Lagos Sports Commission Targets More International Events

first_imgExecutive Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr Kweku Tandoh, and the Director-General of the commission, Mr. Tunde Bank- Anthony, have called on national sports federations in the country to approach the commission to host more international championships and games in Lagos.Tandoh disclosed that aside from the availability of the international standard facilities across the state, the Lagos State government has a long-standing policy to help improve sports in the state and in Nigeria as a whole.The Lagos Sports Commission boss, said yesterday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, that the hosting of international competitions over the years in Lagos has been very productive touching a lot of lives and helping to uplift the profile of national team athletes in the various sports the state hosted in the past. He added: “The effects of hosting international competitions in Lagos have been all encompassing, transcending giving the state’s and national athletes desired international points to help their careers at the continental and world levels.“It has also, by extension, impacted on the morals and economic lives of Lagosians.“We have seen more youthful Lagosians take to sports after watching international athletes competed at the highest level. This has reflected positively on the calibre of athletes presented by Lagos at major national championships and games, majority of whom had been young and vibrant athletes who went on to represent the state for many years.“On the other hand, Lagosians benefitted economically as vendors and traders made brisk profits selling their products at the venue of the competitions.”The Director-General of the Lagos Sports Commission, Mr. Tunde Bank-Anthony, advised national sports federations’ boards to approach the commission with their proposals to host international championships through the relevant Lagos sports associations for effective consideration of their proposals.”He said: “Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has included in the sports policy of the state, the effective hosting of international competitions.“In recent past, the international competitions hosted and sponsored by the Lagos Sports Commission through the state government include; the Copa Lagos Beach African Nations Cup which helped the national Super Sand Eagles to qualified for the FIFA Beach World Cup, the Lagos Squash Classics and the Lagos Badminton Classics which propelled Nigerian players to earn valuable international points, the Table Tennis Classics which saw a Nigerian, Aruna Quadri win the men’s singles title for the first time in history and the Lagos City International Marathon among other top competitions,” he concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse ice hockey rolls over Penn State, 4-1, for second straight day

first_imgFor the second straight day, Syracuse (7-10-5, 6-2-2 College Hockey America) dominated in the shot department, defeating Penn State (5-15-4, 4-5-1), 4-1, on Saturday at Tennity Ice Pavilion. On Friday, SU beat PSU, 3-1.On Saturday afternoon, Syracuse outshot and out-attempted the Nittany Lions 34-15 and 50-22, respectively, and rode a four-goal third period to a 4-1 victory. The Orange scored four goals for the first time since Nov. 11 at Mercyhurst.Following a scoreless first period, Penn State opened up the scoring 9:30 in the second period with Abby Welch’s first goal of the season. Abby is the sister of SU goalie Maddi Welch. From that moment on, Syracuse piled on shot after shot before finally striking moments into the final frame.Thirty-seven seconds into the third period, SU’s Allie Munroe scored what would be the first of three quick-strike goals for the Orange in a four minute, 52 second span. Less than two minutes later, Laurence Porlier scored. Munroe padded the lead 3:31 later for her second goal of the day.Syracuse continued to dictate the play for the remainder of the period and Brooke Avery scored an empty-net goal with 55 seconds remaining. Despite dominating Penn State in shots and shot attempts and on the scoreboard, Syracuse was dead even at 29 on faceoff wins and losses and took twice as many penalties (6-3).AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith the win, Syracuse continues to gain ground in the CHA standings and remains in second place behind leader Robert Morris (14-2-5, 8-1-1). Syracuse next plays at Lindenwood (5-14-2, 3-6-1) on Friday in St. Charles, Missouri, to start a two-day weekend road trip. Comments Published on January 14, 2017 at 6:33 pm Contact Jake: jafalk@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more