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2020 Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Arrives …Meets Buhari

President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Dr
Thomas Bach, yesterday arrived Nigeria on a two-day official visit.

Bach, who arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
at about 4. 05 p.m. was received by the Minister of Youth and Sports
Development, Sunday Dare and other top government officials.

He said he was happy to be in Nigeria and expressed optimism
on collaborating with stakeholders to further develop sports in Nigeria.

“I am looking forward to a successful visit in Nigeria. I
will be meeting government officials, the Nigeria Olympic committee and the
athletes also to wish them luck in the Olympic qualification and participation
in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic.

“It’s a very rich programme for my visit to Nigeria and am
looking forward to enjoying the Nigerian hospitality,’’ he said.

Dare in his remarks said the visit was historic and a sign
of Nigeria’s recognition in the world of sports.

Bach, a German lawyer and former Olympic fencer, is the
ninth and current President of the IOC.

The IOC boss is in Nigeria on a two-day official visit and
would pay a courtesy visit to President Muhammadu Buhari today.

He is expected to commission the Association of National
Olympic Committee of Africa (ANOCA) headquarters in Abuja and tour the Moshood
Abiola national stadium, Abuja among other engagements.

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