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RCCG to partner NOC for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games


The Redeemed Christian Church Of God (RCCG) on Wednesday said that it would collaborate with the Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC), for a successful outing of Nigerian contingents at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The church’s Director of Sports, Paul Bankole, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the Redemption Camp that a summit for the actualisation of the objective has been scheduled for Dec. 7.

He said that the summit’s theme is, “Role of the Church, Corporate Organisations, Media, and Government towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games’’.

The director said that the summit would focus on maximising the potential of Nigerian youths, teenagers and children.

“We have to work in partnership with the NOC because our target is the Olympics.
“There are certain rules governing Olympics and we will need the NOC’s expertise.

“And also for us to achieve the aim of the project,” he said.

Bankole told NAN that God spoke through Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the RCCG ‘s General –Overseer at the April 2014 special Holy Ghost congress on two issues and one was sport.

“The Lord said there are Olympic stars and a future president among the children at the congress,” he said.
He, however, added the RCCG would be focus on 10 sports specifically those that are usually performed at the Olympics.

The director said that the church would strive for sponsors and partners from corporate organisations, societies and well meaning Nigerians.

“Our main focus is on tennis, table tennis, boxing, cycling, martial arts, swimming, athletics, volleyball, basketball and futsal football.

“This is a big project which requires lots of funding. We intend building a state-of- the art sports complex with the best equipment.

“I mean world class sporting equipment if not that of Olympic standard but at least something almost close to it, ”he said.

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