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Commonwealth Games: “Chika Amalaha Testing Positive Was As A Result Of Zobo Drink” – Coach

Nigeria’s Chika Amalaha was stripped of her win shortly after she tested positive for drugs. Treasurer of Nigeria Weighlifting Coaches Association, Andrew Ekanem has revealed that Chika Amalaha, who was stripped of her gold medal after testing positive to a banned substance at the just concluded Commonwealth Games, might have allegedly got the prohibited substance…

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Nigerian Commonwealth Team Eighth Overall, To Be Welcomed By Mr President & Sports Minister

The Sports Minister said the President will receive the team. According to Premium Times, Team Nigeria to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, finished eighth on the final medal tables for the multi sports event. A string of silver medals on the penultimate day of the competition and the stripping of teenage Weightlifter, Chika…

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Nigerian Gold Medalist, Chika Amalaha Suspended From The Commonwealth Games After Testing Positive For Drugs

This isn’t good… According to Daily Mail, the future of weightlifting as a core sport in the Commonwealth Games programme has again been thrown into doubt after Nigerian 53kg gold medalist Chika Amalaha tested positive for drugs. The 16-year-old Nigerian has been provisionally suspended pending the results of a ‘B’ sample after traces of diuretics…

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Commonwealth Games: “This Silver Is More Precious Than Gold” – Obioma Okoli On Winning With Injuries

Obioma’s die-hard, resilient spirit pushed her into competing… and ‘winning’. With her precious silver medal dangling on her chest, she beams her toothpaste smile as she acknowledged banters from her colleagues. “I’ve never felt this good in my career”, Obioma Okoli winner of Nigeria’s silver medal in Weightlifting at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow…

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Nigerian Athlete, Blessing Okagbare Wins Gold In Women’s 100M Race At The Commonwealth Games

Bringing home the Gold… Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare sensationally became the Commonwealth Games champion last night when she ran 10.85 seconds to beat the pack that included Jamaican duo of Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart who took the silver and bronze in 11.03 and 11.07 respectively, reports Vanguard. On the stands cheering was Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan…

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Nigeria Wins 6 Medals From Weightlifting At The Commonwealth Games

The rise and rise of ‘team Nigeria’ According to Vanguard, Oluwatoyin Adesanmi won another gold medal for Nigeria at the Commonwealth Games in the women’s 63kg weightlifting yesterday, July 27 2014. The African championship silver medallist pushed Commonwealth No.1 and compatriot Obioma Okoli into the silver position. India’s Punam Yadav, the youngest lifter at 19,…

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Mark Jelks And Blessing Okagbare Make Nigeria Proud At The Commonwealth Games

Nigeria is definitely doing great at the Commonwealth Games. Nigerian athletes started on a good note on Sunday as they booked semi-final tickets at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. According to Punch,reigning Nigeria champion Mark Jelks in Heat 3 in 10.28 seconds to qualify for the semi-finals which hold on Monday. Jelks went into…

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Nigerian 17-Year-Old, Chika Amalaha Brings Home First Gold At The Commonwealth Games

This is Nigeria’s first Gold at the Games. The Minister of Sports, Mr Tammy Danagogo on Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland, expressed satisfaction with the performance of Team Nigeria athletes at ongoing Commonwealth Games. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Nigerian weightlifter; Nkechi Opara won bronze on the first day of events in the…

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First Female Nigerian Table Tennis Umpire, Cecilia Arinye To Officiate At The Commonwealth Games

Celicia encourages other Nigerians to be up and doing in order to be considered for the position in future. Cecilia Arinye, the first female Nigerian table tennis umpire to be invited to officiate at the Commonwealth Games, on Monday attributed her nomination to hard work. Arinye, a blue badge umpire, told the News Agency of…

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