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Ugandan Weightlifter Who Fled Pre-Olympics Camp Found In Central Japan

LAGOS JULY 21ST (NEWSRANGERS)-A Ugandan athlete who fled during pre-Olympics training in western Japan last week has been found and is being interviewed by police, officials said Tuesday. Mie prefectural police in central Japan said 20-year-old weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko was in the Yokkaichi city, 170 kilometers (105 miles) east of his host town in western […]

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Nigerian Delegate Test Positive To Covid-19, Hospitalised

LAGOS JULY 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A Nigerian Olympic delegate became the first visitor to the Tokyo Games admitted to hospital with COVID-19, broadcaster TV Asahi said on Friday, as Japan battles to stem rising local infections a week before the showpiece event starts. The individual, a non-athlete in their 60s, tested positive on Thursday evening at the […]

Ugandan Olympic Weightlifter Who Vanished In Tokyo Left A Note

LAGOS JULY 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Ugandan weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko failed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics this week. Then, on Friday, he disappeared. A note has been discovered, CNN reports, written by the 20-year-old insisting he went missing on purpose and does not want to return to his home country because life there is too difficult. Ssekitoleko […]

Ex-Florida State Point Guard, Loucks Heads To Olympics As Nigeria Assistant Coach

 LAGOS JULY 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Luke Loucks isn’t exactly sure what his long-term future will be as a basketball coach. But the former Florida State point guard, who helped lead the Seminoles to the 2012 ACC Championship, knows exactly what his immediate future is: He will be heading to the Olympics in Japan next week as an […]

Ronaldo Wins Euro 2020 Golden Boot As Juve Players Set Record For Goals

LAGOS JULY 14TH (NEWSRANGERS)-As Euro 2020 rosters took shape, it became quickly apparent that Juventus was going to have a large contingent competing in the upcoming tournament. There, of course, were the Italians and the man who wears the captain’s armband for the country that won the Euros the last time they were played, but […]

Basketball: Nigeria Continues On Winning Ways, Thrashes Argentina 94-71

LAGOS JULY 13TH (NEWSRANGERS)-D’Tigers continued their preparation for the forthcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a dominating 94-71 win over fourth ranked Argentina in an exhibition in Las Vegas on Monday. Both teams were physical in their approach but it was the Argentines who led 19-17 at the end of the first quarter. D’Tigers returned with […]

Italy Explodes In Joy After Winning Euro- 2020 Soccer Title

LAGOS JULY 12TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Italians celebrated the European Championship soccer title as a new beginning not only for their youthful national team but for a country that’s been yearning to return to normalcy after being hit hard and long by the coronavirus pandemic. A cacophony of honking cars, fireworks and singing fans filled the night in […]

Nigeria Shock US 90-87 In Pre-Olympic Basketball Friendly

LAGOS JULY 11TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Nigeria shocked the United States 90-87 in a pre-Olympic basketball friendly in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday. Nigeria, with six NBA players and former NBA head coach Mike Brown at the helm, became the first African nation to beat the USA, who were playing the first of a five of tune-up games […]

British Boxing Legend, Eubank’s Son Dies In Dubai Beach

LAGOS JULY 11TH (NEWSRANGERS)-British boxing legend Chris Eubank’s 29-year-old son Sebastian was found dead on a beach in Dubai on Friday. He was 29. Eubank confirmed Sebastian’s death in a statement, saying the family was “devastated” by Sebastian’s death, according to the Daily Mail. “Never did I ever imagine I would write these words or […]

Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder Third Fight Postponed: Report

LAGOS JULY 9TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Tyson Fury has tested positive for COVID-19 and his third fight against Deontay Wilder, set for July 24 in Las Vegas, has been postponed. Boxing writer Dan Rafael, citing a “source,” broke the news on Twitter. Rafael said he was told that Fury received one dose of the vaccine but not the […]

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