NOC inaugurates medical, scientific commission
Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) President, Habu Gumel has mandated the newly inaugurated medical and scientific commission to ensure Nigeria win clean medals at the 2019 African Games scheduled for Rabat, Morocco.
Speaking at the inauguration of the medical and scientific commission, Gumel, a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) revealed that the NOC will work with the commission in keeping Nigerian athletes physically and psychologically ready for the games.
“On our part, the NOC will continue to work hard within the limits of our ability and resources for continuous promotion of the noble Olympic ideals and specifically support the worthy initiatives of the medical and scientific commission,” he said.
Chairman of the sports medicine and scientific committee, Dr. Festus Osoba explained that the commission has already sprung into action by publishing a booklet “Medical And Scientific Commission Tips To Optimal Athletic Performance” to be shared amongst federations and athletes to help them in understanding standard attainable for doping control.
“We are here to ensure that the Nigeria Olympic Committee complies with the IOC regulations concerning the participation of athletes in the competition, that is to ensure they are aware of substances that can make them to be disqualified. Medications can be prescribed innocently, but it can be listed as a banned substance.