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Update: Banned Nigerian athletes hold protest in Tokyo
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Fri, 30 Jul 2021   ||   Nigeria,
 

Friday- 30th July, 2021: A group of Nigerian athletes - who were ruled ineligible to compete at the Olympics in Tokyo - have held a protest in the Japanese city.

On Wednesday, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) ruled that a total of 20 competitors, including 10 from Nigeria, would be unable to take part in the competition because of non-compliance with out-of-competition drug testing requirements in the run-up to the games.

The athletes held placards criticising officials, with one saying: "why should we suffer because of someone else's negligence".

 

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