South Korean SBS TV claimed that Samsung lobbied the IOC officials to get them vote for Pyeongchang as the host city for 2018 in return for various marketing and sponsorship contracts.
They had ran 52.21 and 52.55 in heats one and two respectively on Tuesday, the opening day of the event, to start off unsteadily and stay in bottom position in the competition.
“We will start the process (for a feasibility review) soon after the PyeongChang Winter Games,” Gov. Choi Moon-soon said at a press conference in Gangneung, a sub-host city of the PyeongChang Winter Games.
President Buhari’s goodwill message is contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday.
It was decided there that the Paris 2024 Games will now take place a week earlier than originally proposed.
Japan’s Sapporo has expressed an interest in hosting the Games for 2026, but its chances of winning are considered slim with South Korea’s Pyeongchang hosting the 2018 winter Games starting this week and Beijing staging the 2022 edition.
If she is successful, she will make Olympic history as a member of the first Nigerian contingent to one of the world’s most prestigious competitive sporting events.
The three-member team, which was only formed in 2016, is the first to represent Nigeria at the winter event to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February next year.