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'Sport philosophy is needed'

18 October 2012, 07:53

Abuja - Danlami Adamu, the Senior Legislative Aide to the Chairman, House Committee on Sports, said the country needs a "sports philosophy" to get things right in the sector.

Adamu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja, that the sports sector should have a philosophy that everybody will grow up to understand.

"The key area we have to concentrate on as far as sport is concern in this country is sports philosophy.

"I don’t think the sports philosophy in this country is right; we have to be able to develop a sport philosophy that everybody will grow up to understand.

"This is because from the various things I have seen, I found out that we have not actually understood what sport is all about," he said.

According to Adamu, there is need to change people's orientation in order to move the sector forward.

"Some people are looking at sports in terms of competitions alone, some others think it is all about winning medals and games only.

"But sports have gone beyond that. If everyone takes it seriously as it should be, I think we will be better off," he said.

The legislative aide, however, commended ICON Sports for the two-day sports management conference it organised in collaboration with the Federation of Public Service Games (FEPSGA).

He said the conference tried to find a way forward for the country’s sports and that he was optimistic that there would be a rebirth of the sports sector.

NAN reports that ICON Sports, an NGO, organised the two-day sports management conference with the theme 'Creating wealth through professional sports management', which ended in Abuja on Wednesday.

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