Nigerian athletes who are in China for the Youth Olympics have been quarantined and barred from training over the outbreak of the Ebola virus back home.
The Chinese Government, a statement by the National Sports Commission said, has prevented the athletes from training as other countries’ athletes have been doing since arrival.
Rather, the statement by the Director General of the NSC, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye, on Wednesday night, said the athletes have been quarantined.
Based on this, the NSC said it has decided to withdraw the team from the Games, which was scheduled to be held in Nanjing, China from August 16 to 28, 2014.