6th National Youth Games:: Federal ministry of Youth and Sports conducts   another batch of   age cheating test for  athletes

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By Abdulgafar Oladimeji

Federal ministry of Youth and Sports in response to the protest against the age cheating test conducted last Thursday  at the ongoing National Youth  Games , NYG  have commenced a second round review  test for those that failed the initial exercise.

The ministry officials , Friday ordered athletes, who failed the first hurdle  to return back to  Unilorin Main Bowl to undergo  retest.

Our correspondent who visited the venue where  the  age cheating test is been performed reports that,  30 minutes prior to the 2:30 stipulated for the official opening of the games, athletes  were still been screened to determine their qualification to compete in the games.

The second round screening exercise is coming ,  after medals have been won and loss in games like, swimming, gymnastic and cycling, our correspondent reports.

Pyramidsportsnews.com reports that the immediate  past director  grass root development at the ministry, Ademola  Aare is superintending  over the exercise.

It will be recalled that mass protest have continued  to trail the initial outcome of the age cheating test.

Though the exercise was officially fixed  to end  by 12am, on Friday, as at 1:55pm  the second round of the age cheating scrutiny was ongoing, our  correspondent reports.

 

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