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Nigeria Begins Second Phase Camping Ahead of Tokyo Olympics

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Frankie Omokhua

Ahead of  next year’s Tokyo Olympics, the second phase of camping started on Monday across three centers in the country.

In a release from the Media Office to the Honourable Minister of  Youth and Sports Development, the Acting Director Of Field and Elites Athletes, Dr. Simeon  Ebhojiaye, disclosed that athletes will be camped for three weeks in Port- Harcout, Abuja and Yenogoa.

In Port- Harcout, fourteen track and field athletes under the supervision of two coaches are in camp while in Abuja, 8 Para athletes, 14 Para table Tennis players and 8 Weightlifters are in camp.

Also, 8 wrestlers  are camped in Yenogoa, Bayelsa state, under the supervision of two coaches.

The first phase of camping was conducted at the High Altitude Training Center, Federal College of Education, Pankshin, Plateau state, with four athletes in attendance.

The Pankshin camp was used as a  prelude to reviving middle and long distance races in the country.

The first phase of camping held from November 20 – December 9, while the second phase would take place from December 7 – 24.

The latest camping procedures is in line with the promise made by Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare , to begin early preparation for the World’s multi sports event.

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