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 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.

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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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