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Bayelsa State Scrabble; Aniso and Ateh Record Victory

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Aniso and Ateh Record Victories at Bayelsa State Scrabble Retreat

The Bayelsa State Scrabble Association continues to intensify preparations ahead of the 20th National Sports Festival.

As part of efforts to ensure the state records a sterling performance at the Sports Fiesta, the second edition of Bayelsa State’s scrabble retreat was held at the indoor hall of the Samson Siasia Stadium on Saturday with Joseph Aniso and Abule Ateh emerging winners.

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Aniso won in category a after 12 rounds, winning eight games and amassing 16 points and a cumulative score of +743 while Ateh emerged victorious in category b after 10 rounds, winning seven games with 14 points and +609 cumulative score.

The third edition of the retreat would hold later this weekend at the same venue.

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Bahrain GP Crash: Haas driver suffers burns

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Haas driver suffer a great burn after fatal crash on the first lap of the race which was later lost.

The driver was rescued and appeared to have been saved by  the halo head protection.

“Romain Grosjean will remain in hospital overnight to be treated for burns sustained on the back of both hands,” a Haas statement said.

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“It’s a miracle that he’s alive,” said 1996 world champion Briton Damon Hill, who was Ayrton Senna’s team-mate at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix when the Brazilian three-time champion was killed.

Medical car driver Alan van der Merwe said: “It was a big surprise for us as well, we’ve never seen that much fire in 12 years.

“Romain started to get out of the car himself which was pretty amazing after an accident like that. It was a relief to see he was OK.”

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Gumel: Sports Administration Key to Development

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The third Module of fifth edition of Sports Administration and Advanced Sports Management Course (ASMC) started on Tuesday November 11, 2020 at the National Olympic Committee (NOC) boardroom, National Stadium Complex, Surulere, Lagos.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) course which the NOC is partaking in, is a global sport management course put together to produce and promote excellence in sports administration.

Engineer Habu Gumel, President, Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) at the opening session told the participants to see the course as a key to national development and an opportunity to know and as well have first hand information as regards sports administration globally.

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“The International Olympic Committee (IOC) through the Olympic Solidarity designed this course to provide National Olympic Committees the needed assistance to conduct administrative courses in their respective countries. This is to enhance their skills as sports administrators in their day to day activities”, Gumel added.

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The three day programme which is virtual and conventional, has twenty five participants in attendance with Prof. Clement Fasan and Mr. Dyagas Jonathan as certified IOC Program Directors. They are assisted by Mrs. Nyakno Oluokun, Assistant Director, National Institute for Sports and Mrs. Olanipekun Bodunrin of the Lagos State Sports Commission.

The course ends on November 13, 2020.

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NOC, NUGA Takes Olympic Education to Schools.

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The Nigeria Olympic Committee and Nigerian University Games (NUGA) will start the second phase of the Olympic Value Education Programme (OVEP) at the Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State from November 8 to 11, 2020.

This programme according to the Olympic Movement is to educate young citizens on the spirit for better understanding and friendship, thereby helping to build a better and more peaceful world. Olympism is a philosophy of life which spans more than the seventeen days of the quadrennial Olympic Games.

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Engr Habu Ahmed Gumel, President, Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), expressed his happiness for the uniqueness of this event. He said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is really focusing on the promotion of the Olympic Values through Olympic education in the schools.

Gumel commended NUGA, one of its partners and a member of the Nigeria Olympic Committee for the collaboration and the interest they show in training the young athletes. He asked that they do not relent in inculcating the Olympic Spirit in Nigerian students thereby having them at the peak in the NUGA games and ultimately the Olympic games, hence the reason for the Olympic Value Education Programme (OVEP).

The South South zone of OVEP in Abraka will have ten universities participating with each institution presenting 3 males and 3 females athletes.

Also, the 3rd phase, will converge at the University of Abuja between November 12 to 15, 2020 with athletes from 10 universities from each of the six geo-political zones taking part in the programme.

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