Tokyo Olympics: Minister charges U.S-bound athletes


As preparations for the  Tokyo 2020 Olympics intensifies, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare yesterday visited the athletes who have been training at the Moshood National Stadium Abuja  preparatory to their departure  for the USA on Thursday to participate  in relay qualifiers.

“I have been monitoring your preparations and have met most of you personally. Whether you are home-based or foreign based, Team Nigeria is one hence we decided to take you to the US to join others so that you can blend as a team,” the  minister sad.

He hailed the performance of Tobi Amusan who got adopted a few weeks ago and who now has the second world best time, Grace Nwokocha and Adegoke Enoch who got adopted by the Minister under the Adopt an Athlete Initiative.

He added that the ministry had put in place a detailed program for the athletes where every trip, meet, timing, accommodation are being monitored.

“Your job is to run and give…



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