The Commissioner for Sports inCross River State, Patrick Ugbe remains indifferent over the poor outing ofNigeriaat the London 2012 Olympics, asking, “what did you expect.”
Ugbe believesNigeriagot what it bargained for as no medals can be won without adequate preparations.
Said he, “Were you expecting miracles from TeamNigeria?”he asked, adding, “every serious nation started preparations for the Olympics since four years ago. There could not have been any serious preparations for our athletes in three months.”
But the commissioner is of the belief thatNigeriacould take some positives from the London Olympics.
“The lesson there is that we must always prepare well ahead of major sporting events. We cannot be talking about winning medals without adequate preparations.”
Ugbe said plans are on track for the state to host the next National Sports Festival after Eko 2012. “We still have the Lagos Games before the one we will be hosting. But we are on track and we won’t disappoint.”