34 Sports, 5742 Participants for 7th National Youth Games

Ahead of 7th National Youth Games NYG slated for Asaba, Delta State, a total of 5,742 athletes and officials have been registered announced by the organizers.

The organizing committee after one of its meetings disclosed that 34 scoring Sports will be staged at the Games which will span from 20th September to 29th of the same month.

Among other key points in the discussions at the meeting was that all states must get ‘Insurance’ coverage for athletes and officials coming for the Games. The committee emphasized that all states will provide evidence of payment for participation and Insurance policy for athletes and officials as it will be used as necessary clearance into the Games Village.

The committee in another point agreed that screening of athletes will be carried out only once after two days grace of arrival at Games Village while it warned that any state that did not take part in the screening would be disqualified.

To ensure that only clean athletes take part in the Games, the authorities also warned that Doping control will be enforced as athletes may be tested at random during the Games. Participating states are also advised to discourage their athletes from the use of banned substances.

According to the resolution, the Events schedule will be given out as soon as the host state confirms venues available for events.

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