The group that may symbolize Nigeria on the Tokyo Olympics will comprise about 80 athletes who will take part within the 10 sporting occasions the nation certified for.
The occasions Group Nigeria will take part in embody wrestling, judo, taekwondo, desk tennis, badminton, male/feminine basketball, monitor and subject, weightlifting and rowing, canoeing and crusing.
This was disclosed in a press release issued by the Particular Adviser to the Minister of Sports activities and Youths Improvement, Oluwakemi Areola.
The assertion mentioned, “The Ministry @NigeriaFMYS has unveiled a complete plan for @NigeriaOlympic
#TeamNigeria in direction of podium success on the #Tokyo2020Olympics.
“Based on the roadmap, the ultimate stage of native tenting will begin from Might-Fifteenth- July twenty third in Bayelsa, Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt. Monitor and Area Nationwide Olympics Trials happen June 17- 19, African Athletics Championship from June 22- 26.
“The final part of the tenting can be in Kisarazu from July 3- twenty third, whereas the first batch of athletes enters the Video games Village Aug 8.
“Nigeria will current about 80 athletes in 10 Sports activities on the #Tokyo2020Olympics. Wrestling, Judo, Taekwondo, Desk Tennis, Badminton, Male/Feminine Basketball are a number of the occasions Nigeria has certified Others are Monitor and Area, Weightlifting and Rowing, Canoeing and Crusing.
“Nigeria determined to slender down her participation to sports activities the place she has a aggressive benefit in profitable medals.
“Minister of Youth and Sports activities Improvement, Sunday Dare has repeatedly maintained that @NigeriaOlympic will enhance on her efficiency of the final two Olympics.”