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Saturday, 16 August 2014

IOC bars Ebola-region athletes from some events @Youth Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) yesterday Friday August 15th said that it's prohibiting young athletes from the Ebola-affected region of West Africa including Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierre Leone from participating in certain events at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, which will begin today August 16th and run till the 28th.  

From Reuters

Athletes from West Africa, where authorities are battling an outbreak of the Ebola virus, will not be allowed to compete in combat sports or in the swimming pool, as it is impossible to rule out the risk of potential infection, the IOC and the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee said in a joint statement.
The rules will prevent a total of three athletes from the region from competing in those events, the statement said.
Those from the affected region competing in other sports will undergo regular temperature checks and physical assessments throughout the games, which begin on Saturday, the two committees said.
"We regret that due to this issue some young athletes may have suffered twice, both from the anguish caused by the outbreak in their home countries and by not being able to compete in the Youth Olympic Games," the IOC and organisers said.

The death toll from the world's worst outbreak of Ebola stood on Wednesday at 1,069, the majority of them in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the World Health Organisation said.

29 comments:

Zenki Moye Brown said...

HMMMMMMMMMMMM. NOT GUD AT ALL
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Debbie Chelsea said...

Hmmmmmm....2 bad

NaNcY DreW said...

****Sigh**** talk about wrestling,Judo,Boxing oda contact sports where we stand a chance don't blame dem eniway, I blame our Non-chalant, greedy, self centered, I don't kia government. Serzly d just thinking dat Nigeria wud av been Ebola free if not 4 sum crazy ass pple wu didn't do deir job. Am so pissed

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Nawao that's how it starts,soon FIFA will step in.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

chidera robert said...

West africans are doomed

chrisernboms said...

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ASHANKA said...

HAHAHA

Anonymous said...

Hell no! I feel so estranged right now because of Ebola God please com to our aid. felixlino82@yahoo.com

Goodness Gracious said...

I don't blame at all. Its a necessary precaution. God bless Nigeria

MACBOOK said...

Chai ebola nawa ooo......Patrick sawyer as far as ebola keep spreading mostly in Nigeria u will never rest in peace ooo

Hubby's Sweetest said...

This is serious.

Anonymous said...

So sad!but it is reasonable

wilheminna moses said...

Oh 9ja my country! Na u dem de do like dis? Patrick chai! U try!

Anonymous said...

Good one #bright bravo#

Collin said...

Hehehe...hw embarrasing....țħȋ§ our ebola region erh.....

Attah Andrew Attah said...

RuBbish.

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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Yu see what patrick has done to us, See what that useless and stupid pig of a human being has done to us….. May his soul rot in hell for all i care….
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Anonymous said...

Nawa ohh

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kaycee said...

I saw that one coming!!!

APPLE said...

See what that BASTARD patrick sawyer has caused? MAD MAN!!!

odobo grace said...

Its now embarrassing

Anonymous said...

You guys are so slow with news. Nigeria pulled out of this tournament since early this week, due to discrimination against Nigerian athletes. The Nigerian representatives have since returned home following the order for the Minister of sports.

Queen reign said...

Prevention is better... love the way they are handling it..
queenreigneth@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

They shouldn't have allowed them compete in any sport.

Don Chris said...

Too bad Mehnnnnn.


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Shina Shine said...

I wonder when will this unfavorable treatment end cos this is just the beginning





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hilary obiorah said...

Chei!

Esty kudos said...

I don't .blame them as d fear of ebola is d beginning of prevention. May God help us.. amen

chimmy onyewuchi said...

Ohhh too bad for athletes but it's for the best sha

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