Abuja set to host OSOM games

After several postponements occasioned  by the covid-19  pandemic, the city of Abuja is finally set to host the One Service, One Medal (OSOM) games January 20 and 24, 2021 with a record 15 events to be completed for by members of the Armed Forces and the paramilitary. 

This was revealed in a statement by the Director  of Grassroots  Development  of  the  Federal Ministry of  Youth and Sports Development  Dr Ademola Are on Sunday.

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has approved the staging of the OSOM games in Abuja over a four-day period with 15 events to be competed for.

Events to be competed  for include Athletics, Swimming,  Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Tug of War, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Chess, Squash, Scrabble. Others are Golf, Tennis, Shooting, Table Tennis and Badminton”. 

While Beach Volleyball will take place at the Jabi Lake, Boxing will hold at Old Parade Ground, Area 10, Chess at  Media Centre, Package A, Golf to tee off at TYB International Golf Resorts and Country Club, Shehu Yar’adua Barracks, Asokoro, 

 Scrabble players will have a field day at  Abuja VIP Lounge, Package A.

The Shooting  Shooting Range, Package B will come alive playing host to shooting. 

Squash Squash Court, Package B hosts the  Squash event, Swimming takes place at the  Pool  of Package B Table Tennis Indoor Sports Hall, Package B. Others  are; Taekwondo  at Velodrome, Package A,Tennis at Tennis Court, Package B.

It would be a Tug of War at the Training Pitch, Package A, with Weightlifters trying their strength at the Gymnasium, Package B of the Moshood Abiola National stadium.

The statement  further  said the OSOM GAMES  is being  organised  to foster peace, unity  and sports  development  among members of the Armed forces Military and the  paramilitary   in the country.

It is also geared towards the discovery of hidden, established talents   for future  podium  success for the country. 

The event was earlier  scheduled  to hold late last year in Kaduna, but was postponed  due to logistics  reasons.

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