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AthleticsAfrica wins 2011 SABC-Telkom-Highway Africa New Media Award

Submitted by Motunde Smith … on 21 September 2011 - 6:03pm

AthleticsAfrica's Editor, Yomi Omogbeja, has been awarded the SABC-Telkom-Highway Africa New Media Awards 2011 (Individual Category) for the “Innovative use of New Media in Africa” Journalism at the prestigious gala dinner and awards ceremony held in Cape Town, South Africa on Sunday September 18, 2011.

Day 2 - Results of 4th Commonwealth Youth Games, Douglas, Isle of Man - Sept 10, 2011

Submitted by Yomi Omogbeja on 11 September 2011 - 12:59pm

During the 2nd day of Athletics at the 4th Commonwealth Youth Games in Douglas, Isle of Man, South African World U17 Champion Andries Van der Merwe clocked windy 13.32 (+3.4) to win 110m hurdles. His team-mate Gerhard De Beer impressed in 1.5kg Discus with 67.44m, Ugandan Halima Nakaayi won the girls 400m in 56.13 and Kenyan Jonathan Sawe, Bronze medallist from Lille 2011, won the 1500m in 3:48.38.

Controversy trails scheduling of men & women 100m finals at All-Nigeria T&F trials

Submitted by ATAF Editor on 25 June 2011 - 11:15am

Reactions has not stopped since the Nigerian athletics federation decided to run the 100m men and women finals on the opening ceremony day of the All Nigeria/Cross River Athletics Championships that ended weekend in Calabar, capital of Cross River.