Sports Minister Apologizes on National Embarrassment at Tokyo Olympics.
Nigeria’s Minister for sports, Mr Sunday Dare, has apologized to Nigerians for the embarrassment suffered at the Tokyo Olympics that saw 10 of its athletes disqualified and one of its finalists washing his own jersey.
Mr Dare, who has suffered criticism over the Olympics experience mentioned that Nigeria’s performance was not as bad as people said it was.
“Nigeria, succeeding in winning two medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, stands as our best result in the last 13 years,”.
“However, I must mention two unfortunate incidents that occurred,” Mr Dare further stated. “First, is the mishap resulting in 10 Nigerian athletes being ruled ineligible to compete. This was as a result of their missing the mandatory Out of Competition Test(OTC). When I got information about this action, I immediately mobilised my team, and the AFN leadership to see how the situation could be salvaged.”
READ ALSO: Ese Brume Wins Nigeria Her First Medal at Tokyo Olympics
“We mounted a vigorous appeal process with Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) and had the team members complete the tests. Nevertheless, timing became the critical issue. Despite our energetic appeal, it was too late because the deciding committee had already made its announcement, which gave no second chance to our team members,” The Minister for Sports finally added.
Follow Our Activities On Facebook
14 hours ago
15 hours ago
16 hours ago
#BigBrotherNaija “Level Up” Week 6
Though last Sunday Sunday was meant to be a “no-eviction” day, it came as a shocker when fake housemate, Modella…
Dating in 2022; Situationships Are Not For The Fainthearted
Situationships are defined as that space between a defined relationship and something other than a friendship. It is a romantic…
20 Questions With Dinta Media’s Visual Storyteller, Chimeremogo Nwoke
Dinta Media is not really just a media production brand but we like to see ourselves as a hub for…
How Are Nigeria’s Small Businesses Coping?
The current rising rate of inflation and other burdens against the Nigerian economy speaks to the realities of the times.
Thrifting Is All The Rave Now, Here’s Why
By Amy Adindu The affordable clothing movement has gained global attention and acceptance as we’re all trying to look like…
#BigBrotherNaija “Level Up” Week 2
Week 2 of the highly watched Nigerian TV show kicked off with an early plot twist. On Sunday, Big Brother…
#BlueTunes: Burna Boy, Omah Lay Top Album Picks For July
July was a promising month for music lovers; from Lizzo’s album titled Special and Imagine Dragons’ Mercury, (Acts 1 &…
#BlueTunes Album Picks For June
Gbagada Express – Boj Bolaji Odojukan, popularly known as BOJ, was raised both in England and Nigeria. He shot to…
“A Creative’s Dream” with Jeff Chinonso
On the 26th of June 2022, Jeff Chinonso hosted his first solo art exhibition. The Augmented Reality exhibition themed “A…
Nigerian API-based company Thepeer raises $2.1 million
Tech infrastructure startup Thepeer has raised a $2.1 million seed round according to a report from TechCabal. Thepeer, a Nigerian…
Dika Ofoma, Ugochukwu Onuoha take on grief in Debut Film “The Way Things Happen”
The twenty-minute film focuses on the loss of a loved one, and how grief changes a person.
Nigerian Startups might just be Crippled by a Recently Leaked bill
Over the years there has been talks of amendment on the 2007 Act of the National Information & Technology Agency (NITDA).
Why We Love Kelechi Amadi Obi
The definition of talent is Kelechi Amadi’s iconic story. Imagine a person who studies law in school, gets called to Bar, and leaves it all for something different and unrelated…Painting!
Leave a Reply