Nigerian Youth To Run Olympic Torch Relay

Master Emmanuel Dauda Luka of Kwali Area Council of FCT, Abuja, Nigeria has been given the opportunity of a lifetime to run with the Olympic Torch. This comes as a result of his involvement in London 2012’s international sports legacy programme, International Inspiration.

He is amongst a group of 20 young people involved in International Inspiration, who will take part in the Olympic Torch Relay in Nottingham, UK, on the 28th of June.

There will be one Torchbearer coming from each of the 20 countries, which are part of International Inspiration, from Azerbaijan to Zambia. Each International Inspiration Torchbearer was nominated and selected either for their dedication and commitment to inspiring children and young people in their communities through the power of sport or for the personal challenges they have overcome in their lives.??

Emmanuel was nominated by his school Games Master who says he has demonstrated the zeal of a perfect sportsman. As an athlete, Emmanuel is reputed to be good both on the tracks and field and as a trained youth leader, he possesses the quality of a perfect leader.

School authorities say that this is evidenced in the various successes recorded in organising past festivals both cultural and Physical Education. He has also helped to plan launch and oversight activities of the school’s Youth Sport Leaders Club and the International Inspiration Club. Currently, Emmanuel is the secretary to the 2 clubs and his reputation had earned him the post of the school games captain.

International Inspiration is bringing to life the promise made by the London 2012 bid team where they pledged to reach young people all around the world and connect them to the inspirational power of the Games so they are inspired to choose sport.

The programme is delivered around the world by a unique partnership of organisations including the British Council, UNICEF UK and UK Sport.

International Inspiration is enriching the lives of more than 12 million children in 20 countries around the world through high-quality and inclusive physical education, sport and play. The programme is currently helping change the lives of over 12 million young people.