SMH: Nigerian Officials & Athletes Fight Bitterly Over Samsung Olympic Phone Gifts In Tokyo

Date: 30-07-2021 10:56 am (1 month ago) | Author: Giwa bayo
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Athletes and officials of Team Nigeria at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are reportedly at loggerheads over phones given to athletes from each participating country by Samsung. Samsung, who is one of the sponsors of the Olympics, gave a phone – Samsung S20+ 5G Olympics Games Athlete Edition – which costs over $1,000, to each athlete competing at the Olympics.

Our correspondent gathered that the procedure for collecting the phone was that each athlete was meant to go to Samsung office in Tokyo, scan with the Olympics accreditation tag and collect the phone.

But Team Nigeria officials reportedly collected the phone in bulk for all the athletes representing the country. Trouble started in the Team Nigeria camp on Wednesday when the Athletics Integrity Unit disqualified 10 Nigerian athletes from competing in the track and field events of the 2020 Olympics after failing to meet anti-doping requirements.

A source in Tokyo, who spoke with our correspondent on the condition of anonymity, said the officials failed to give the 10 disqualified athletes their Samsung phone stakeholders
“Each athlete at the Olympics is entitled to one Samsung phone each. All they need to do is go to the Samsung office, scan their accreditation cards and get their phones. But the Nigerian delegation, through a very senior ministry official, went to the Samsung office and took all the phones for Team Nigeria athletes.

 Now the athletes went to meet the official and he said, ‘You are not competing, you can’t get a phone.’But that’s not the rule, the rule says as long as you are an accredited Olympic athlete, you are meant to get a phone, it’s your right. But they are holding the phone, they are not giving the athletes because of their incompetence at not making the athletes compete. It’s the incompetence of the federation and the ministry, who should have done the right thing by making sure that their three out of 10 out-of-competition tests is complete,
” he said

An athlete told our correspondent, “If we don’t get our phones, we will protest.


Posted: at 30-07-2021 10:56 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
- maxzy277 at 30-07-2021 12:48 PM (1 month ago)
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Fail athletes representing failed country  ;, make una collect una right from them, na so dem take style destroyed the Country. Sets of Useless people
Posted: at 30-07-2021 12:48 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Noah147 at 30-07-2021 01:09 PM (1 month ago)
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Posted: at 30-07-2021 02:18 PM (1 month ago) | Newbie
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- kima77same at 30-07-2021 02:40 PM (1 month ago)
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THSES SO OFFICIALS MUST BE SACKED IMMEDIATELY. THE PHONES BELONG TO THE ATHLETES..SHAME ON THE NIGERIAN OFFICIALS
Posted: at 30-07-2021 02:40 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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