Rio 2016 Olympic Update: Nigerian Football Team beats Honduras to grab the Olympic bronze medal

Sadiq Umar scored a pair of goals and Nigeria won the Olympic bronze medal by holding off Honduras 3-2 on Saturday at Mineirao Stadium. It was Nigeria’s third Olympic medal in men’s soccer. The African nation won gold at the 1996 Atlanta Games with a 3-2 victory over Argentina. The team fell to Argentina in […]

Amazing: Meet the 74year old “Grandma-Coach” behind the 400m world record of South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk.

The most unbelievable race of the 2016 Olympics had an unbelievable woman behind it. And she wasn’t even on the track. South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk stunned everyone when he convincingly won the 400-meter race from Lane 8, a blind position, and shattered Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old world record in the process. His winning time was […]

Rio 2016 Olympic Update: South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk breaks world record to win 400m Gold Medal.

South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk broke Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old 400m world record to sensationally win Olympic gold at Rio 2016. The 24-year-old finished in 43.03 seconds, 0.15 quicker than the time Johnson clocked in Seville in 1999. Grenada’s Kirani James, the London 2012 champion, finished 0.73 behind to take the silver medal, with American LaShawn […]

Rio 2016 Olympic Update: Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba knocks out Trinidad and Tobago’s Nigel Paul to get to quarter-finals.

Nigeria’s only hope and sole representative in the boxing event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Efe Ajagba, is through to the quarter-finals. Ajagba qualified for the quarter-finals in emphatic style as he knocked out Trinidad and Tobago’s Nigel Paul in round one to progress into the last eight. Ajagba, who told Premium Times before […]

Rio 2016 Olympics Update: Usain Bolt wins 100m gold at 9.81 seconds to set new three-peat record.

Usain Bolt completed a historic three-peat, winning gold in the 100-metre final Sunday in Rio. Canada’s Andre De Grasse captured bronze. Bolt won the race in 9.81 seconds, followed by American Justin Gatlin at 9.89 and De Grasse at a personal-best 9.91. De Grasse out-leaned Yohan Blake at the finish to reach the podium, edging […]

Rio 2016 Olympic Updates: Meet the Nigeria’s Medal Hopes. (Mozia and Okagbare lead Nigeria’s Medal Quest)

Sprinter Blessing Okagbare-Ighteguonor and Shot Putter Stephen Mozia will spearhead Nigeria’s challenge for medals as the track and field event of the 31st Olympic Games starts on Friday at the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange in Rio, Brazil. Okagbare is Nigeria’s sole hope for a podium finish on the track while Mozia looks the most promising […]

Rio 2016 Olympic Update: Nigeria’s Quadri beats Chinese Chuang Chihyuan to qualify for the Table Tennis Quater-Finals

Motivated by the inspiration of legend Segun Toriola, Aruna Quadri yesterday defied all odds to demystify one of the tournament’s favourites, Chinese Taipei’s Chuang Chih-Yuan with a 4-0 bashing to berth in the fourth round of the men’s singles of the table tennis event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. For making it to the […]

Nigerian D’Tigers has lost their first game against Argentina in the Rio Olympic Basketball

Nigerian Basketball team, D’Tigers has lost their game against Argentina by 66-94 in their first Group B match in Men’s Olympic Basketball played earlier on Monday morning. Nigeria’s Ebi Ere scored 14 of those points while Diogu added 15 points. Their next game will be against Lithuania on Tuesday. Pictures below show the players in […]

Cambodian Marathon Runner Neko Hiroshi celebrates birthday at the Olympics Games Village in Brazil.

While the Cambodian Representatives are warming up for their outing at the Rio Olympics in Brazil, Monday 8th August 2016 features some celebration as Marathon runner Neko Hiroshi celebrated his birthday with team mates at the Games Village in Brazil. Born on August 8th, 1977 in Ichihara, Chiba. Neko Hiroshi is a Japanese-born owarai comedian […]

Cambodia’s medal hope Sorn Seavmey ‘proud’ to be Kingdom’s flagbearer

Cambodia’s medal hope Sorn Seavmey will share a historic moment with some of the world’s greatest sports personalities when she steps into the majestic Maracana stadium today as the Kingdom’s flag and placard bearer during the Parade of Nations as part of the spectacular Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony. The 20-year old Seavmey will […]