Thursday, 14 August 2014

EBOLA: West African countries withdraw From Youth Olympics

Nigeria and Sierra Leone have both withdrawn from the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing because of the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

West African countries have been under pressure from Chinese authorities, with Nigeria following Sierra Leone's lead in pulling out of the event.

Nigeria has withdrawn in protest at how it's been treated in China.

Its National Sports Commission boss says Nigerian athletes were quarantined, isolated and barred from training alongside athletes since arriving.

More than 1,000 people have died in an Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has touched Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria.

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