Eswatini sends 8-member team to Tokyo Olympics

Source: Anadolu Agency
23/07/2021 05:01 PM

MANZINI (Eswatini), July 23 -- The head of the Eswatini Olympics and Commonwealth Games Association (EOCGA), Adam Mthethwa, announced an eight-member Tokyo Olympics team.

“We’re happy to inform the nation that a number of athletes have qualified to participate and compete at the Games and as such the EOCGA will be sending a team to represent the country in Japan,” he said, according to a report by Anadolu Agency.

“We are confident that the athletes will do the country proud. It is worth noting that this is the biggest team we are sending to the Olympics in a long time.”

Mthethwa said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the government of Japan introduced stringent coronavirus countermeasure protocols to protect citizens and participating teams.

Part of the protocols addresses the need to minimise crowds and people at any given point during the Games and a staggered arrival and departure schedule.

“Team Eswatini would travel on different dates to and from Tokyo. We’re therefore confident that the team’s itinerary will give them sufficient time to acclimatize and prepare adequately for competing in Japan,” said Mthethwa.