The month-long AmuwoGames 2019 concluded on Sunday, November 24, 2019, with the Bizzybody NG’s Mile 2 Lions taking first place on the medals table with the most gold medals won. As expected, dignitaries, corporate sponsors, and celebrities attended the closing ceremony.
Over 150 medals were presented to the winning athletes from eight teams across 16 tournaments. Over 4,000 people cheered as the medals were presented, including participants and fans from various parts of Amuwo-Odofin.
The vibrant colors of the team represented at the Amuwo-Odofin Primary School Recreation/Playground venue of the closing ceremony and the various age-graded tournaments that were organized at the sports festival contributed to the wide range of colors and age ranges. Scrabble, Swimming, and Chess are examples of age-graded tournaments.
The medalists received a variety of prizes, including a scholarship from the Olatokunbo Foundation to the under-13 Chess champion, Master Omar Bello, high-tech gadgets like smart phones, headphones, hard drives, and so on, from MTN Communications, and other souvenirs from Bizzybody NG, which also packaged the event.
Seun Ayeni, the founder of the Mini Sports Festival – AmuwoGames, took the opportunity to thank members of the community, the Amuwo-Odofin Local Government authorities, and sponsors such as MTN, Olatokunbo Foundation, Alek Pharmacy, Doctorcare247, Bodyline fitness, I-Zone, Purpindo, Chillers bar, Villa Park, and FHA Sports Club, among others. He also thanked the various media outlets for their help in making the event’s broadcast a huge success. TVC, Play TV, Origin TV, Area Ten TV, and VOTS are among them.
It is worth noting that this month-long sports festival drew some of the country’s top athletes, including Wellington Jighere, the first African player to be crowned World Scrabble Champion. Furthermore, no security incidents were reported at the event, as the presence of security personnel was felt throughout the games.
The medals table and medals won are listed below.