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Nigeria Qualifies For 2024 Youth Olympic Winter Games

2024 Youth Olympic Winter Games

Nigeria Qualifies For 2024 Youth Olympic Winter Games

Team Nigeria Curlers has qualified for the 2024 Youth Winter Olympics’ curling competition.

The qualification of Nigeria for the Mixed and Mixed Doubles competitions was verified by Daniel Damola, President of the Nigeria Curling Federation.

The South Korean province of Gangwon will host the 2024 Youth Winter Olympics from January 19 to February 1.

He claimed that when Nigeria was the only team representing Africa in the World Junior B Curling Championship held in Finland, qualification for the Youth Winter Olympics was assured.

He stated that the Nigeria Olympic Committee would receive the qualification ticket and official notice in March 2023.

“Well done, Team Nigeria youth curlers for making history again by becoming the first African Nation to qualify for the 2024 Youth Winter Olympics. We are proud of you all and the boys’ team as well. Still, we rise,” Damola said.

Damola who also noted that the recent successes have been from personal sacrifices since there has been zero sponsorship from government quarters stated that more can be achieved if the Federation gets the needed support.

“Not minding that there was no support from anybody, government, NOC, or sponsors, we achieved this. That means if we had sponsors, you can only imagine what we would have achieved. Like I always say, still we rise at the Nigerian curling.

“The beautiful thing about the whole success is that we actualised the dream using the locals, the home-based athletes, and children from the grassroots.

“This is a life-changing thing for all of them and basically for the country as well. For us to pull out this historic achievement using only home-based youth athletes, the first of its kind in the entire African region. I’m glad and happy. I’m happy with the staff and management, from the cleaner to the presidency. It is a team success and I thank God for everything.”

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