The media manager attached to Team Nigeria’s contingent to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham has confirmed that the Nigerian athletes will not have any doping issues.
Toyin Ibitoye, Team Nigeria’s media manager said in a statement to brila.net that the athletes are clean, with zero tolerance for doping.
“There’ll be zero tolerance for doping. We believe our Athletes here are clean. Our testing has gone up from 75 to 160 as far as out-of-competition tests and the Commonwealth Games test are concerned and the testing has been strict. We are in category A and it is not a good place to be,” Ibitoye said.
Ibitoye also spoke about conflict resolutions and other issues that may arise during and after the games.
“The code of conduct document had been prepared ahead of time so everybody is well aware. Conflict resolution and all other issues that may arise will be addressed according to clearly spelled out procedures.”
Earlier on Thursday, the Nigerian team turned out in their beautiful colors during the opening ceremony of the Games in Birmingham.
Led by the flagbearers, Nnamdi Chinecherem Prosper and Oluwafemiayo Folashade as well as Mike Edwards, the athletes looked radiant and ready for the task ahead of them in the simple but fitting white and green attire.
Team Nigeria will start off her quest for medals on Friday, with the Men’s and Women’s Table Tennis teams in action.