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J.K. Randle Olympic dinner holds in Lagos

THE annual Chief J.K. Randle Olympic dinner in commemoration of the 55th anniversary of the Nigerian Olympic Team to the 1956 Olympic Games held in Melbourne, Australia, will hold on Tuesday December 13, at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

The British High Commissioner, Mr. Andrew Lloyd will present an update on the preparations for the forthcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London.

It will be recalled that the Nigerian team to Melbourne included; K.A.B. Olowu (Captain) (100 metres and Long Jump); R.A. Oluwo (Pole Vault); J.O. Chigbolu; V.O. Gabriel (High Jump), E.A. Ajado (100 metres and relay).

Others were; T.A. Erinle (100 metres and Relay), (deceased); T. Obi(100 metres and Relay) (deceased),A.K. Amu(400 metres and Relay) (deceased); P. Esiri (Triple Jump) (deceased); P.B. Engo (Triple Jump and Long Jump)(deceased), former Attorney-General of the Cameroun.

Other accompanying officials were; Chief J.K. Randle, (Chef-De-Mission) (deceased); Chief A.A. Ordia(Coach) deceased; Mr. J.A. Enyeazu (Assistant Coach) deceased; Mr. Arthur Cooper (Nigerian Attache, Melbourne) deceased; Mr. Paul Engo, who later became Minister, Attorney General and diplomat in the Republic of Cameroun.

Accordingly, the sole surviving member of the team, Alhaji K.B. Olowu, will be honoured at the dinner.

The late Chief J.K. Randle died on 17th December, 1956 shortly after returning from Melbourne.

The theme of the dinner is: “Let Us Share The Glory Through Sports – 2012 and Beyond.”

 


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