AFN President, Solomon    Ogba, yesterday ordered that the top three winners in all the events of the Mobil Athletics Championship will face doping tests. Mobil starts next week.

AFN President

Ogba had asked how athletes were tested in the past and Dr. Akin Amao, the foremost sports medicine doctor in the country, replied that it was randomly done.

He asked for a change and wanted the top three finishers in each event tested. “We maintain zero tolerance in this matter,” Ogba said, adding that prize monies will only be handed out to winners after results of tests certify them clean. Winners at the Mobil Championship will represent Nigeria in next month’s World Championship in Berlin.


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