Travel chaos as athletes stranded, African champs delayed - The Associated Press

Travel chaos as athletes stranded, African champs delayed  The Associated PressLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The start of the African track and field championships in Nigeria was delayed Wednesday after hundreds of athletes were stranded...

Travel chaos as athletes stranded, African champs delayed - The Associated Press
Travel chaos as athletes stranded, African champs delayed  The Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The start of the African track and field championships in Nigeria was delayed Wednesday after hundreds of athletes were stranded at an airport, some for three days when they were left to sleep on the floor as they waited for a connecting flight to the host city. The Confederation of African Athletics said only a small number of events scheduled for the first day of competition in Asaba in Nigeria's southern Delta state would go ahead, and they will be moved back from the morning to the afternoon. The majority of the events scheduled for Day 1 will take place later in t...