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The ups and downs of the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London - Usain Bolt and others.

It was a championship of upsets, and we would focus on the major upsets at the competition: Usain Bolt finishing 3rd in the 100m; Elaine Thompson not finishing on the podium; neither of Allyson Felix nor Shaunae Miller-Uibo winning the 400m; Mo Farah losing his 5000m title; Yulimar Rojas winning the Triple Jump ahead of Caterine Ibarguen; Ryan Crouser not finishing on the podium; Sally Pearson winning the 100m Hurdles ahead of Harrison; Kori Carter winning the women’s 400m Hurdles; Ramil...


GAW S2 EP5 - Review of Rabat, Lausanne and London Diamond Leagues. World U18 Championships analyzed

A few shocking and disappointing performances were recorded. Blessing Okagbare seems to have been picking up at the right time. Elaine Thompson put up a fierce performance against Marie Talou. Shaunae Miller put up a winning performance, while Caster Semenya really trailed. Nigel Amos also bouncing back at the right time. What are the potentials of Andre DeGrasse at the World Champs in the 200m. Conseslus Kipruto did not win his Steeplechase event. A new champion emerged.


NAW S2 EP5 - 2017 National Championships, Nigeria’s absence from Kenya and the Warri Grand Prix.

We talking about the National Championships which held at the National Stadium, Abuja. What were the highlight moments, who were those that made the headlines? We share our thoughts on Nigeria’s absence from the World under 18 Later in the week the Warri Grand Prix [...]


NAW S2 EP4: The National Junior Trials and ensuing Team Nigeria’s absence in Algeria reviewed, National Senior Trials previewed and fresh AFN Elections announced

After the AFN election that saw a new president emerge, the Appeals Committee has come to nullify it and call for a new presidential election. We also review the first ever AFN/MOC National Youth and Junior Champs that was held at the Abuja National Stadium. We then talk about Nigeria being unable to present a team in Algeria, the first time it is happening in ten years, despite us being defending champions from two years ago.


The 2017 Paris Diamond League, US and Jamaican National Trials reviewed.

At the Paris Diamond League, Nijel Amos bounced back to winning ways. Are things shaping up for him before the World Champs? Some upsets happened in the Men’s Javelin, 110m Hurdles, 3000m Steeplechase and women’s 1500m. Do we think they happened by a stroke of luck, or does it signify that things could change ahead of the World Championships? Can the likes of Elaine Thompson, Sam Kendricks, Mutaz Barshim and Chris Taylor extend their unbeaten run to the World Championships? What about a...


GAW Ep 20 - Brussels Diamond League & Great North Run reviewed extensively, WU20 Shot Put Champ Konrad Bukowiecki tests positive for Higenamine.

in the women’s 5000mSandi Morris setting an MR, DLR and American Record in the women’s Pole vault, Conseslus Kipruto in the 3000m Steeplechase, Caster Semenya winning the 400m with a Personal Best (will she be aiming for the 400m/800m double next season? Erik Kynard winning the High Jump (men) and Nafi Thiam (women), etc


NAW Ep15 - Dream Team, Aruna Quadri, Chierika Ukogu light up Team Nigeria’s Rio 2016 Olympics outing at early stages.

We talk about the most impressive team from Sunday night’s competition, the Dream Team. Aruna Quadri’s shocking win against Timo Boll of Germany. Also Chierika Ukogu in the Rowing event who made it to the quarterfinals. We’ll basically focus on athletes who have already started competing, but haven’t been ousted yet. We also focus on the events/athletes who have ended their campaign in Rio such as the Table Tennis players: Segun Toriola, Funke Oshonaike and Offiong Edem. How did they...