Lagos - Nigeria's participation in the 2014 Wrestling World
Championships remained in the balance this week, as health officials pondered
Nigeria is one of host of countries to have been struck by
the deadly Ebola virus, leaving Uzbekistan officials hesitant to allow athletes
from the African country to enter the Asian nation.
The world wrestling body, according to Punch, has requested
that seven wrestlers from Nigeria be allowed to compete in this year's WWC,
which will start on 8 September in Tashkent.
"Wrestling's international ruling body has sent a
letter to the country's ministry of public health asking it to allow the
athletes from the Ebola-hit countries to participate in Tashkent," an
unnamed Uzbekistan's ministry of public health representative reportedly told
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