Nigerian Olympics Canoeist Johny Akinyemi stranded in Germany

Nigerian canoe slalom athlete, Johny Akinyemi told BBC Sport World that he is stranded at Germany’s Frankfurt airport while on his way to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He added that he doesn’t know when he will get to Rio de Janeiro, where the Olympics starts on 5 August.

His flight from Manchester in the UK was delayed on Sunday, so he missed his connection with Lufthansa in Frankfurt.

Akinyemi says he is on standby but all flights to Rio are booked up over the coming four or five days and he’s about 12th on the list. Making matters worse, Lufthansa is the only airline that can take his kayak – so he’s stuck with them. He was due to start training on the course in Rio yesterday morning.

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