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A month before 2022 Winter Games, Beijing enacts COVID ‘closed loop’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Thomas Peter, REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins. BEIJING, Jan 5 (Reuters) – With a month to go before the start of the Beijing Winter Olympics organisers have begun a “closed-loop” operation to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak among Games participants from leaking into China’s general public. The 2022 Games, which open on Feb. 4, are set Read More…

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We will fuse sports with education in Lagos schools — LSSC

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: YNaija, Guardian Nigeria. The Lagos State government has announced plans to fuse education and sports in its schools, with a view to revamping School Sports in the state, the Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Mr Sola Aiyepeku, has said. Aiyepeku, who stated  this at a stakeholders’ meeting in Lagos, was quoted by Read More…

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Lagos Sports Commission to reintegrate sports into school curriculum, says Aiyepeku

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Sola Aiyepeku, says the commission is planning to reintegrate sports into the school curriculum. Aiyepeku speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos commended the State Government for being proactive to sports development. “Our key areas of focus for 2021 are : Read More…

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Lagos unveils sports activities for Year 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Sola Aiyepeku, has unveiled sporting activities for the Year 2021 Calendar. Speaking at an interactive session with Sports journalists, on Tuesday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, the Chairman stated that in line with COVID-19 protocols, the State Government planned to introduce a Summer Camp where Read More…

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National Sports Festival postponed again to Valentine’s Day 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The National Council on Sports (NCS) has approved the postponement of the National Sports Festival (NSF) again from Jan. to Feb. 14 – 28, 2021 in Edo State, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Gabriel Aduda, announced in Abuja. The Council, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Youth and Sports Read More…

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Ikpeba urges FG to do more on grassroots sports development, infrastructure

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Stears. Ex-international Victor Ikpeba has urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts in developing sports at the grassroots and providing infrastructure in order to produce more football stars in the country. Ikpeba told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that governments at all levels needed to give sports development at the grassroots the Read More…

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LSSC unveils post-COVID-19 pandemic plans for sports in Lagos

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Chukwurah Charles/Signature56. The Director-General of Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Oluwatoyin Gafar, on Wednesday said the state was already planning ahead of the post-COVID-19 era of sports activities with some programmes already lined up. Gafar in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that the sports commission would commence the Read More…

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Fewer fans, increased costs “new normal’’ for clubs in post COVID-19 world

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reduction in stadium capacities, improved ventilation systems and mobile payment for tickets and drinks are some of the measures football clubs may have to be looking at now. According to a study, football clubs may have to implement these new measures while designing stadiums in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, conducted by Read More…

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Sports, key to unity, national development — Buhari

Reading Time: 2 minutes President Muhammadu Buhari has described sports as crucial to fostering unity and national development of the country. The president said this on Friday in Abuja at the formal unveiling of the renamed Moshood Abiola Stadium and exhibition to mark the 2020 June 12, Democracy Day. The president, represented by the Minister of Federal Capital Territory Read More…

Athletics COVID19 Sports

World Athletics publishes COVID19 outbreak prevention guidelines for competition organisers

Reading Time: < 1 minutes World Athletics, the athletics’ global governing body, has  published a set of health and safety guidelines to assist competition organisers. The aim is to minimise the risk of spreading the coronavirus when staging in-stadium outdoor events during the current pandemic. A statement on the body’s website read that the guidelines were drafted by World Athletics’ Read More…