The 20th National Sports Festival will commence with thirteen sporting activities today.
Badminton will be the curtain-raiser at the Sports Hall, Etele Gymnasium while boxing holds at the Oba Akenzua Cultural Center, Airport Road.
Cricket and cycling will take the centre stage at Adolor College Ugbowa and Airport Road, Aruaga GRA, Benin.
Handball, hockey, Judo, Karate, Kickboxing and kakawa are other events scheduled to start today.
Scrabble, squash, swimming, taekwondo and tennis complete the 13 sporting events on Day 1 of the Festival.
All participants in the 20th National Sports Festival are expected to have undergone the mandatory COVID-19 tests as well as taken the vaccination before embarking on the journey to the host City.