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The Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Hon. Sunday Dare has urged the athletes that are representing the country to continue training for the Olympics Games which was postponed for 2021.

Speaking recently, Dare also said that the National Council for Sports (NCS), will meet to do a review on the resumption of the National Sports festivals.

“Preparing for Olympics is continuum, athletes must continue to practice. As a country, we must continue to plan and strategise.

“The 33 athletes are making a video to join their voices to awareness and the video will soon be released. They will be speaking and giving out messages of hopes. We will be prepared when the Olympics starts next year,” he said.

He also said after the lock down, the NCS will meet again to review the postponement and brief the stakeholders on how and what to do on the sports festival.

“The NCS is the highest decision sports making body in the country, so, we hope that after the two weeks break or sometimes before the end of April, the national council of sports will meet as a body. We will review the impact of the postponement.

“They will be briefed by the health experts about the trend whether we have reached the tables or whether it is declining,’ He added.

“We would also look at what is available in terms of health facilities, surveillance and everything that needs to be put in place for the Sports festivals,” he said.

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