Athletics

ASA future bleak: Moyo

2013-08-22 07:49
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Johannesburg - Former Olympic committee chief Dan Moyo has urged Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula to intervene in athletics' boardroom shenanigans, according to the Sowetanlive website.

Moyo described the infighting at Athletics South Africa as an embarrassment to the country, saying athletes were the ones who were suffering.

"The world championship in Russia, which ended on Sunday, exposed us badly after Team SA came back home with only one medal," said a concerned Moyo on Wednesday.

"It is clear there is an urgent need for Mbalula to intervene because I'm worried that we may not even have athletes qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

"We cannot allow these shenanigans to go on because athletics has been one of the flagships of SA sport since our return to the international arena.

"The future does not look bright for athletics unless there is a serious and urgent intervention by our government. Athletics does not belong to any one individual.


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