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Commonwealth Games: Sports Ministry releases timeline for its federations

The Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports on Monday in Abuja released a timeline for the 10 National Sports Federations participating in the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Commonwealth Games: Sports Ministry releases timeline for its federations

The General Team Manager, Tayo Oreweme, while giving details said an advance party and the Ministry’s secretariat staff would leave on Sunday as the Delegates’ Registration Meeting holds on March 22.

“Federations whose athletes are competing at the Games will round off their pre-games training at the end of March and proceed to Brisbane on March 23.

“This is however with the exception of Athletics whose 25 home-based athletes and 5 coaches are expected to arrive on March 25, as well as the Wrestling team who will arrive at the Games Village on April 2.

“The Games Village officially opens on March 25, while team officials will be allowed to check their athletes’ rooms five days earlier,’’ Oreweme, who is the ministry’s Director of Federations and Elite Athletes Department (FEAD), said.

Team Nigeria will be taking part in athletics, wrestling, basketball, gymnastics, boxing, table tennis, weightlifting, para powerlifting, para table tennis and para athletics.

The opening ceremony of the Games will hold on April 4, while the closing ceremony is billed for April 15.(NAN)


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