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61st independence: 3 great things Nigeria achieved in sport in the past one year

October 1, 2021 marks Nigeria's 61st Independence anniversary. The country gained freedom from Britain in 1960 after many years of colonisation. Nigeria participated in many sports both on the continent and globally in the past one year with some few achievements. Though Nigeria could have done better especially at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, the little achievements are worth talking about as we hope to do better in the next one year.

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61st independence: 3 great things Nigeria achieved in sport in the past one year

TRAVEL

Two Architectural Designs Which Make China The Master Of Technology

When talking about some of the most developed countries in the world today, China will surely be on the podium of recognition. China is located in Eastern Asia and with over 1.4 billion people they stand as the gaint of the world in terms of Population. The Chinese have been able to use their high manpower to the development of their country both economically and infrastructurally, And you would all agree with me when I say the Chinese are masters of architectural technology.

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Two Architectural Designs Which Make China The Master Of Technology

SPORTS

Nigerian Lady, Latifat Won The First Gold For The Country At The Ongoing Tokyo Olympics [See Photos]

Young Nigerian lady, Latifah Tijani has gone viral as she won the first Gold for the country at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Whether you’re an athlete, a volunteer, a fan or a first-timer, there’s a place for you to express yourself at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Nigerian Lady, Latifat Won The First Gold For The Country At The Ongoing Tokyo Olympics [See Photos]

SPORTS

Is It A New Beginning For Nigeria In Olympics As Hijab Wearing Lady Won Nigeria's 1st Gold Medal?

No matter where you come from, the State, community, or village, no matter who you are, or the religion you practice, never be afraid or ashamed of showing it. This will give you freedom of mind to achieve greater heights in life because you won't have any restrictions.

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Is It A New Beginning For Nigeria In Olympics As Hijab Wearing Lady Won Nigeria's 1st Gold Medal?

SPORTS

4 Female International Athletes Who Wear Hijab During Competition

In Islam, it is obligatory for women to cover their hair hence when also participating in a tournament they will have to follow the religious rule. To avoid discrimination many hide their religious rules in other to participate but they are some women who fought and made sure their religion are been considered.

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4 Female International Athletes Who Wear Hijab During Competition

SPORTS

Four Footballers Who Have Won An Olympic Gold Medal

The Olympic Games took place in Tokyo earlier this year. It was intially scheduled to take place last year. However, it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many athletes dream of participating in the Olympics. We even have some football stars who have won an Olympic gold medal during their professional career.

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Four Footballers Who Have Won An Olympic Gold Medal

SPORTS

How Much Athletes Get Paid For Winning Medals In Olympics?

According to the Independent UK, winning a gold, silver, or bronze medal is the reward for years of sacrifice and training sessions hidden from the public gaze. But none of the competitors that are taking part in the Tokyo Olympics are being paid by the organisers for their participation in the $15.4 billion event.

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How Much Athletes Get Paid For Winning Medals In Olympics?

SPORTS

Deji Adeyanju Reacts After D'Tigress Threatened To Boycott FIBA World Cup Qualifier

Popular Nigerian political activist, Deji Adeyanju has reacted after Nigerian female basketball team, D'Tigress threatened to boycott FIBA World Cup qualifiers over poor treatment from Sports Ministry.Image credit: Google According to PUNCH, the players accused Caretaker Chairman of the NBBF, Musa Ahmadu-Kida for neglecting them during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the 2021 Afrobasket which they won.

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Deji Adeyanju Reacts After D'Tigress Threatened To Boycott FIBA World Cup Qualifier

SPORTS

3 Times That Nigerian Sport Teams Have Been Embarrassed This Year

1) Public bus embarrassment Few weeks ago, a video went viral across social media which showed the moment a man was harassing the Nigerian women's team. According to the video, the man could be heard shouting angrily at the players that they chose to represent Nigeria.

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3 Times That Nigerian Sport Teams Have Been Embarrassed This Year

SPORTS

5 Best Sports For Girls

Sports are no longer gender-based nowadays. Not only boys but more and more girls are participating in sports and representing their nations at the international level. I have accumulated the 6 best sports that girls should play along with the reason why they should play it. 5.

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5 Best Sports For Girls

LIFESTYLE

5 Courageous Ways To Live A Life Without Any Regret

We all have something stored in our memory banks of the past that we wish we could have done differently, or something we wish we didn’t do. As we get older we learn and grow, but that doesn’t mean we have to regret what we did before we learned how to do things differently.

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5 Courageous Ways To Live A Life Without Any Regret

SEX-RELATIONSHIP

Here Are 6 Things That Happy Couples Do To Maintain a Healthy Relationship

Do you know that there are certain things that happy couples do differently to maintain a peaceful home and healthy relationship? If you're not aware, then check out the ones I will list below to strengthen your relationship. 1. Happy couples compromise: For you to have a happy relationship with your spouse, you need to be considerate and flexible while taking decisions which concern you both.

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Here Are 6 Things That Happy Couples Do To Maintain a Healthy Relationship

SPORTS

14 Medals In Six Weeks: How Nigerian Women Honoured The Country With Medals

2021 has been a glorious year for Nigeria in athletics and track and field events. From the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo to the World Athletics U-20 Championships in Nairobi, Nigeria has made a name for itself. In six weeks, the country has won 19 medals.

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14 Medals In Six Weeks: How Nigerian Women Honoured The Country With Medals

SPORTS

Why playing the World Cup once in two years will affect players, fans and FIFA

FIFA recently invited the top Footballing Federations in the World to discuss the possibility of a biennial World Cup tournament. The idea has been on the table for a while now. There are final agreements to be made before it is made official. The reality of hosting a World Cup tournament may seem fantastic and thrilling at first, but closer investigation reveals the impending problems for everyone involved.

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Why playing the World Cup once in two years will affect players, fans and FIFA

SPORTS

Nigeria At 61: A Look At Some Of The Country's Achievements In Sports

Nigeria turned 61 on Friday, October 1, 2021. The country has made giant strides in the sports sector. Just as a person would take stock after getting a year older, we look at some of Nigeria's major achievements in sports since it gained independence Nigeria's Dick Tiger set the pace for the Nigeria's numerous achievements in sports when he beat Wilf Greaves in November 1960 to win the Middleweight Championship of the British Empire.

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Nigeria At 61: A Look At Some Of The Country's Achievements In Sports

SPORTS

Jacob Lamont: Italy's fastest man

The Italian sprinter and long jumper, out of the blues stood tall among the rest in his Olympics debut winning his first two medals at the Tokyo Olympics both in the 100 meters and 200 meters. Before his emergence into the world of athletics, he is already a European champion in 60 metres.

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Jacob Lamont: Italy's fastest man

SPORTS

The Jamaicans' exploits at Wanda Diamond League meeting

At the Wanda Diamond League meeting, there were a lot of records broken as some athletic stars at the ninth edition pulled up sterling performances with their personal best acting as a receipt of the ninth edition of the league meeting. Some of the athletes have earlier compete in some events in the past, like the Diamond League meeting in Eugene, even at the Olympics, as the preparation for the forthcoming Paris 2024 turns on.

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The Jamaicans' exploits at Wanda Diamond League meeting

SPORTS

10 Medals In Tokyo: Athletes Who Won Medals For Nigeria At The Paralympics

Since 1992 when Nigeria first appeared at the Paralympics, the country has won over 80 medals at the games. At the 2020 Paralympics games in Tokyo, Nigeria has ended their campaign with 10 medals. We take a look at the medalists and how they won Team Nigeria clinched its first gold medal when Latifat Tijani won gold in the women's 45k powerlifting event.

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10 Medals In Tokyo: Athletes Who Won Medals For Nigeria At The Paralympics

SOCIETY

Olympic Hero gifted her Uncle a house for raising her.

The popular saying that it is good to be kind was manifested by the kind gesture of Peres who gifted her Uncle a house for his kindness toward her. Peres Chepchirchir is a Kenyan athlete who has been taking part in long-distance contests. She won a gold medal for Kenya in the just concluded 2021 Tokyo Olympics in the women's marathon.

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Olympic Hero gifted her Uncle a house for raising her.

SPORTS

UEFA expresses grave reservations over FIFA's biennial World Cup intentions.

UEFA has expressed "grave reservations" over FIFA's proposal for a biannual World Cup, claiming that those pushing the concept have excluded parties from conversations about the proposed schedule. FIFA has suggested a major shift to world football, with the World Cup being hosted every two years, and UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has already stated that if the change is implemented, Europe may boycott the tournament.

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UEFA expresses grave reservations over FIFA's biennial World Cup intentions.