December 8, 2022

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Para-Swimming holds anti-doping seminar

An aerial view of Moshood Abiola Nationwide stadium swimming pool Abuja.

With the age-long problem of doping nonetheless affecting sports activities, the Para-Swimming Federation of Nigeria has determined to take a front-row in holding a seminar to coach sports activities personnel on doping. 

The seminar will witness a worldwide attendance because it enjoys the backing of the US of America Anti-doping Company. 

Throughout a briefing, Bose Kaffo who sits because the vice President of the Para-Swimming Federation of Nigeria, Chairperson Technical, emphasised on the necessity for people who handle athletes to be well-guided on the most recent dictates on anti-doping.

The occasion which holds  on-line with the theme “Anti-doping schooling for athletes assist personnel” in keeping with her, was designed to align sports activities administration personnel and different people and teams with the most recent methods and strategies in anti-doping. 

Many have fallen victims ignorantly taking drinks and meals which contained banned substances as listed by the World Anti-Doping Company (WADA).

Kaffo, who’s the convener and is  a former five-time desk tennis star, mentioned the occasion will likely be strategic within the combat in opposition to doping in sports activities. 

She is the primary African to carry a  Grasp of Arts in Sports activities Ethics and Integrity beneath the Olympian Worldwide Olympic Committee(IOC) Scholarship.

“The brief presentation is on Anti-doping consciousness for Athlete personnel. It’s focus is on schooling. That is primarily one other a part of athletes’ administration duty. I aimed to coach the administration employees of Para-Swimming  in addition to those that wish to profit from this seminar.”

She added that would-be individuals are additionally inspired to affix the seminar by way of the zoom hyperlink by 2pm in the present day.

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It could be recalled that Nigeria’s 4×100m gold medal on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham is beneath investigation following the invention of two ban substances, ostarine and Ligandrol within the blood pattern A of Grace Nkwocha who has been suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit.

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