Rio 2016: Australia Unveils swimming outfits

THE Australian Olympic team’s chef de mission Kitty Chiller hailed Australia’s aquatic superstars at the launch of the new-look swimming, diving and water polo Rio Olympic uniforms on the Gold Coast.         Chiller praised the “fresh, young and new look team in Rio” as Australia unveiled swimwear with green & gold stripes and shading on swimming’s black racing suits. Cameron McEvoy of Australia wearing his new Speedo federation swim suit. The women’s diving suit has a dark green colour with yellow and white stripes while the women’s water polo is navy blue with green and gold. Chiller also announced the Speedo, the AOC’s longest standing sponsor, had also signed a stunning 12-year extension to take their aquatic sponsorship to the 2028 Olympic Games. Australian athletes Cameron McEvoy, Emma McKeon, Jake Packard, Bronte Barratt (swimming), Maddison Keeney, Domonic Bedggood (diving) and Kelsey Wakefield (water polo) were on hand to model the new uniform on the Gold Coast...

Osimhen: I’m sad my mum isn’t alive to reap from my success

TVC-E  Victor Osimhen, Nigeria and Wolfsburg wonderkid, has revealed his sadness over his mother’s demise at a time when she should be reaping the fruit of her labor. When recently interviewed,Osimhen said in an emotion-laden tone:”I still feel sad knowing full well that my mother is not here to reap from her labour, to eat from what she had suffered for. “It is a sad thing for me but I give God the glory that she is still part of me. And I am happy that my dad is still alive, and taking all the glory. So, I am happy about that.” Osimhen said he was not surprised that he made history by breaking the goal-scoring record at the 2015 FIFA Under-17 World Cup. “It wasn’t a surprise to me because I had been preparing for such a task and I am happy that the coach was there to guide me, and I will...

Siasia invites 30 players as Dream Team VI hits camp

The head coach of Nigeria's under-23 football team, Samson Siasia, on Monday released a list of 30 players for camping in preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. A statement from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in Abuja revealed the invited players are expected to arrive at the Star-view Hotel in Abuja on Tuesday with their international passports,and commence training on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2016 Olympics will hold in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from Aug. 5 to Aug. 21. BELOW IS THE FULL LIST OF INVITED PLAYERS: 1. Emmanuel Daniel (Rangers) 2. Yusuf Mohammed (Kano Pillars) 3. Daniel Emmanson (Akwa United) 4. Omasteye Alex (First Bank) 5. Sincere Seth (Rhapsody FC) 6. Oduduwa Segun (Nath FC) 7. Obanor Erhun (MFM FC) 8. Ahamefule Chizoba (Abia Warriors) 9. Ndifreke Effiong (Abia Warriors) 10. Chima Akas (Enyimba FC) 11. Timothy Danladi (Katsina United) 12. Stanley Okorom (MFM FC) 13. Harrison Ibukun (Akwa United) 14. Ubong Ekpai (Akwa United) 15. David Itoho (Nath FC) 16....

Siasia returns to Nigerian Olympic team

Coach Samson Siasia will resume with the Nigeria Olympic team on Monday in Abuja, after taking temporary charge of the Super Eagles for the AFCON qualifiers against Egypt. The Olympic team with assistant coach Fatai Amoo in temporary charge, stunned hosts Brazil in a Rio Olympics warm-up last week. The Nigeria Football Federation  commended Siasia for his work with the Eagles, and pledged to support him to win Olympic Gold in Brazil in August. Players from the domestic league are expected in this training camp. The draw for the Rio Olympics will be staged in Rio on April 14....

Rio Olympic Games : D’tigers draw Argentina, Spain, Brazil

TVC E, SPORTS - Nigeria's senior basketball team D'tigers have been drawn in group B of the 2016 Olympic Games basketball competition. D'tigers will contend against Argentina, Spain and Brazil in the preliminary round of the Olympics. According to world basketball governing body, FIBA, six teams will be in each group, but only nine have qualified so far. The remaining three countries will go through a qualifying tournament scheduled to hold in June. In Group A, basketball power house - The United states will contend against Venezuela, China and Australia. The Nigerian basketball team appeared at the Olympic games for the first time in 2012....

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