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Maurice Greene to coach Nigerian track and field relay teams

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U.S. Olympic sprint champion Maurice Greene was named relay coordinator for Nigeria’s track and field team Thursday, according to African reports.

Greene’s contract reportedly begins later this month and includes the IAAF World Relay Championships in the Bahamas in May, the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, in July and August and the African Championships in Morocco in August.

Greene, the 2000 Olympic 100m champion who has done TV work for Eurosport in retirement, was the anchor of the U.S. 4x100m relay teams at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics.

The 2000 Olympic relay team won gold and was criticized for its posing and preening celebration. The 2004 team won silver with Greene making up some but not all of a deficit to Great Britain, which won by .01 of a second.

The Nigerian Athletics Federation recently banned 1968 U.S. Olympic 400m champion Lee Evans from coaching for giving a youth athlete performance-enhancing drugs. Evans was working as a consultant to the Lagos State Government.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20:  (L-R) Gold medalists Diana Taurasi #12 and Sue Bird #6 of United States celebrate during the medal ceremony after the Women's Basketball competition on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14:  Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Men's 100 meter final on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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