NOC website: The shame of a nation of sports-loving people
By Guardian Exclusive
11 August 2021 | 9:01 am
It is unpardonable that the website of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, in an Olympic year, and five years after the conclusion of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, has nothing about the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics, but is replete with articles related to an event that took place half a decade ago. We can only hope that this lapse and other blunders noted in this video that cost Team Nigeria dearly at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be corrected before the Paris 2024 Olympics.
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