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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Former Stanford star Neneka Ogwumike will not play for Nigeria women’s basketball at Tokyo Games after appeal rejected

Former Stanford star Neneka Ogwumike will not play for Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympics after her appeal was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Ogwumike along with Elizabeth Williams had asked CAS to give him a temporary fix and add him to the Nigeria roster. The pair of WNBA players were informed by FIBA ​​that their plea to play had been denied because they had been members of the US national program for too long.

“Although both players played for the USA after the age of 17 and participated in the qualifying process for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (in February 2020 and September 2019 respectively), they have recently experienced an extraordinary change in their national status. requested, which was rejected by FIBA. Subject to applicable rules,” the organization posted on its website.

FIBA said the pair was not included in the Nigeria roster submitted for the 2021 Olympics.

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