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Nigeria’s Extreme Game course opens

20 August 2014, 10:06

Lagos - The nation’s first ever Extreme Sports Course will be unveiled in the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere on Wednesday.

Wahid Enitan Oshodi, the Lagos Sate Commissioner for Youth, will be present to open the park. Following the opening, a showcase of athletes, including BMX riders and skateboarders, will be on display.

“We are obviously impressed with the efforts of the Lagos State Ministry of Youths, Sports and Social Development at creating platforms, especially through sports for youth engagement and the MX Games is coming to complement that effort”, revealed Fela Bank-Olemoh, the CEO of Media Vision Limited who instigated the project.

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“It has taking three years and lots of interaction with partners within and outside Nigeria to realize this project and the MX Games is a culmination of these years of design and planning to place Nigeria on the map of Extreme Sports nations.”

At a later stage, the inaugural MX Games will offer the nations extreme sports athletes a chance to show their talent.

“The MX Games will further engage an increasing number of youths who are passionate about events like rollerblading and skateboarding,” added Bank-Olenoh.

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