Nigerian athletes get Tokyo 2021 Olympics lifeline

Nigerian Athletes, Tokyo 2020
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has cleared the cloud of uncertainty that had gathered over the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifiers involving Nigerian athletes.

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics by a year as a result of the spread of COVID-19 scourge had cast a shadow of doubt over most of the qualifiers that were yet to be completed.

Respite has, however, come for the Nigerian athletes alongside their counterparts from other countries that were yet to complete their qualifiers as the IOC has fixed new dates for the qualifiers.

According to a letter written to all member nations of the International Olympic committee, non completed qualifiers have now been extended till the end of June 2021, a week grace before the final deadline of July 5th, 18 days before the…

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