Dalung leads Nigerian team to Rio Olympic facilities

Dalung leads Nigerian team to Rio Olympic facilities

Saturday, March 5, 2016 7:32 pm


Dalung at Maracana Stadium

Dalung at Maracana Stadium


By Taiwo Adelu

Minister of Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung and other senior officials were in Rio de Jenerio, Brazil to inspect some facilities ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games which holds in August.

On the entourage were the Director General of National Sports Commission, NSC, Alhassan Yakmut, President of Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, Habu Gumel and Director of Sports in the NSC, Mrs. Hauwa Kulu-Akinyemi.

While in Brazil, the Minister and the other members of the delegation inspected Athletic Stadium in Rio de Jenerio, Games Village in Barra.

Dalung with some of the officials

Dalung with some of the officials

This is where Nigerian athletes and other contingents will be accommodated during the world championship.

The Nigerian delegation also visited Maracana stadium Rio built in 1968, the venue of the opening and closing of Olympics Rio 2016.

According to the Sports Minister, “the inspection visit is a prerequisite for participating countries and Nigeria being a major player in world sports has its turn on the 3 and 4 March 2016. It’s a five member technical delegation headed by my humble self.”

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