A total of 2,117 medals will be available for take away at the 19th National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020. Of this, 633 Gold medals, 633 Silver medals and 871 Bronze medals will be awarded.

The list available to Patmos Media Line Sports did not fully explain the modalities of the table as known sports like football always attract a Gold medal each team.

According to the Games Services Sub-Committee, the medals will be awarded in 39 events to be competed for at the games as the Committee posted: “calculation of awarded medals is based on events only”. Topmost events for the Gold rush are Athletics -31; Rugby -25: Kick Boxing -22; Wrestling -20; Football -18; Hockey-18; Swimming -17 while Kung Fu and Handball will attract 16 Gold medals each.

There are new games to the Edo Festival. Ayo -2; Abula; Dambe and Kokowa -5 each; Deaf Athletics-8 each; Canoeing -10 and Langa -12.

Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shuabu had told the Sports Parliament led by its Speaker, football Icon, Segun Odegbami that mercenaries will not be allowed at the games.

- Eniola Olatunji.

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