Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development has constituted a 7-man committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disqualification of ten athletes of Team Nigeria at the just concluded Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Recalled that report from the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) ruling affirmed that 10 of Team Nigeria’s athletes were ineligible to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on account of not taking the third mandatory Out of Competition Test (OCT), just as the Minister promised to probe the unfortunate development.
However, a statement from the Ministry revealed that Professor Ken Anugweje of the University of Port Harcourt will chair the committee which has Dr. John Onyeudo, Director Sports Medicine in the Ministry; Femi Ajao of the Ministry’s Zonal office and Maria Wophil, of the Federation and Elite Athletes Department (FEAD) of the Ministry as Secretary.
Other members of the Committee are Dr. Abdulkadir Muazu, who is a former Director of Science at the National Sports Commission; DIG. Sani Mohammed, a former board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) and Udo-Obong Enefiok, former athlete and Olympian.
It would be recalled that Nigeria wrapped off the 2020 Olympics on 74th position with a silver and bronze medals from wrestling and long jump.