Dare is a true blessing to our sports – AFN

first_img The AFN president thanked the Minister for his bold move at reviving long-distance running in Nigeria. ‘The story over the years has always been that Nigeria can rival the East Africans in long-distance races if only we can expose the athletes to altitude training but no sports minister has made any real move towards making this a reality until Honourable Dare became Sports Minister. ‘Now our long-distance runners who showed great promise some 20,30 years ago when the likes of Abbas Mohammed ran 2 hours 16 in the marathon and home-based athletes like Abiodun Salami running 1:48 over the 800m after training at the Mambila Altitude Centre in Taraba state faded away due to our inability to build on those encouraging signs. ‘ read also:Crown FC Appreciate Sunday Dare for Repairing Stadium Pavilion Hope has now been rekindled with the intervention of the Minister and in no distant future, Nigerian athletes will not only be battling for Olympic medals in the middle and long-distance races up to the marathon, but we will also be able to have youths making money competing in World Athletics labelled road races across the globe,’ said George who is excited to lead the AFN with Sunday Dare providing the leadership, inspiration and motivation needed to succeed. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Most Disturbing Movie DystopiasThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeTarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegancenter_img Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN ) has said Sunday Akinlabi Dare, the Minister of Sports and Youth Development has been a real blessing to the sport of athletics and indeed all sports since he was made the number one sportsman in Nigeria last August. Dare wants to turn sports into a money spinning sector In a congratulatory message to the Minister on Friday on the occasion of his 54th birthday, the AFN through its president, Honourable Olamide George hailed Dare as a visionary leader. ‘The AFN and indeed all sports federations in Nigeria are blessed to have a man of vision as sports minister since August 21, 2019. He has redefined sports administration in Nigeria and has made it a business model attractive once again to corporate Nigeria,’ wrote George. ‘The mark of a true visionary is his ability to imagine the future and act on it, yielding great results in the process and then using this success for the benefit of others,’ added George.Advertisementlast_img read more

Saints’ Sean Payton rips trend of hiring young head coaches

first_imgSaints coach Sean Payton believes NFL teams that target young, offensive-minded coaches are making a mistake by ruling out other qualified candidates without giving them a chance to prove themselves.During an interview with NFL Network, Payton explained this year’s hiring process left out worthy candidates simply because teams were searching for the “next Sean McVay.” Based on the eight teams that hired new head coaches this season, there’s a notable trend as six of those coaches led the offense. I asked @Saints Coach Sean Payton about the trend of teams hiring young, offensive-minded head coaches. He delivered a strong, honest response, capped by him saying some teams are making mistakes and the Saints can’t wait to play them. This is damn good. 🔥🔥🔥@nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/AOiAsLCXeO— Steve Wyche (@wyche89) March 28, 2019Payton pointed to Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Tony Dungy as examples that came from the defensive side before seeing success as head coach. NFL Network notes only two of those six hires (Buccaneers’ Bruce Arians and Jets’ Adam Gase) have had previous head coaching experience. Denver’s Vic Fangio and Miami’s Brian Flores were the only two hired during the latest coaching cycle from the defensive side, with Flores being the only non-white male.”I think we’ve got a diversity problem, like this season, what took place, that’s hitting us square in the face. I think that not a lot was written or discussed about it,” Payton explained. “There are a handful of coaches that I know that if I was a GM who I would be interested in hiring.” Related News Greg Schiano abruptly steps down as Patriots defensive coordinator “The thing that can be disappointing though is when you talk to someone and they give you the profile (of their desired new coach) and then I’ll say ‘well you’re not interested in a young Bill Belichick or a young Tony Dungy?'” Payton said.”They get so pigeonholed into — cause this is cyclical, right, this goes — and ultimately you would say if we did a little history, successful head coaches probably come from the east and the west and north and south. They probably come of both color and they probably come on defense and on offense. And they’re good leaders. They’re great leaders. And, so, if you say ‘well I just want the one that coaches quarterbacks and they’re on offense,’ well, then, you’re going to end up with a smaller pool and you’ll probably have less of a chance to be right, because already of eight hired there’s going to be three that survive three years.”Payton, 55, added he’s excited to play those teams that hired a new head coach because he “see(s) a lot of mistakes made in that process.”last_img read more

The Revival of Olympic Spirit Through the Project “Celebrating Olympic”

first_imgThe year 2014 in B&H will be marked by many Jubilees. The 30 year anniversary of one of the most important cultural, sportive and touristic events in world- Winter Olympic games, hosted by Sarajevo, B&H in 1984 will be celebrated.B&H, specifically Sarajevo and East Sarajevo in 2014 will start a three year preparations for the organization of the European Winter Olympic Games for Youth EYOWF 2017.On this occasion, the Olympic Committee of B&H in partnership with agencies CIP7 and Visia will implement a four year project – Olympic Family- Celebrating Olympic that aims to revive the Olympic spirit, to promote original Olympic values, to raise awareness on the importance of organizing the upcoming event Winter European Festival for Youth EYOWF 2017, popularization of winter sports in general and the creation of a new generation of athletes, primarily for winter sports.The exhibition of B&H artists that will present a very important cultural event for the whole country is one of the segments of the project Olympic Family- Celebrating Olympic. The exhibition will be presented in 10 cities in B&H. All the art academies and all professional artists are invited.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

After Metalist, Sarajevo won against Partizan by 1:0

first_imgSarajevo won against Partizan from Belgrade in the second friendly match in Antalya with the score of 1:0. Leon Benko scored the only goal in 89th minute.In the dynamic match, election players by Meho Kodro showed an attractive game.In the next part of the match BiH Cup winner played in a more concrete manner. Okic hitted the goal frame in 70th minute, while Rustemovic was imprecise four minutes later.However, after the shot from Radovac, Benko conducted one rebounded ball into the goal for the big win for BH team. It is important to recall that same rivals played friendly match last year. In that match, club from Serbia won.Of course, Sarajevo showed in the first two friendly matches in Turkey that it can count on the success in further BH Championship.(Source: klix.ba)last_img