Drug scare hits Commonwealth prep

The recent state of doping allegations in the Nigerian Commonwealth Games camp, especially in Boxing and Weightlifting, is causing grave concerns for the officials of the Athletics Federations of Nigeria.

The Federation's technical Chairman, Sunday Bada - a former national 400m champion, said they are embarking on an enlightment campaign for athletes and officials on consequence of doping preparatory to the Commonwealth Games 2006.

These he said include a series of educational talks, symposia etc., and will form part of activities for the athletes during the Commonwealth camping slated for Abuja.

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Celebrations are continuing in the Kenya city as news of their choice by the International Association of Athletics Federation to host the 2007 World Cross-country Championships in Mombasa was received.

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