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News Nigeria » Sports: Sports Directors canvass Federal Government’s intervention in comatose textiles industry

News channel or source: https://guardian.ng/sport/sports-directors-canvass-federal-governments-intervention-in-comatose-textiles-industry/
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

Irked by the sorry state of the nation’s industrial sector, the Forum of Directors of Sports in Nigeria has urged the Federal Government to deploy the monies recovered from looters in reviving the moribund textile industry to create jobs for teeming youths.

News Nigeria » Sports: Nigeria's first-ever bobsled team prepares triumphant Olympic arrival

News channel or source: https://sports.yahoo.com/nigerias-first-ever-bobsled-team-prepares-triumphant-olympic-arrival-044402788.html
Publication date: Sunday 11 February 2018

And they went back to Nigeria, where they received heroes’ welcomes and launched a plan to get Nigerian athletes into a bobsled pipeline to help grow the sport across the country. “Going back to Nigeria meant so much,” Adigun says. “The reception ...

News Nigeria » Sports: 'The Dream Has Been Realized’: Simidele Adeagbo Becomes Nigeria’s First Winter Olympics Athlete

News channel or source: https://www.si.com/olympics/2018/02/16/simidele-adeagbo-skeleton-nigeria-winter-games-history
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

Not only for the people of Nigeria and the people of Africa, but globally. I think we need representation in this sport. I think we need to break barriers in this sport and I think me being the first black, African, Nigerian female to be here, makes a ...

News Nigeria » Sports: Nigeria's first bobsled team running for pride and legacy

News channel or source: http://www.phillytrib.com/sports/nigeria-s-first-bobsled-team-running-for-pride-and-legacy/article_34b45869-b9a7-5b09-8819-6ffab8675841.html
Publication date: Friday 09 February 2018

But they wouldn’t just be newcomers to the sport. The trio will represent Nigeria as the country fields its first-ever bobsled team at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The team is also a first, men’s or women’s, for the entire continent of Africa.

News Nigeria » Sports: From Israel to Nigeria, sliders somehow found Pyeongchang

News channel or source: http://www.oaoa.com/sports/article_7ab6cf4e-7fe4-5e08-8b9f-50774b36f908.html
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

Nigeria has Olympians in women's bobsledding and women's skeleton ... had no idea what he was doing his first few times on a sled and was told he wouldn't last two years in the sport. He recalled all that while standing near the Olympic rings this week ...

News Nigeria » Sports: How Three Women Living in Texas Built Nigeria's First Women's Bobsled Team

News channel or source: http://www.complex.com/sports/2018/02/nigerian-womens-bobsled-team-winter-olympics
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

Can you imagine teaching yourself a sport, with few of the necessary resources, and becoming good enough at it to compete against the world’s most elite athletes in a little over a year? It’s the definition of “started from the bottom now we here ...

News Nigeria » Sports: The Latest: Nigeria's 1st bobsled team ready to compete

News channel or source: http://wcfcourier.com/sports/olympics/the-latest-nigeria-s-st-bobsled-team-ready-to-compete/article_eceec7f7-4111-5733-8c92-4c4d282ffdf8.html
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

They were born in America, but members of Nigeria's first-ever bobsled team say they're representing ... decided to try his hand at cross-country skiing. He only picked up the sport within the last two years, but managed to qualify for the games on his ...

News Nigeria » Sports: Nigeria's Adeagbo has bumpy ride into Olympic history

News channel or source: http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/22465210/nigeria-adeagbo-bumpy-ride-olympic-history
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

with Nigeria's Simidele Adeagbo sliding in heats one and two on Friday evening in PyeongChang, ending in 20th position. Adeagbo, who only took up the sport six months ago, recorded times of 54.19s and 54.58s on an extremely cold night at the track ...

News Nigeria » Sports: Simidele Adeagbo Competing On Nigeria's First-Ever Winter Olympic Team

News channel or source: http://www.milesplit.com/articles/233245-simidele-adeagbo-competing-on-nigerias-first-ever-winter-olympic-team
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

That's when she heard of a push to put together Nigeria's first bobsled team ... and I was able to transfer those skills into a new sport, skeleton. "I think that's really fast-tracked my learning. Each day, I've committed myself to learning the sport ...

News Nigeria » Sports: 5 Facts About Skeleton, the Most Mysterious Winter Olympics Sport

News channel or source: https://www.self.com/story/facts-about-skeleton-winter-olympics-sport
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

Both sports require helmets. 2. Skeleton is much more complicated ... Seven of those nations (Belgium, China, Ghana, Jamaica, Netherlands, Nigeria, and Ukraine) are first-time Olympic skeleton entrants. As for Team USA, Thrillist reports that we have ...