Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) on Monday said that no fewer that 680 athletes were called for closed camping ahead of the 2020 National Sports Festival "Edo 2020".
The athletes for the track and field event training at the Teslim Balogun Stadium engaged in an early morning drill, under the supervision of the coach, Femi Emmanuel.
The Director of Public Relations, LSSC, Titi Oshodi, in a statement, said that the teams in camp were selected after successful trials.
"The closed camping, which will hold for 13 days, will end on March 21.
"No fewer than 680 Athletes are involved in the closed camping which will hold at Agbowa Relief Camp, Ikorodu and the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.
"Team Lagos will take part in 40 sports that comprise eight team sports and 32 individual sports," she said.
Meanwhile, the Director General of LSSC, Oluwatoyin Gafaar, said that all hands would be on deck to ensure that Team Lagos had a successful outing at the Edo 2020.
"The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has always been supporting the sports commission toward the preparation for the state participation in competitions.
"I hereby enjoin all the athletes to be focused on the task ahead, as everything the athletes will need while in camp and more importantly during the Festival in Edo State will be provided," he said.
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