IOC to assist Nepal following devastating earthquake

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LAGOS -The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has promised to provide assistance to Nepal in the wake of the April 25 devastating earthquake.

An online news outfit `insidethegames’ on Sunday reports that IOC has been in touch with Nepal and would assess what form such help most effectively take.

According to the outfit, the aid is likely to be channelled through Olympic Solidarity, the arm that organises assistance for all National Olympic Committees, particularly those in greatest need.

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added that the country had already received offers of help from other entities.

recalled that FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, wrote to the Nepal Football Association in April to express sympathy to the of and offered support in the relief process.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the 7.9 magnitude earthquake, which struck on April 25, claimed thousands of lives in the mountainous country sandwiched between and China. (NAN)