A record number of 592 athletes drawn from nine Nigerian military and paramilitary agencies are taking part in 15 sports at the fourth edition of the ‘One Service, One Medal’ Games which got underway in Abuja on Wednesday 20 January.
The games will run for five days. According to a statement by the media office of Nigeria’s minister of ports, Sunday Dare, the events were initially billed to hold last year in Kaduna.
Events being competed for include: athletics, table tennis, tennis, weightlifting, squash, badminton, boxing, shooting and tug of war. Others are swimming, golf, chess, beach volleyball, scrabble and taekwondo”
The participating agencies include: Correctional Service, Federal Fire Service, Nigerian Customs Service, Immigration, Nigerian Police, EFCC, ROAD SAFETY, NSCDC, Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Navy.