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Six Polish swimmers sent back home from Tokyo following admin error

“I want to categorical my nice remorse, disappointment, and bitterness on the scenario,” PZP director Pawel Slominski mentioned in an announcement launched Monday.

Alicja Tchórz, Aleksandra Polańska, Mateusz Chowaniec, Dominika Kossakowska, Jan Hołub and Bartosz Piszczorowicz, who have been pressured to return from Tokyo, referred to as for the group’s whole board to resign instantly over the incident in an open letter addressed to the PZP director Slominski.

The open letter issued Sunday was signed by 16 different Polish swimmers and accused the PZP of not understanding FINA’s laws.

“Recent incidents have destroyed the belief,” Polish swimmers, who returned home on Sunday, mentioned within the open letter.

“Several of us needed to come back to Poland due to the neglect, and our dream of turning into Olympians have been taken away from us,” they added.

In this April 26, 2021, file photo, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organizing staff prepare a swimming test event at the Tokyo Aquatics Center, one of the venues of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in Tokyo.

‘Unprecedented occasion’

The authentic Polish group comprised 23 members who traveled to Tokyo to participate within the Olympic Games.

“The actions of the Association led to an unprecedented occasion within the historical past of Polish sport,” the letter reads.

“In addition, Polish swimming — each within the eyes of the general public and potential sponsors — has been uncovered as a laughingstock, and it’ll have a evident impact on all rivals who compete within the white and crimson colours every day,” the letter provides.

Poland’s Culture and Sports Ministry urged the PZP president “to right away submit explanations” over the incident, in accordance with an announcement printed by the federal government physique on Monday.

The ministry will analyze, and penalties are coming after video games, the assertion mentioned.

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