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 workforce from the Olympics, a transfer that it had mentioned was prompted by worries over coronavirus. The transfer reverses a call on Wednesday which cancelled the nation’s participation within the Tokyo Olympics as a result of 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 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 workforce stemmed from monetary constraints.

“The ministry cannot pay,” the supply had mentioned.


Local media additionally had claimed monetary reasonably 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 workforce 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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