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Just In: Team Nigeria protest disqualification of 10 athletes at Tokyo Olympics

The Nigerian contingent to the 2020 Olympics has taken to the streets of Tokyo to protest the 10 athletes disqualified from participating in the track and field events.

According to The PUNCH, the protesting athletes carried placards with the inscription “Why should we suffer for someone else’s negligence?”

Other placards carried inscriptions like “All we wanted to do was compete” and “We are not just alternates but potential medalists.”

The protest comes amid growing disquiet among the Nigerian Olympic contingent over the disbanding of various federation boards by the minister of sports, Sunday Dare, in the elad up to the event.

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