A file photograph of ICO President, Thomas Bach.
The President of the Worldwide Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, has counseled the Nigeria Olympic Committee Athletes Fee for his or her initiative in creating consciousness on the COVID-19 pandemic, utilizing the athletes to convey a message of hope.
At a web-based convention assembly that included 200 athletes representatives, IOC Government members in addition to Athletes Fee members and the Olympic Channels, Bach praised Nigeria for being the primary nation to provide you with such initiative and inspired different Nationwide Olympic Committees to emulate the gesture.
The Chairman of the Nigeria Olympic Committee Athletes Fee, Olumide Oyedeji, represented the nation on the assembly.
Oyedeji used the chance to ask concerning the religion of athletes at present on IOC scholarship grants and for different upcoming athletes which will must obtain such grants to assist their coaching and qualification.
In his response, the IOC President appreciated the NOC and the Nigerian Authorities for the hospitality accorded him throughout his go to to Nigeria which he referred to as a memorable one.
He stated that every one athletes at present on Olympic scholarships would proceed to benefit from the profit till the Olympic Video games whereas additional home windows could be opened to contemplate upcoming athletes.
Bach additionally assured Nigeria that discussions have been ongoing for the Nigeria Olympic Committee by way of the Athletes Fee to learn from the Adecco programme in a matter of three months.
The Athletes Profession Programme pertains to the Athletes 365 initiative with Adecco and the plans to help the athletes in each their energetic days and whereas in retirement, utilizing the Athletes Fee channel.
Bach, nevertheless, suggested the athletes to stay centered of their coaching and preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games which might happen in the summertime of 2021.
He assured them that the IOC would proceed to work with the assorted Worldwide Federations to finish the remaining qualification sequence.