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IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by naptu2: 10:43am On Jul 30
IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes

by Salifu Usman 26 mins ago in ATHLETICS, SPORTS

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved the request of Team Nigeria for her 10 athletes who were declared ineligible to partake in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics have their Samsung Galaxy S21 5G given to all athletes who are resident at the Olympic Village return to them.

The letter of approval was signed by Jonas Brun, Junior Project Manager, NOC Relations/ NOC Services.

“Regarding your athletes that will not participate in competitions in Tokyo in light of the latest information received, I confirm that you can still go ahead and give phones to the athletes,” the letter reads.
The phones which were delivered to all NOCs at the Games Village were in order for them to benefit from all important information included in the ‘Athlete365website’ and also to comply with requirements set forth in the Play books, in particular download and use of the apps required by the Japanese authorities.


The Nigeria Olympic Committee like all other NOCs had received the phones on behalf of their athletes but could not extend such gestures to the ineligible athletes as they tried to abide by the rules. The approval by the IOC to extend the Samsung phones gifts to the ineligible athletes had since been complied by the NOC.

https://leadership.ng/ioc-backtrack-returns-samsung-phones-to-nigerian-athletes/

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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by Fahdiga(m): 10:44am On Jul 30
After the huge international embarrassment. I weep for Nigeria

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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by naptu2: 10:45am On Jul 30
Samsung has provided mobile phones at the Olympic Games since the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. This year it is providing the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G. It is teaming up with Japanese carrier, NTT Docomo, to ensure that the athletes at the games are able to download apps that are necessary for the games.

https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/events/olympic-games-and-samsung-galaxy/

https://www.engadget.com/samsung-galaxy-s21-olympic-games-edition-142323322.html

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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by naptu2: 10:49am On Jul 30
However, this has often led to controversy because some athletes and officials at the games are unable to get the phones. Iranian and North Korean athletes could not receive the special Olympic edition Samsung Galaxy Note 8 that was given to athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics in China because of UN sanctions.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/7/16988272/north-korea-2018-winter-pyeongchang-olympic-edition-samsung-galaxy-note-8-sanctions-iran

The rules also say that athletes that are disqualified from the games would not receive the phones (that is the cause of the recent crisis over the Nigerian athletes that were excluded from the games due to issues around drug testing).



naptu2:
The issue only affected the ten athletes who were excluded because of drug testing issues. The Athletics Federation of Nigeria failed to ensure that ten athletes were dope tested. These athletes were therefore excluded from the Olympics. The rules say that athletes that are disqualified from the Olympics would not get the phones. However, these athletes were excluded and so the Nigerian officials had to write to the International Olympic Committee to seek approval for the athletes to get the phones. That approval has now been given.

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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by weblord1900: 10:55am On Jul 30
Nigeria has been disgraced home and away.

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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by Authoreety: 10:55am On Jul 30
What
Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by Tedas: 10:55am On Jul 30
Humm
Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by ATEAMS: 10:55am On Jul 30
Dou know?


The place where a river begins is called its source. River sources are also called headwaters. Rivers often get their water from many tributaries, or smaller streams, that join together. The tributary that started the farthest distance from the river's end would be considered the source, or headwaters.

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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by kponkedenge(m): 10:56am On Jul 30
Nigeria is an embarrassing country.... Like wtf are officials taking athletes phones for? So they can bring it to Nigeria and sell them?

The corruption in this country is just too much.... Anywhere you put a Nigerian person in power, it's just how to make money or cheat others he's after......no zeal to work or make things better.

Little wonder why we are so messed up sports wise and other sectors.... Just look at how under par our performance has been all-rounder at the Olympics.... It has been mentally challenging for all these athletes.

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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by Chisaedhor: 10:56am On Jul 30
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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by Julianaa: 10:56am On Jul 30
So the phone is the reason they competed? undecided

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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by thaoriginator: 10:56am On Jul 30


bombaclaat people everywhere!!!

that's why me no trust people, dem a qiuck fi pull up one bagga stunt anytime anyweh...


Dem fool dem wan fi take a short cut fi make some dollar coins dem

whaata embarrassment fi di already fuckedd up country suh! cry

*Modificashun*
dem finna search fi any man/woman weh head di organization so him a get punished inna proper way.
dem hafi set an example fi dis thieves dem

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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by tutudesz: 10:56am On Jul 30
S21 vs Gold Medal shocked

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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by DropsMic(m): 10:56am On Jul 30
Nigerian leaders will always find new and innovative ways to embarrass Nigeria and Nigerians.. Smh

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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by TOPCRUISE(m): 10:56am On Jul 30
If there was no outcry they won't return them

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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by Juicy001: 10:57am On Jul 30
Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by DoggoneDogg: 10:57am On Jul 30
Those Japanese making it official to our criminal officials that the phones are meant for ATHLETES.

Just imagine sef, when the officials withheld the ineligible athletes' phones, why didn't they return it to the IOC?
Why keep them for yourself if you nor be confam thief? cheesy grin


Fraudsters everywhere in this country from Kyari to Olympic officials. grin

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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by Ladyoflight: 10:57am On Jul 30
How can they even collect it in the first place?
Nigeria and North Korea and the same. undecided

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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by milky3(f): 10:57am On Jul 30
These people Sha wan milk and gulp every benefits meant for it citizens, no iota of shame upon the useless money they pay them...

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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by Mykelslim: 10:57am On Jul 30
Other countries are collecting gold medals while Nigeria are seizing phones meant for athletes.
What an international disgrace wink shocked

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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by Nobody: 10:58am On Jul 30
Hmm

1.In a previous report, it was alleged that it was Nigerian officials who witheld the phone. Now, it seems it was the IOC.

I know Nigerian athletics has its corruption issues, but that previous report was a lie.

2.The ten Nigerian athletes who missed tests, that was their fault. It is not the job of the federation to inform them of the tests, or to see to it that they do the tests, it is the atheltes themselves who submit an address to the testers, who may come at a time when the athlete does not expect them. A trick to stop widespread doping in sprts

Above cancelled in light of new information that the problem came from the AFN not the athletes..

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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by MVLOX(m): 10:58am On Jul 30
Shameless criminals

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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by mattmogan88: 10:58am On Jul 30
I love women with athletic bodies, i don't know why grin
Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by Gilow: 10:59am On Jul 30
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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by Tobinrobin(m): 11:00am On Jul 30
Awesome
Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by ugodson(m): 11:00am On Jul 30
We want the names of the officials that initial refused to give the phones to the athletes.
What rubbish is that after they have dragged the name Nigeria down.

#Wewanttheofficialsnames

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Re: IOC Backtrack, Returns Samsung Phones To Nigerian Athletes by DoggoneDogg: 11:01am On Jul 30
Ladyoflight:
How can they even collect it in the first place?
Nigeria and North Korea and the same. undecided

angry angry Abeg nor use your badmouth go allow dem bomb us. I still get stuffs wey I never achieve yet.


PS: North Korea is a nice country & they have one of the world's greatest leader. smiley

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