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By Adedapo Adesanya

Brisbane has been awarded as the host of the 2032 Olympics, becoming the third Australian city to host the Summer Games after Melbourne and Sydney.

The selection of Brisbane was announced on Wednesday by the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Mr Thomas Bach, after delegates voted 72 to five with three abstentions at the IOC session in Tokyo.

“The International Olympic Committee has the honour to announce that the Games of the 35th Olympiad are awarded to Brisbane, Australia,” Mr Bach said.

Several cities and countries had publicly expressed an interest in staging the 2032 Games including Indonesia, Hungary’s capital Budapest, China, Qatar’s Doha and Germany’s Ruhr valley region.

However, in a new process adopted by the IOC that does not openly pit cities against each other, Brisbane had already moved ahead of any rival back in February, having been selected as a “preferred host”.

The city’s bid had earned repeated praise from the IOC for its high percentage of existing venues, support from all levels of government and the private sector, experience in organising major events and its favourable weather, among other things.

“I’m so excited — I have so much pride for my state, for my people. Never in my lifetime did I think that this was going to happen,” said Queensland state premier, Ms Anna Palaszczuk.

“We have done it, Queensland! We’ve done it, Brisbane! This is fantastic, this is amazing, tonight is your night, enjoy,” she added.

Australian Prime Minister, Mr Scott Morrison, told IOC voters in a live link from his office: “We know what it takes to deliver a successful Games in Australia.”

Mr Morrison then added in a statement he was “absolutely thrilled” by his country’s success in securing a third Games, calling it “a historic day” for the entire country.

“We know the impact on Sydney more than two decades ago was transformative, and we can now expect a repeat for Brisbane and communities across Queensland.

“It’s a proud day for Queenslanders and Australians everywhere,” Morrison stated.

Australia has already hosted the Olympics twice, in Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000, widely considered one of the most successful Games in recent history.

Tokyo is hosting the postponed 2020 Olympics which starts this week and Paris will stage the 2024 Games. Los Angeles in the United States has been awarded the 2028 event.

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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Manchester United Sack Solskjaer as Carrick Takes Over

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By Dipo Olowookere

The top English football club, Manchester United, have sacked their manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, after a run of poor results.

The club in a statement confirmed this development on Sunday, thanking the manager, who is a legend of the club because of his exploits as a player, for his services.

Solskjaer gave a hint of his imminent sack on Saturday after a defeat to struggling Watford by 4-1 at Vicarage Road when he waved goodbye to the away side after the match.

While doing this, the club’s assistant captain, Bruno Fernandes, gestured to the United fans that the fault of the crisis in the dressing room was not the coach’s alone but the entire team.

This was echoed by the team’s shot-stopper, David De Gea, in his post-match reaction when he blamed the players too for the poor performances in recent games.

But it was very certain that the Watford game would be Solskjaer’s last in charge of the club and this was officially announced on Sunday in a statement.

The club further said a former player of the Man United and one of the backroom staff of Solskjaer, Michael Carrick, will take charge in the interim until a permanent manager is announced.

“Manchester United announces that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his role as manager.

“Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision. While the past few weeks have been disappointing, they should not obscure all the work he has done over the past three years to rebuild the foundations for long-term success.

“Ole leaves with our sincerest thanks for his tireless efforts as Manager and our very best wishes for the future.

“His place in the club’s history will always be secure, not just for his story as a player, but as a great man and a Manager who gave us many great moments. He will forever be welcome back at Old Trafford as part of the Manchester United family.

“Michael Carrick will now take charge of the team for forthcoming games, while the club looks to appoint an interim manager to the end of the season,” the statement disclosed.

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Mamador Splashes N6.5m on Nigerian Athletes

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By Ashemiriogwa Emmanuel

Nigerian athletes who won medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been rewarded with the sum of N6.5 million as a congratulatory gift from Mamador, the premium food brand from PZ Wilmar and producers of cooking vegetable oil.

They included the winner of Nigeria’s first Olympic wrestling medal (silver), Blessing Oborududu, and Ese Brume, who got the bronze medal on the long jump, while the Paralympic teams consist of Flora Ugwunwa, Bose Omolayo, Folashade Oluwafemiayo and Latifat Tijani.

The sum of N1.5 million was given to Ese Brume, and Blessing Oborududu, while the sportsmen of the Paralympic team, who all won para-powerlifting gold medals at the games, were rewarded N5 million to commend their outstanding performances, totalling N6.5 million.

During the presentation of the cheques to the medalist at an event held in Lagos, the Managing Director Mamador Group, Mr Ipsit Charkrabarti, congratulated the stars on behalf of its parent company, PZ Wilmar.

Noting that the athletes have made the country proud, he said, “Mamador as a brand has been able to celebrate womanhood and the culinary strength of Nigeria cuisines for many years. Now it is time for us to express our honour and pride to celebrating the sports stars.”

On her part, the Head of Marketing Mamador Group, Mrs Chioma Mbanudu, reiterated the company’s full support for sport as it plays a unifying role for the human society, portraying the essentiality of discipline, goal setting, leadership, among others.

The cheque was presented by the Finance Director Mamador Group, Mr Amra Kuma, and collected by their representatives of the teams.

The gesture is in furtherance of the company’s corporate social responsibility sequel to a few months ago when the company organized a special edition program, Mamador August Women Meeting, that enabled a platform for women from all walks of life and social class to discuss, share experiences, encourage, and support each other in achieving fulfilment in their chosen endeavours.

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Richest Nigerian Athletes

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Richest Nigerian Athletes

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, is endowed with great sporting talent. It is home to world-beaters. Thousands of Nigerian athletes have made it big in the sporting scene, from boxing, soccer, basketball, athletics, and many other disciplines.

Big names in football have played in the top European leagues, while others brush shoulders against the best in the NBA, the world’s most lucrative basketball championship. It is normal that Nigerians are always following the progress of their own, and are constantly betting on various sports on bet9ja and other top bookmakers operating in the country.

We’ll be looking at the richest of them in this article.

  1. Anthony Joshua – Net Worth $80 million

Anthony Joshua is a professional boxer born in Watford, Hertfordshire in England and then returned to Nigeria. He has won the unified world heavyweight title two times. To add to the title, he has had IBF, WBO, and IBO since December 2019 and previously between 2016 to June 2019.

From 2015 to 2016, he held the commonwealth heavyweight title. His current net worth stands at $80 million, becoming one of the richest boxers in the world.

  1. Mikel Obi – Net Worth $60 million

John Obi Mikel, a Nigerian professional footballer, currently plays for Stoke City in England.  Obi Mikel commenced his career in Nigeria, where he played for Plateau United. He has played for Chelsea in England, Lyn in Norway, Chinese club Tianjin TEDA, EFL championship club Middlesbrough, Trabzonspor in Turkey throughout his career so far.

Obi Mikel assisted Chelsea to lift two premier league titles, three FA titles, FA community shield, UEFA champions league, football league cup. In 2013, he won the Turkish cup while playing for Trabzonspor and the African cup of nations with Nigeria’s national team.

  1. Odion Ighalo – Net Worth $43 million

Odion Jude Ighalo is a Nigerian professional footballer currently playing for Saudi Club Al Shabab. Odion began his career in Nigeria, where he played for Nigerian clubs Prime and Julius Berger. In 2007 he moved to the Lyn club in Norway.

The Nigerian national has played in various football clubs, including Watford in England, Chinese club Yatai, Manchester United in the English premier league, and Shanghai Greenland Shenhua.

  1. Obafemi Martins – Net Worth $41 Million

Obafemi Martins currently plays for Wuhan Zall in the Chinese super league. He left his country at the age of 16, and since then, he has played in various top clubs in Europe. He has played for Inter Milan before moving to the EPL side, Newcastle United.

Obafemi’s former employers include Vfl Wolfsburg, Rubin Kazan, English club Birmingham city, and Seattle club in the United States. He has won Serie A titles, 2 Italian Cups, and the Italian super league throughout his career.

  1. Victor Moses – Net Worth $27 Million

Victor Moses currently plies his trade for Spartak Moscow in the Russian top tier, but he’s on loan from English giants Chelsea. He started his football career at Crystal Palace and has played in numerous clubs in Europe, including Wigan Athletic, which marked his premier league debut. Other clubs include Chelsea, Liverpool, Stoke City, and West Ham United.

He has won various trophies throughout his career, including premier league title, FA Cup, and 2 UEFA Europa League with inter Milan, where he spent some time on loan. He helped the national team in winning the African cup of nations in 2013.

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