Guinea will finally participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo
Written by tokyoclub on July 23, 2021
CONAKRY, GUINEA, July 22 (Xinhua) — After much negotiation, Guinean athletes will finally participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, official sources said on Thursday.
Reached by phone by Xinhua, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Sports Isto Keira confirmed this latest decision by his sports minister Sanoussy Bantama Sow. He confirmed the news before saying that this decision of the Guinean government is motivated by a letter that the International Olympic Committee sent to the Guinean authorities on Thursday.
The Minister of Sports told the local press that all arrangements are being made to allow Guinean athletes to leave Conakry on Thursday evening for Tokyo. He stressed that the diplomatic representation of Guinea in Japan and the technical services of the Ministry of Sports are at work, in order to ensure all the technical and health conditions for Guinean athletes upon their arrival in Japan.
On behalf of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Guinea will be represented by five athletes including 3 women.
Earlier, in a letter sent to the president of the Guinean national Olympic and sports committee, the minister of sports announced that Guinea is giving up the Olympics “because of the upsurge in COVID-19”.