Nigeria's Triple Jump star, Tosin Oke gave a glimpse of what Nigerians should expect at the 10th All Africa Games in Maputo when he jumped a season's best of 17.21m at the 59th edition of the London Samsung Diamond League earlier this month.
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.
Wilson Kipsang obviously was in the focus of media interest after he propelled the Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon into the group of the fastest marathons in the world last Sunday.
This past month, the news, not fully unexpected though, filtered in. Africa has lost yet another talented athlete. This time the Cameroonian double Olympics Triple Jump medalist, Francoise Mbango Etone, has finally changed nationality to France.
Here we go again, it's the time of the year isn't it. The World Cross Country Championships is here again, and as usual the campaign of calumny against the IAAF and African successes at these championships is at full flow.
A lot has been said and written about Caster Semenya's gender issues since the South African teenager won the women's 800m title at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin last summer, but one thing missing in all these media reports is the most obvious of all.
I saw this coming. Since the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) inavertedly revealed that they were carrying out a gender verification test on 18-year-old winning athlete Caster Semenya, they committed the mistake that could have effectively ruined the life and athletic career of a young promising girl from rural South Africa.
If you have not seen this yet, then you must see the recently-minted World 800m champion, Caster Semenya as you’ve never seen her before.
Women's world 800m champion Caster Semenya is back home in South Africa and in familiar turf, but the western press and their 'confidentiality breakers' aren't done yet.
Polokwane, Semenya's home town was filled with joyous sounds after her victory in Berlin. Both old and young gathered together to celebrate in the small rural village.