Track and Field, the premier sport in the Olympic games begins today interestingly, it is the sport that Nigeria banks on most to lift them here although not much was done for them by the sports ministry during preparation for the Olympics.
And apparently aware of the need to motivate the athletes, Chief Solomon Ogba the President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria yesterday announced incentives for the athletes.
Any athlete who qualifies from the heats to the semi-final will earn $500 and any one who reaches the final gets a $1000.
It is same for coaches whose athletes get that far. These are personal incentives from Ogba and not from the sports ministry.