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    Extra-Ordinary meeting of the National Council on Sports reached the following decisions;

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    Extra-Ordinary meeting of the National Council on Sports reached the following decisions;

    “A maximum of 32 sports shall feature at the Festival (27 compulsory and 5 optional) This is in line with practices obtainable in the organization of major International Games i.e. Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Continental Games etc. It is to reduce the burden of hosting, organizing and participating in the festival.
    The compulsory sports were selected based on;
    -Popularity of the sport in the 36 states and FCT
    -State entries in the sport in previous Festivals
    -Standard of Nigeria’s participation in the sport at the International level.

    Compulsory sports

    1. Athletics
    2. Badminton
    3. Basketball
    4. Beach Volleyball
    5. Boxing
    6. Chess
    7.Cycling
    8. Football
    9. Gymnastics
    10. Handball
    11. Hockey
    12. Judo
    13.karate
    14. Kickboxing
    15. Kung-fu
    16. Para- Athletics
    17. Para- Powerlifting
    18. Para- Table Tennis
    19. Scrabble
    20. Squash
    21. Swimming
    22. Table Tennis
    23. Tennis
    24. Taekwondo
    25. Volleyball ( Indoor)
    26. Weightlifting
    27. Wrestling

    OPTIONAL SPORTS
    1. Amputee Football
    2. Canoeing
    3. Cricket
    4. Darts
    5. Deaf sports ( male and female sprint event in Athletics.
    6. Fives
    7. Golf
    8. Para Shooting
    9. Para Soccer
    10. Para Swimming
    11. Para Taekwondo
    12. Rowing
    13. Rugby
    14. Sailing
    15. Shooting
    16. Sitting volleyball
    17. Traditional boxing (Dambe)
    18. Traditional sport ( Abuja)
    19. Traditional Sport ( Ayo)
    20. Traditional Sport ( Langa)
    21. Traditional Wrestling ( Kokawa)
    22. Wheelchair Basketball
    23. Wheelchair Tennis
    24. Yachting

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    • Highlights of the communiqué of the Extra-Ordinary Meeting of the National Council on Sports held at the Nelson Mandela Hall, Edo Heritage Hotel, Benin City.

    i) Council expressed appreciation to Governor of Edo state His Excellency, Godwin Obaseki, the government and good people of Edo state for their warm reception, hospitality and support towards the hosting of the Extra- Ordinary meeting of the National Council on Sports.
    ii) Noted that the 19th NSF was the first edition

     

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