5,742 Athletes, Officials Registered For National Youth Games In Asaba

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By Our Correspondent

Ahead of the start of the National Youth Games in Asaba, Delta State, on September 20 and run through September 30, a of 5742 athletes and officials have been registered.

The Games handlers after a meeting on Friday disclosed that 34 scoring Sports will be staged at the Games.

Among the key points at the meeting was that all states should get insurance cover for athletes and officials coming for the Games.

It was emphasised that all states will provide evidence of payment for participation and Insurance policy for athletes and officials as it will be used as necessary clearance into the Games Village.

Also indicated was that screening of athletes will be carried out only once after two days grace of arrival at Games village as it warned that any state that did not take part in the screening will be disqualified.

In order to ensure that only clean athletes take part in the Games, the authorities also warned that Doping control will be enforced as athletes may be tested at random during the Games.

Participating states are advised to do more by way of discouraging the use of banned substances by the young athletes.
According to the resolution, Events schedule will be given out as soon as the host state confirm venues available for events.

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