Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare assures that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be quite eventful for Team Nigeria as everything has been done to motivate the athletes to excel.
In an interview with Cable News Network (CNN), the minister said: “I want to assure you that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is going to be different because we have seen through our public-private partnership as our athletes have been adopted and supported both financially and their welfare been taken care of. We want to surpass the feat of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in Tokyo.”
On athletes’ safety due to the spike in the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan, he affirmed. Most importantly, we are looking at the vaccination of our athletes. We are also looking at the 14-day guideline to get the COVID-19 test before Tokyo opens for the Olympics. All Olympics- bound athletes have taken their first shot of the vaccine. Though the IOC has said vaccination is an option, we will make sure all our athletes take the two shots. We have received massive support from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19,” he added.
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