In series of photos circulating on social media, the protesting athletes were seen carrying placards with inscriptions such as “Why should we suffer for someone else’s negligence”, “We are not just alternates but potential medalists,” and “All we wanted to do was compete.”
Photos Of Nigerian Athletes Protest In Tokyo 2020 Olympics
10 Nigerian Athletes Banned From Tokyo 2020 Olympics
KanyiDaily had reported how the 10 Nigerian athletes were disqualified from participating in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics after they failed to meet the minimum testing requirements under Rule 15 of the Anti-Doping Rules for ‘Category A’ federations.
A statement issued by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) on Wednesday showed that a total of 20 athletes were ineligible in the event, with Nigeria being the most affected.
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