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Abuja OSOM GAMES begins tomorrow

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The city of Abuja is set to host the One Service, One medal Games (OSOM Games) from tomorrow to January 24 after series of postponement due to COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the organisers, a record of 15 events will be competed for by the Armed Forces and the paramilitary.

In a statement yesterday, the Director of Grassroots Development of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Dr. Ademola Are, said the championship would help in the effort to churn out more sports talent from the Nigeria Military.

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“The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has approved the staging of the OSOM Games in Abuja over a four-day period with 15 events to be competed for.

“Events to be competed for include Athletics, Swimming, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Tug of War, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Chess, Squash, Scrabble. Others are Golf, Tennis, Shooting, Table Tennis and Badminton,” he said

He added, “While Beach Volleyball will take place at the Jabi Lake, Boxing will hold at Old Parade Ground, Area 10, Chess at media centre, Package A, Golf to tee off at TYB International Golf Resorts and Country Club, Shehu Yar’Adua Barracks, Asokoro, Scrabble players will have a field day at Abuja VIP Lounge, Package A.”

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