FG pledges special attention to Commonwealth Games medalists




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commonwaelth gameABUJA – The Federal Government on Tuesday pledged to pay attention to the athletes who win medal at the ongoing 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Minister of Sports, Tammy Danagogo, made the pledge in Glasgow, his Assistant on , Mr Patrick Omorodion.

He said that the athletes would be monitored for subsequent tournaments.

“The government is going to pay attention to our gold, silver and bronze medalists in these Games.

“Once we finish from this Games, we are going to monitor the medalists to ensure that they are in shape ahead of other tournaments.

“We are going to design and evaluation mechanisms for them so that we keep tab on everything they do.

“If we handle them this way, I am sure that we be in a position to use them to win medals in the forthcoming 2016 Olympics in and other Games in the ,’’ he quoted Danagogo as saying.

Omorodion added that if the athletes maintained the tempo, they would win medals before the end of the Games.

“The expectations of Mr President and the rest of Nigerians are for us to win medals at the Games.

“We are proud of our athletes for what they have done for the country so far, and the government is prepared to give them all the necessary support required. [eap_ad_2] “I feel happy and hopeful that we win medals and the performances of the athletes in the weightlifting event has rekindled our hope.

“If we keep this tempo, I am very optimistic that we are going to win more medals.

“I am urging our athletes to keep the tempo so that we can continue harvesting more medals,” he said.

is of the 71 competing at the Games which is in its 20th edition.

currently placed 10th on the medals table three gold, four bronze and three silver.

The Games which began on July 23 are expected to end on Aug. 3. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]