TOKYO 2020: TEAM NIGERIA  CAMP OPENS AT KISARAZU ON JULY 3RD

TOKYO 2020: TEAM NIGERIA  CAMP OPENS AT KISARAZU ON JULY 3RD
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Nigeria’s Ministry of  Youth and Sports Development has unveiled  a comprehensive plan  for Team Nigeria towards a podium success  at the Tokyo  2020 Olympics.

According  to the roadmap released by the   Permanent Secretary of the  Ministry  of Youth and sports Development  Nebeolisa Anako, the final stage of local camping will take place  from May-15th- July 6th in Bayelsa, Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt.

Track and Field National  Olympics  Trials takes place June 17- 19th, African  Athletics  Championship from June 22- 26th, 2021.

The last phase of the camping  will be in  Kisarazu from July 3-  23rd  when the 1st batch of athletes  will enter the Games Village for the Olympics  proper.

Nigeria  will present about 80 athletes  in 10 Sports at the Tokyo  2020 Olympics.

Wrestling,  Judo, Taekwondo,  Table Tennis, Badminton,  Male and Female Basketball are some of the events Nigeria  has qualified.

Others are Track  and Field, Weightlifting and Rowing, Canoeing and Sailing.

Nigeria  decided  to narrow down her participation  to sports where the country has realistic chances of winning medals.

Minister  of Youth and Sports Development,  Sunday Dare has  repeatedly maintained  that Team Nigeria will  improve on its performance of the last two Olympics, where  it won only two bronze in football as well as track and field.

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