Ten Nigerian athletes were disqualified from participating in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The athletes were disqualified for not meeting the minimum testing requirements under Rule 15 governing National Anti-Doping Federation.
The disqualified Nigerian athletes at Tokyo Olympics, who on Friday, July 30, 2021, protested over the action of the Athletics Integrity Unit, AIU, against them, accused the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, of negligence.
The unfortunate athletes took to the streets of Tokyo to express their frustration at seeing their dreams of competing at the Olympics dashed by negligence from the Ministry of Sports and the AFN.
“Why should we suffer because of someone else’s negligence,” a banner held by one of the athletes read.
“All we wanted to do is to compete,” another banner read.