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.

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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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