The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has unveiled a comprehensive plan for Team Nigeria towards a podium success at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
According to the roadmap released by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Nebeolisa Anako, the final stage of local camping will take place from Saturday, 15 May to July 6th in Bayelsa, Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt.
Track and Field National Olympics Trials take place between 17 June and 19 June, 2021 while the African Athletics Championship takes place from 22 to 26 June, 2021.
The last phase of the camping will be in Kisarazu from 3 July to 23rd when the 1st batch of athletes will enter the Games Village for the Olympics proper.
Nigeria will present about 80 athletes in 10 sports at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. These are: Wrestling, Gymnastics, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Male and Female Basketball are some of the events Nigeria has qualified.
Others such as Track and Field, Weightlifting, Rowing, Canoeing are on the verge of qualifying.
Nigeria decided to narrow down its participation to sports where it has competitive advantage in winning medals.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has repeatedly maintained that Team Nigeria will improve on her performance of the last two Olympics, where she won only two bronze in Football and Track and Field.