Athletes amd officers of Staff Nigeria on the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games are reportedly at loggerheads over telephones given to athletes from every taking part nation by Samsung.
Samsung, who’re one of many sponsors of the Olympics, gave a cellphone – Samsung S20+ 5G Olympics Video games Athlete Version – which prices over $1,000, to every athlete competing on the Olympics.
Our correspondent gathered that the process for gathering the cellphone was that every athlete was meant to go to Samsung workplace in Tokyo, scan with the Olympics accreditation tag and gather the cellphone.
However Staff Nigeria officers reportedly collected the cellphone in bulk for all of the athletes representing the nation.
Hassle began within the Staff Nigeria camp on Wednesday when the Athletics Integrity Unit disqualified 10 Nigerian athletes from competing within the observe and subject occasions of the 2020 Olympics after failing to satisfy anti-doping necessities.
A supply in Tokyo, who spoke with our correspondent on the situation of anonymity, mentioned the officers failed to present the ten disqualified athletes their Samsung telephones.
“Every athlete on the Olympics is entitled to at least one Samsung cellphone every. All they should do is go to the Samsung workplace, scan their accreditation playing cards and get their telephones. However the Nigerian delegation, via a really senior ministry official, went to the Samsung workplace and took all of the telephones for Staff Nigeria athletes. Now the athletes went to satisfy the official and he mentioned, ‘You aren’t competing, you’ll be able to’t get a cellphone.’
“However that’s not the rule, the rule says so long as you’re an accredited Olympic athlete, you are supposed to get a cellphone, it’s your proper. However they’re holding the cellphone, they don’t seem to be giving the athletes due to their incompetence at not making the athletes compete. It’s the incompetence of the federation and the ministry, who ought to have finished the correct factor by ensuring that their three out of 10 out-of-competition exams is full,” he informed The PUNCH.
An athlete informed our correspondent, “If we don’t get our telephones, we’ll protest.”
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