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Tokyo 2020: Sports Minister Tenders Apology Over Disqualification Of 10 Nigerian Athletes

Tokyo 2020: Sports Minister Tenders Apology Over Disqualification Of 10 Nigerian Athletes

Sports Minister, Sunday Dare has tendered his apology to the 10 Nigerian athletes disqualified from the ongoing Tokyo Olympic Games.

Recall that twenty athletes, including 10 from Nigeria, were disqualified from participating in track and field at the Olympics because they did not meet anti-doping testing requirements in the lead-up to the Games.

However, in a statement issued on Friday by the Federal Ministry of Sports, titled, ‘Statement: Ministry Wades to stem crisis’, the minister promised to probe the whole matter as quickly as possible.

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“The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has stepped in to stem the further crisis by addressing the issues that have arisen concerning Team Nigeria athletes.

“The Ministry is looking into some of the issues raised by the athletes and they are being addressed as quickly as possible.

“The Honourable Minister on Thursday morning in a meeting spoke directly with the 10 track and field athletes who will not be competing and assured them of their welfare. He apologized to them for the unfortunate development that led to their exclusion and promised that it would be fully investigated.”

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  • This country is ran by groups of incompetent, Unqualified, greedy F**ks who only care about robbing our dear country that should in all honestly be a major world player.. I just can’t help but remember this quote from the great Nelson Mandela..
    MANDELA TO NIGERIA… “YOU know I am not very happy with Nigeria. I have made that very clear on many occasions. Yes, Nigeria stood by us more than any nation, but you let yourselves down, and Africa and the black race very badly. Your leaders have no respect for their people. They believe that their personal interests are the interests of the people. They take people’s resources and turn it into personal wealth. There is a level of poverty in Nigeria that should be unacceptable. I cannot understand why Nigerians are not more angry than they are.

  • Sports minister o! Na Rohr you dey chase up and down, you no do your work. Misplaced priorities and gross incompetence .

    Just resign honourably.

  • Ako AMADI 3 years ago

    Honourable thing to do for an honourable minister of sports is to tender resignation in addition to apology.

  • Steve 3 years ago

    The Minister ruined the career opportunities for the athletes, he should honorably resign!!… apology my foot !!

  • Zoomman 3 years ago

    In a saner country, the sport minister ought to have tender is resignation letter by now. So, honorable minister, kindly do the needful. Thanks in anticipation.

  • Tunsak 3 years ago

    This minister has finished us o. Under his watch, our brightest star has failed dope test;

    Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unity after an out-of-competition test came back positive for human growth hormone.

    Okagbare will no longer compete at the Tokyo Olympics, where she was set to run in the women’s 100-meter semifinal. The drug test sample was analyzed in a laboratory accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency and when the positive test was discovered, the AIU was notified.

  • Ako AMADI 3 years ago

    Complete Sports cannot hide the news that Blessing Okagbare has been disqualified. The country’s sports is in tatters and needs a shot in the arm.

  • pompei 3 years ago

    Rope a dope. Nigerian sports is the dope. Doping wahala galore.
    Our sports is in the toilet. Under wazza dazzler’s watch.
    The only good thing we have, the SE, is in danger of being ruined by nonpayment of player bonuses and coaches’ salaries. That’s besides wazza dazzler’s insistence on Rohr including “local content” in his squad, the players abilities notwithstanding!
    As long as officials have junketing money in form of estacode, there is no problem. They will continue their Tokyo jamboree, luxuriating in restaurants and hotels at tax payers expense, while our athletes who have been working hard for years preparing for this games are sent home with broken dreams.

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Hahahahaha…..who TALKS TOO MUCH NOW….? LMAOOooo. Who needs to SHUT UP and face his damn job now…? Who needs to be held by the jugular on the terms of his office now….? LMAOoooo.

      God surely has His way of fighting for the just…..LMAOooo.

  • Nufamoda 3 years ago

    This is what you get when you appoint ministers on the ground of patronage rather than competence. Rather than do their jobs, they Will be all of over the place playing to gallery. National shame.

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