Nigerian basketball player Chimezie Metu and head coach Michael Brown blasted the nation's government and Olympic committee on Saturday for lack of support of their athletes at the Games. The comments came after Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare was provisionally suspended httpRead More »
The United States men's basketball coach Gregg Popovich lauded the sportsmanship showed by his players and their opponents Iran during their Olympic match on Wednesday, saying it showed the potential of sport to transcend differences. The two sides both applauded after their countries national anthems were played at the Saitama Super Arena and fist bumped each other before the game and shook hands after. After the game, which the U.S. won 120-66, Popovich said that his team played well against a "very hard-working Iranian team."
Obama will have a minority equity stake in the new venture, which over time he intends to use to fund Obama Foundation youth and leadership programs across Africa. "That's why I'm proud to join the team at NBA Africa and look forward to a partnership that benefits the youth of so many countries."
Spain basketball coach Sergio Scariolo hit out at the Tokyo 2020 organisers after his side were made to wait almost half an hour before being allowed back into the dressing room following their 88-77 Group C victory over hosts Japan on Monday.