Athletes, coaches and officials of Team Lagos are in high spirit ahead of their participation at 4th National Youth Games holding in Ilorin, Kwara State.
With over 4000 athletes from 36 states registered to compete at the games, Team Lagos is making their debut at the developmental championship with 158 athletes competing in 25 sports.
To ensure that only eligible athletes participate in the championship, screening exercise continue today due to the late arrival of some of the participating states on Sunday.
Team Lagos athletes are determined to make the state proud having prepared adequately for the games thanks to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode who supported and motivated the team ahead of what he expected to be a very tough competition.
Despite the continuation of the screening exercise, the opening ceremony of the games will hold today while Gymnastics, Cricket, Judo and Wrestling, all schedule to commence. 33 sports will feature at the Ilorin 2018 Youth Games.