September 27, 2021


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BREAKING: 10 Nigerian athletes disqualified from Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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Ten Nigerian athletes have been disqualified from participating in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

This was contained in a statement in a statement from the Athletics Integrity Unit obtained by our correspondent on Wednesday.

The Athletics Integrity Unit is an independent body created by World Athletics that manages all integrity issues – both doping and non-doping.

The statement showed that a total of 20 athletes were ineligible with Nigeria being the most affected.

Other countries affected are Belarus, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, and Ukraine.

The athletes were disqualified for not meeting the minimum testing requirements under Rule 15 governing National Anti-Doping Federation.

The PUNCH gathered that top Nigerian athletes – Blessing Okagbare, Tobi Amusan, Ese Brume, Divine Oduduru, and Chukwuebuka Enekwechi – are not affected.

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