Tokyo Games: Guinea Reverses Decision To Withdraw From Olympics

Tokyo Games: Guinea Reverses Decision To Withdraw From Olympics

Tokyo Games: Guinea have reversed their withdrawal choice and can participate within the Olympics.© AFP

The West African state of Guinea on Thursday mentioned it was scrapping its choice to withdraw its five-person group from the Olympics, a transfer that it had mentioned was prompted by considerations over coronavirus. The transfer reverses a choice on Wednesday which canceled the nation’s participation within the Tokyo Olympics as a result of Covid-19 pandemic. “The authorities, after receiving assurances from the well being authorities, is giving its settlement for our athletes to participate,” Sports Minister Sanoussy Bantama Sow mentioned in a press release.

However, a supply near the federal government within the capital Conakry had mentioned that the choice to not ship its five-person group stemmed from monetary constraints.

“The ministry can’t pay,” the supply had mentioned.


Local media additionally had claimed monetary somewhat than well being motives prompted the withdrawal by Guinea, which has by no means received a medal in 11 appearances on the Olympics.

Guinea’s five-strong group contains Fatoumata Yarie Camara (freestyle wrestling), Mamadou Samba Bah (judo), Fatoumata Lamarana Tour and Mamadou Tahirou Bah (swimming) and Aissata Deen Conte (athletics, girls’s 100m).

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