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ASA denies lack of support

2012-05-17 17:45

Cape Town - Athletics South Africa (ASA) has denied allegations that little or no support is being given to athletes in order to travel and compete overseas to qualify for the Olympic Games in London.

ASA says the source of the allegations is a foreign individual purporting to act as an athletes’ agent. He is currently under investigation on a number of grounds.

According to ASA, to date 25 athletes have been assisted with overseas travel.

"Athletics South Africa received a grant from the Department of Sport and Recreation for the purpose of assisting athletes with qualifying for the Olympic Games. The funding was based on a budget submitted to the department and Athletics South Africa is sticking to that budget and will account to the department for how the money is spent," a statement from ASA read.

The individual concerned has made the allegations in correspondence to several newspapers and media houses and ASA has received numerous queries.
 

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Comments
  • goyougoodthing - 2012-05-17 17:27

    Knowing ASA no support would be more than they have done before, an absolutely pathetic bunch the lot of them

  • atletiek.griekwalandwes - 2012-05-20 08:52

    I think you must not be an athletic thats wht you say this just go to the main races and you see all the support in South Africa wake up

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