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LeBron James Hits Billionaire Status

Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James has become the first active NBA player to make the Forbes billionaires list. According to Forbes ranking, James the 37 years old is the world's second highest-paid athlete before footballer Lionel Messi.

NBBF Crisis: FG Appoints Interim Management Committee

The Federal Government (FG) has set up an Interim Management Committee to oversee Nigerian basketball amidst the lingering leadership crisis in the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF). This was disclosed on Monday in a statement signed by the Director, Press Relations of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Mohammed Manga.

21st National Sports Festival To Hold November 2022

The Federal Government has approved November 2nd and 15th, 2022 for the 21st National Sports Festival (NSF) in Asaba, Delta State. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare disclosed this on Monday in Asaba during the extraordinary National Council on Sports meeting and inauguration of the LOC for hosting the NSF. The minister said Delta State was the best host for the NSF, commending Governor Ifeanyi Okowa's contributions to sports development in the state and Nigeria at large.

Paralympics Ends Abruptly After Russia Ban

The 2022 Winter Paralympics, commonly known as Beijing 2022, has been officially declared closed on Sunday, following the bans issued to both Russian and Belarusian athletes, and also China's stance in the Russia/Ukraine War. At the “Bird’s Nest” stadium, Beijing on Sunday, China handed over the Paralympics flag to the next host, Italy.

Just In: Blessing Okagbare Gets 10-year Ban For Doping

Nigerian top sprinter, Blessing Okagbare has Friday been slammed with a 10-year ban for doping, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced. Okagbare was suspended from the Tokyo Olympics last year on the eve of the women's 100m semi-finals after testing positive for human growth hormone (Hgh) at an out-of-competition drug test in Slovakia in July 2021. “The Disciplinary Tribunal has banned Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare for a total of 10 years,” AIU said in a statement.

World Record Holder Agnes Tirop Found Dead At Her Home In kenya

Kenya’s world record holder Agnes Tirop, two-times a world championship bronze medalist, has been found dead at her home. The 25-year-old distance runner represented Kenya in the 5,000m event at the Tokyo Olympics and finished fourth in the final after clocking 14:39.62. The country’s athletic body said in a statement on Wednesday said Kenya has lost a jewel. They added that they are still investigating the circumstances surrounding her death, with crime scene investigators at her house on Wednesday. “Athletics Kenya are this afternoon distraught to learn about the untimely death of World 10,000m bronze medalist Agnes Tirop.” “We are still working to unearth more details surrounding her demise. Kenya has lost a jewel who was one of the fastest-rising athletics giants on the international stage, thanks to her eye-catching performances on the track.”

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