Nigeria will start its preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games at the moment with potential athletes anticipated to report back to camps in Lagos and Abuja.
The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports activities Growth yesterday disclosed that it has made preparations to camp athletes and officers forward of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Video games, earlier scheduled for this 12 months, however have been shifted to subsequent 12 months following the outbreak of coronavirus.
In response to the ministry’s Director, Elite Athletes, and Competitions, Dr. Simon Ebhojaiye, the “train is poised to carry again our athletes to their particular person sports activities having been on recess for thus lengthy resulting from COVID-19 pandemic.
“This native tenting, which is coming on the resumption of sporting actions in Nigeria, is geared in direction of early preparations of athletes who’ve certified for the Video games.”
He disclosed that the ministry along with the Delta State authorities organised a COVID-19 Okowa Athletics Resumption Meet in Asaba on November 6, 2020 “to check the applying of the COVID-19 Sports activities Code and Resumption Protocol in a contest setting, which was a convincing success paving method for the reopening of Sporting actions in Nigeria.”
In response to Ebhojaiye, Abuja will host the camps for taekwondo, rowing, and para-rowing, in addition to canoeing and para-canoeing.
Powerlifting athletes, he stated, shall be camped in Lagos, whereas coaching camps for center and long-distance runners will maintain in Pankshin, Plateau State.
He disclosed that different sports activities federations not captured within the first section of tenting the place athletes have certified for each Video games will start coaching quickly in batches, including, “all camps are to strictly observe the COVID-19 Sports activities Code and Resumption Protocol already developed by the Ministry in each coaching and lodging venues.”