Tokyo Games: Guinea have reversed their withdrawal choice and can participate within the Olympics.© AFP
The West African state of Guinea on Thursday stated it was scrapping its choice to withdraw its five-person group from the Olympics, a transfer that it had stated was prompted by worries over coronavirus. The transfer reverses a call on Wednesday which cancelled the nation’s participation within the Tokyo Olympics because of the Covid-19 pandemic. “The government, after receiving assurances from the health authorities, is giving its agreement for our athletes to take part,” Sports Minister Sanoussy Bantama Sow stated in an announcement.
However, a supply near the federal government within the capital Conakry had stated that the choice to not ship its five-person group stemmed from monetary constraints.
“The ministry cannot pay,” the supply had stated.
Local media additionally had claimed monetary fairly 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 includes Fatoumata Yarie Camara (freestyle wrestling), Mamadou Samba Bah (judo), Fatoumata Lamarana Toure and Mamadou Tahirou Bah (swimming) and Aissata Deen Conte (athletics, girls’s 100m).
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