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Nigeria to participate in 8 sports in the Games

12 July 2012, 07:40

 Lagos - Following the qualification of D’Tigers on July 8, the events in which the country would participate at the 2012 London Games had now been increased from seven to eight.

A reliable source close to the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday the last minute inclusion of basketball among sports codes on offer at the Games.

NAN reports that during the ceremonial hand over of the contingent to the committee, only seven sports were handed over to NOC on July 5, with basketball placed on standby.

The final lists of sports for the Games are Athletics, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Boxing, Wrestling, Weightlifting, Canoeing (kayak) and Basketball.

While the Athletic team had since moved to Surrey, England for closed camping, Taekwondo headed for South Korea.

Boxing, Table Tennis, Canoeing (Kayak) and weightlifting were moved to Germany from where they would proceed to the Games Village in London.

The Games have been scheduled to run from 27 July 27 to 12 August in London.

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