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10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by olatade(m): 5:11pm On Jul 28, 2021
The chances of Nigeria winning medals at the Tokyo Olympics has been dealt a big blow with the declaration of 10 of the country’s athletes as ineligible to compete.

A statement on Wednesday from the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), an independent body created by World Athletics that manages all integrity issues – both doping and non-doping – revealed that a total of 18 athletes have been declared ineligible.

Nigeria is the most affected country, not meeting the minimum testing requirements under Rule 15 for 10 athletes.

The AIU explained that under the framework of Rule 15 governing National Federation Anti-Doping Obligations, which came into force in January 2019, National Federations are accountable for ensuring appropriate anti-doping measures are in place in their respective jurisdictions.

Among other things, the rule sets out minimum requirements for testing for the national teams of ‘Category A’ federations deemed to have the highest doping risk and considered as a threat to the overall integrity of the sport.

The key requirement in Rule 15 is that an athlete from a ‘Category A’ country must undergo at least three no-notice out-of-competition tests (urine and blood) conducted no less than three weeks apart in the 10 months leading up to a major event.

Only then do they become eligible to represent their national team at the World Athletics Championships or the Olympic Games.

For the year 2021, the seven identified ‘Category A’ National Federations are Belarus, Bahrain, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and Ukraine.

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria, which has been plunged into needless crises in the last 14 months is, thus, highly culpable in this development.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/476191-breaking-10-nigerian-athletes-banned-from-tokyo-olympics.html

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by lordm(m): 5:14pm On Jul 28, 2021
Nigeria is the only country yet to win any medals in this Olympic games.
Edit: Nigeria is not the only country yet to win a medal but it doesn't take away the fact that we haven't won any medal.

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by budaatum: 5:47pm On Jul 28, 2021
The key requirement in Rule 15 is that an athlete from a ‘Category A’ country must undergo at least three no-notice out-of-competition tests (urine and blood) conducted no less than three weeks apart in the 10 months leading up to a major event.

This is Nigeria letting us citizens down by not conducting no-notice out-of-competition tests.

Shameful, after all the training done by the athletes.

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by fergie001: 6:34pm On Jul 28, 2021
lalasticlala mynd44

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by countycarer: 7:27pm On Jul 28, 2021
I give up on this country.

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by slawormiir: 7:28pm On Jul 28, 2021
Damnnn niggar
Too bad.....ten

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by FalseProphet1(m): 7:28pm On Jul 28, 2021
When I prophesied that the Nigerian Olympic team will win 3 medals, everyone came for my head and ignored the reality that our team went to the Olympics badly prepared. From the looks of things I see them struggling to even win the 3 medals.

This I have seen.

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by design113: 7:28pm On Jul 28, 2021
grin
competition never start well, una don go dope unaself finish.
You see yaselves now?

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by Julianaa: 7:28pm On Jul 28, 2021
Dammn niggarr

They are not real niggarrs

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by DoggoneDogg: 7:29pm On Jul 28, 2021
Trust me, this is a political move thanks to Buhari the Dullard's legacy.

Does the Futa Jalon Chief Jihadist think the world is not watching all his heathen activities back home??

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by AfroBeatDiary: 7:29pm On Jul 28, 2021
Mhen
Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by Lattop(m): 7:29pm On Jul 28, 2021
Disgraced... Just they come home u done try ur best even if it's not enough

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by asobo1: 7:29pm On Jul 28, 2021
Ahhh
Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by CyberPreNurse(m): 7:29pm On Jul 28, 2021
So bad for them. They can check my signature to keep themselves busy since they cannot participate in Tokyo Olympics

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by Nobody: 7:29pm On Jul 28, 2021
How many athletes did Nigeria take to Tokyo? Not a single medal

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by Stephenszego2: 7:30pm On Jul 28, 2021
Sad!
Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by Kandeed: 7:30pm On Jul 28, 2021
Ipobs dey represent 9ja now, one single game we never see win since Olympic start. make dem return alla dem back jare with military police waiting at the airport ready to blala their black butt angry

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by Rayd502(m): 7:30pm On Jul 28, 2021
Which way Nigeria?

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by LoveJesus87(m): 7:30pm On Jul 28, 2021
Mtchew. Useless country

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by ike6: 7:30pm On Jul 28, 2021
Chai sometimes I wonder why someone would take marijuana before engaging in a sports activity. Marijuana slows you down, it's only useful for physical labor that involves low cordinated thinking

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by rex21: 7:31pm On Jul 28, 2021
Nigeria has been nose diving into oblivion. Well meaning nigerians should sit up and do the needful, let us stop waiting on the government. Its obvious they are clueless. Woeful failure

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by Mindlog: 7:31pm On Jul 28, 2021
No due diligence.
Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by otokx(m): 7:31pm On Jul 28, 2021
Even if all of them competed, Nigeria would still have not got a medal.

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by SOAG(m): 7:31pm On Jul 28, 2021
I no dey like put mouth for Nigeria matter anymore

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by Doggedseller: 7:31pm On Jul 28, 2021
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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by kponkedenge(m): 7:31pm On Jul 28, 2021
I don't blame them..... Our sports federation is just useless.... They don't give the athletes adequate funds for these types of things.. That's why you see them going to represent other serious countries.

See small Kenya, look at their ineligible athletes compared to us.

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by styless(f): 7:31pm On Jul 28, 2021
tongue

They actually smoke a lot of weed at Stadium Surulere.

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by mightyhaze: 7:31pm On Jul 28, 2021
design113:
grin
competition never start well, una don go dope unaself finish.
You see yaselves now?
try dey read

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by alaricsaltzman: 7:31pm On Jul 28, 2021
Disgrace everywhere

Tueh

10 out of 23...

Wetin con remain?

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Re: 10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo Olympics by Eazie351(m): 7:31pm On Jul 28, 2021
how many athletes con remain to compete for medals?

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