NOC Athletes Commission Forum To Hold In Abuja

By Lekan Sowande, Abuja.

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The Athletes Commission of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), an affiliate of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will hold its annual seminar between June 20th – 21st, 2022 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

The seminar according to the Chairman of the Commission, Olumide Oyedeji, is very important as athletes prepare for the Commonwealth Games in July scheduled to hold in Birmingham.

Chairman of the Athletes Commission, Olumide Oyedeji

“We are gathering in Abuja for our annual forum where issues bothering on athletes shall be discussed and as well share from the knowledge of the instructors we have invited for the two days event,” Oyedeji said.

In a release signed by Phemmy Adetula, the NOC Public Relations Officer, the athletes shall dwell on Effective Running of Athletes Commission at National Federation, Anti-Doping/WADA – Engaging Athletes About Clean Sport, Sports Injuries, Competition Manipulation- Safeguarding/Prevention of Harassment and Abuse, Psychology of Sport Performance amongst others topics.

The President of the NOC, Habu Ahmed Gumel will give the opening remarks. The welcome address will be Sports Minister Sunday Dare, while the distinguished Instructors are as follows; Toyin Aluko, Odion Aikhoje, Pham. Oyerinde, Dr. Simon Ebhojaiye, Dr Robinson Okosun, Dr Dayo and Malam Abdulrahman.

The Athletes Commission forum will close with the election of new executives for another four-year cycle and certificates shall be presented to all participants by the NOC President Gumel and the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar.

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