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Lagos International Sports Classics to feature 10 events

17 September 2013, 15:30

Abuja - Jimmy Ogunnowo, Chairman, Lagos State Taekwondo Association, said on Tuesday that the Lagos International Sports Classics would feature 10 events.

Ogunnowo said in Lagos that the competition would hold from Nov.28 to Nov. 30 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.

According to him, the events are: taekwondo, table tennis, athletics, lawn tennis, chess, basketball, badminton, golf, scrabble and swimming.

He said the classics, being sponsored by the Lagos State Government, would enhance the development of sports in the country.

"It is only when athletes are regularly provided with opportunities to compete among themselves that they can improve their skills,” he said.

Ogunnowo lauded the government’s initiative for engaging athletes in friendly contests, within their weight categories.

He urged other states to emulate the Lagos State approach to sports development, to enable the country to be able to discover talents for international competitions.



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