Monday, 10 December 2012

Eko 2012: Delta Wins National Sports Festival

The 18th edition of the National Sports Festival tagged ‘Eko 2012’ came to an end yesterday with the Delta State contingents emerging as winners.

Delta state topped the medal table with a total of 118 Gold, 99 Silver and 75 Bronze medals. Rivers State came second with 76 Gold, 71 Silver and 70 Bronze medals while the host Lagos State came third with 64 Gold, 47 Silver and 44 Bronze mwdals.

Delta State will receive the N20M promised by President Goodluck Jonathan to the eventual winners of Eko 2012. Twenty nine out of the 36 states and the federal capital territory won at least one Gold medal in the sports event.

The next edition will be hosted by Cross River State who finished in the eight position with twelve Gold, 14 Silver and twenty three Bronze medals.

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