Mon. Sep 27th, 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The first batch contingent of team Nigeria yesterday July 6th left for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The team members who departed through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport Abuja include Canoeing athlete Ayomide Bello and her coach Ebenezer Ukwumma, Rowing athlete Esther Took and her coach Regina Emofe as well as their medical crew and few officials from the federal ministry of youth and sports development.

Meanwhile reports emanating from Tokyo says fans are likely to be banned from the opening over virus fears, but a reduced number of VIPs comprising IOC representatives, foreign dignitaries and sponsors connected to the games will be allowed into the national stadium to watch the July 23 ceremony as the Olympic torch is due to arrive Tokyo this Friday having the Janese city since March.

EURO 2020 semifinal begins tonight as Italy and Spain battle in an epic clash at Wembley stadium which is be their fourth consecutive meeting in European championship.

Tomorrow England will walk out to a wall of noise at Wembley as well, where bulk of the sixty thousand crowd will back them against 1992 winners Denmark whose star striker Christine Eriksen has received invitation to attend the final on Sunday from UEFA alongside the paramedics who helped to save his life during an on-field cardiac arrest.

Meanwhile in the early hours of tomorrow, Argentina will trust Lionel Messi to find a way past goalkeeper David Ospina to overpower Colombia and make a return to the COPA AMERICA final to face Brazil.

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