The Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC) has endorsed and ready to partner with the Nigerian Sports Award as a very credible award for recognizing and rewarding outstanding Nigerian sports men and women in the varied sporting events including football, athletics, basketball etc.
This was disclosed during the week in Lagos by Mr. Kayode Idowu, General Manager- Unmissable Incentives Limited, organizers of the award.
He stated that NOC has concluded arrangement to host the IOC Annual Trophy with the Nigerian Sports Award and will be presenting the 2013 IOC Trophy to the deserving winner at the event in November.
The IOC Trophy is an award given every year for various member countries to confer on deserving persons, clubs, institutions, athletes, coaches, sponsors, administrators etc who have contributed to the promotion of Olympism and left a legacy in their respective territories
Idowu noted that the IOC award comes with different themes from year to year and the 2013 edition is in honour of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympics in celebration of the 150 years anniversary of his birth
He stressed that the NOC has been very supportive to the Nigerian Sports Award. He mentioned that the President of the NOC, Sani Ndanusa was present at the first edition of the award.
Meanwhile, the organizers of the award also recently entered into a strategic alliance and partnership arrangement with the management of Nigeria’s No 1 Sports Radio Station, Sports Radio 88.9 Brila FM which confers the status of the official media partner on the Radio station.