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Okagbare Banned from 2016 Rio Olympics

Valentine Chinyem



The National Sports Commission and the Athletics Federation of Nigeria have placed a ban on Blessing Okagbare from 2016 Rio Olympics.

The sprinter has been banned from representing the country at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil following her decision to skip the 2015 All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville.

Okagbare claimed that injury forced her out of women’s 200m at the IAAF World championships in Beijing, China and ruled herself out of the AAG in Congo.

But her injury disappeared overnight as she ran a time of 10.98 seconds in Zurich at the Diamond League over the weekend.

This left the NSC and the AFN no choice but to ban her from next year Olympics.