Tokyo 2021 Olympics: FG Set For Camping of Athletes, Officials

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The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has made  arrangements to commence national camping of its athletes and officials in preparation for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place in 2021.

The camping exercise is poised to bring back the athletes to their individual sports having been on recess for so long due to COVID-19 pandemic.  The local camping which is coming at the resumption of sporting activities in Nigeria is geared towards early preparations of athletes who have qualified for the Games.

The Ministry of Sports in conjunction with the Delta State Government organized the COVID-19 Okowa Athletics Resumption Meet in Asaba in November 6, 2020 to test the application of the COVID-19 sports code and resumption protocol in a competitive environment, which was a resounding success paving way for the reopening of sporting activities in the country

Thus the following National Sports Federations have been earmarked to commence the first phase of the camp in their locations:

-Taekwondo  – Abuja,

Rowing & Para-Rowing – Abuja

Canoeing & Para-Canoeing – Abuja

Para-Power lifting – Lagos

Other sports federations where athletes have qualified for both Games will commence camping shortly afterwards in batches.

As a corollary to this, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in its effort to revamp the middle and long distance athletic culture in Nigeria is opening a training camp in Pankshin, Plateau State specifically for road races within this period.

All camps have been urged to strictly observe the COVID-19 Sports Code and Resumption Protocol already developed by the Ministry in both training and accommodation venues.

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Taofeek Olayemi Lawal is a senior correspondent with 9News Nigeria. Reporter for Women Advancement For Economic & Leadership Empowerment Foundation in Africa (WAELE). He has over 10 years experience in journalism and served as Senior Correspondent for LEADERSHIP Newspaper Abuja as well as Champion Newspaper Limited, Lagos. Contact Taofeek Olayemi Lawal by email or phone call. Phone: +234 805 307 4114, 081 0464 0001 Email:

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