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#BringBackOurGirlsNow! The World Relays Gets Behind the Campaign

30 May

On April 14th 2014, nearly 300 girls in Chibok in Northeastern Nigeria were abducted from their secondary school in the dead of the night by Boko Haram militants. We bring you our final photos from the recently concluded World Relay Championships in the Bahamas, where the whole world of Track & Field got behind the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. 

In this final instalment of our #BringBackOurGirlsNow Campaign, we bring you these photos from the rest of the Athletics Worlds, specifically, the Relay Squads of Team USA, Jamaica, GB, France and St Kitts & Nevis: 

 Jamaica, 4x200m GOLD & World Record, World Relays 2014 (L-R, Nickel Ashmeade, Jermaine Brown, Warren Weir, Yohan Blake

Jamaica, 4x200m GOLD & World Record, World Relays 2014
(L-R, Nickel Ashmeade, Jermaine Brown, Warren Weir, Yohan Blake

USA, 4x100m GOLD, World Relays 2014 (L-R, LaKeisha Lawson, Jeneba Tarmoh, Alexandria Anderson, Tianna Bartoletta)

USA, 4x100m GOLD, World Relays 2014
(L-R, LaKeisha Lawson, Jeneba Tarmoh, Alexandria Anderson, Tianna Bartoletta)

St Kitts & Nevis, 4x200m Silver, World Relays 2014 (L-R, Antoine Adams, Lestrod Roland, Allistar Clarke, Brijesh Lawrence)

St Kitts & Nevis, 4x200m Silver, World Relays 2014
(L-R, Antoine Adams, Lestrod Roland, Allistar Clarke, Brijesh Lawrence)

France, 4x200m Bronze, World Relays 2014 (L-R, Yannick Fonsat, Ken Romain, Ben Bassaw, Christophe Lemaitre)

France, 4x200m Bronze, World Relays 2014
(L-R, Yannick Fonsat, Ken Romain, Ben Bassaw, Christophe Lemaitre)

USA, 4x400m GOLD, World Relays 2014 (L-R, Monica Hargrove, Deedee Trotter, Jessica Beard, Sanya Richards-Ross)

USA, 4x400m GOLD, World Relays 2014
(L-R, Monica Hargrove, Deedee Trotter, Jessica Beard, Sanya Richards-Ross)

Team GB 4x100m, World Relays 2014 (L-R, Asha Philip, Anyika Onuora, Desiree Henry, Jodie Williams)

Team GB 4x100m, World Relays 2014
(L-R, Asha Philip, Anyika Onuora, Desiree Henry, Jodie Williams)

Over the last couple of days, we’ve brought you photos from the likes of IAAF President Lamine Diack, and Bahamian 4x400m Olympic Champion, Chris Brown, as well as British 400m Olympic GOLD & Silver Medallist, Christine Ohuruogu MBE, and former Bahamian 400m World Champion, Tonique Williams-DarlingTeam Nigeria’s Athletes such as Blessing Okagbare and Regina George also added their voices to the campaign.

Nigeria posted a commendable performance at these 1st ever World Relays, with a 4x400m Bronze and 4th place in the 4x100m, and it was perhaps fitting that it was our girls who posted those results. #BringBackOurGirls has slowly started ebbing from the world’s consciousness, but the girls are still very missing. We believe that we must keep up the pressure on the powers that be to #BringBackOurGirlsNow. Let’s keep the Chibok girls at the forefront of our minds – we need them home NOW!

 

#BringBackOurGirlsNow! The Athletics World gets behind the Campaign

28 May

Yesterday (May 27th) was Children’s Day in Nigeria, and also marked over 6 weeks now since nearly 300 girls in Chibok in Northeastern Nigeria were abducted from their secondary school in the dead of the night by Boko Haram militants. At the recently concluded World Relay Championships in the Bahamas, the whole world of Track & Field, led by IAAF President Lamine Diack, got behind #BringBackOurGirlsNow

Nigeria posted a commendable performance at these 1st ever World Relays, with a 4x400m Bronze and 4th place in the 4x100m, and it was perhaps fitting that it was our girls who posted those results. #BringBackOurGirls has slowly started ebbing from the world’s consciousness, but the girls are still very missing. We believe that we must keep up the pressure on the powers that be to #BringBackOurGirlsNow. Over the next few days, we will be posting  more pictures for the Campaign to keep the Chibok girls at the forefront of our minds. We need them home now.

Lamine Diack, President of the IAAF

Lamine Diack, President of the IAAF

Chris Brown, Bahamian 4x400m Olympic Champion 2012

Chris Brown, Bahamian 4x400m Olympic Champion 2012

 

Regina George, Nigerian 4x400m World Relay Bronze Medallist 2014

Regina George, Nigerian 4x400m World Relay Bronze Medallist 2014

Margaret Adeoye, British 4x400m World Championship Bronze Medallist 2013

Margaret Adeoye, British 4x400m World Championship Bronze Medallist 2013

Christine Day, 4x400m Olympic Bronze Medallist 2012

Christine Day, Jamaican 4x400m Olympic Bronze Medallist 2012

Carol Rodriguez, Puerto Rican 4x100m Gold Medallist at Central American & Caribbean Games 2010

Carol Rodriguez, Puerto Rican 4x100m Gold Medallist at Central American & Caribbean Games 2010

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