A Total Of 5742 Athletes, Officials To Storm Asaba For National Youth Games

A total of 5742 Athletes and Officials have been registered to participate at the seventh National Youth Games scheduled to hold  in Asaba, Delta state from September 20 to 30 this year.

The concerned authorities of the Games 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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