tokyo Olympics

Semenya is a double Olympic gold medallist in the 800 metres.

Cyclers used to tell the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: The National]

Six more coronavirus cases linked to UAE Tour

Six individuals diagnosed with coronavirus include two Russians, two Italians, one German and one Colombian.

Joshua-Ayannaike

Nigeria Cricket team gets new captain

The new captain is relishing his new challenge and says he would be equal to the task.

Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua to fight Kubrat Pulev in London

This will be Joshua’s first fight in the UK since beating Alexander Povetkin at Wembley in September 2018.

Funke-Oshonaike

Table Tennis: Oshonaike sets African record, qualifies for seventh Olympics

Fellow Nigerian, Offiong Edem, also qualifies for the Tokyo Olympics.

Coco Gauff (PHOTO: essentiallysports.com)

American tennis sensation Gauff breaks into top 50 at age 15

Gauff continued her dramatic rise by reaching the fourth round on her Australian Open debut.

Elizabeth Anyanacho. CREDIT: ACL Sports]

Nigeria’s Anyanacho clinches Tokyo 2020 Olympics ticket

The result had made Elizabeth the first Nigerian female to qualify for the Taekwondo event of the Olympics in 16 years.

Nigeria Wrestling Federation

Team Nigeria win nine medals in weightlifting championship in Uzbekistan

The competition is one of the qualifiers for the 2020 Olympics scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan.

Nigerian football pitch used to tell the story.

Edo 2020: Five mini-stadia ready for National Sports Festival – Official

The five mini-stadia are part of the 20 mini-stadia being constructed by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration.

Oyinlomo Quadre (L) all smiles with Nahia Berecoechea. Quadre also came close to securing the girls doubles title, but fell just short in the super tiebreaker alongside Salma Loudili, her partner.

Nigeria’s Quadre clinches ITF title in Pretoria

Nigeria Tennis Federation President, Ifedayo Akindoju, expressed delight at the development.

Nigeria’s D’Tigress qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Nigerian team qualified despite losing 64-70 to host-Serbia in their second group game.

Running couple Emmanuel Gyang and his wife, Deborah Pam at the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

Meet The Couple Who Emerged Champions At Lagos Marathon

Gyan and Pam would be proud of the efforts that have brought them N3m each.

Queen Uboh, President, Nigerian Para-Powerlifting Federation

President, Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation, resigns

The seven-day Abuja 2020 Para-Powerlifting World Championship, ended on Friday.

Aisha Buhari unveils clothing line for para powerlifting 2020 World Cup

Mrs Buhari expressed satisfaction with the level of preparedness for the games commencing next week.

Kobe Bryant [PHOTO CREDIT: @kobebryant]

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa and their four daughters

Anthony Joshua poses with President Buhari and Jeofrey Onyeama, Foreign Affairs Minister, in a picture.

Anthony Joshua meets Buhari in London

Buhari congratulated Joshua for regaining his world championship belt, as well as putting Nigeria “on the world map again

Cycling Team Nigeria

Cycling: Team Nigeria win gold, silver at African Track Championship

Grace Ayuba and Mary Samuel won gold and silver for Nigeria.

Nigerian National volley ball team playing volleyball. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Times Nigeria]

Team Nigeria crashes out of 2020 Olympic’s volleyball qualifiers

The Kenyan team has now qualified to represent Africa in the 2020 Olympics Game.

Philes Moora Ongori in Rotterdam Marathon

Top runners set for action at Lagos City Marathon

52 elite runners from five continents will be participating in the 2020 Lagos Marathon.