By Andrew Abah, Abuja
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has announced that the second phase of camping towards next year’s Tokyo Olympics will begin on Monday in three centres across the country in line with his promise for early preparations.
This was made known by the Acting Director Of Field and Elites Athletes, Dr. Simeon Ebhojiaye. He said the athletes will be camped for three weeks in Port- Harcout, Abuja and Yenogoa.
In Port- Harcout, fourteen track and field athletes under the supervision of two coaches are in camp. In Abuja, 8 para athletes, 14 para table tennis players and 8 weightlifters are in camp, while 8 wrestlers are camped in Yenogoa, Bayelsa State under the supervision of two coaches.
The first phase of camping was conducted at the High Altitude training center, Federal College of Education, Pankshin, Plateau state with Four athletes in attendance.
The Pankshin camp was used as a prelude to reviving middle and long distance races in the country.
The first phase of camping held from November 20th- December, 9th, while the second would take place from 7th December- 24th.