2017 World Winter Games 22 athletes to represent Nigeria

A send forth ceremony was held for the 22 athletes that make up Team Nigeria in Lagos.

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22 athletes to represent Nigeria at 2017 World Winter Games play 22 athletes to represent Nigeria at 2017 World Winter Games (Special Olympics Nigeria)

22 athletes will represent Nigeria at the 2017 World Winter Games holding in Austria, Special Olympics Nigeria have revealed.

The 2017 World Winter Games will hold between Tuesday, 14 to Saturday, 25 March in Austria.

A send forth ceremony was held for the 22 athletes that make up Team Nigeria on Thursday, March 9 at Vigeo Holdings, Ikoyi.

22 athletes to represent Nigeria at 2017 World Winter Games play A send forth ceremony was held for the 22 athletes on Thursday in Lagos (Special Olympics Nigeria)

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The event marked the high point of the athletes’ preparations for the World Winter Games as they are set to compete in unusual sports like floor hockey and floorball.

Nollywood stars Kate Henshaw and Linda Ejiofor were present to lend their goodwill and support to the athletes.

Kate Henshaw and Linda Ejiofor play Kate Henshaw and Linda Ejiofor (Special Olympics Nigeria)

 

The send forth event was organised by Special Olympics Nigeria, the Nigerian equivalent of Special Olympics, an organisation set up by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in the early 1960s with the purpose of providing year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.