Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Interesting story about an obviously unfit Somali athlete participating in the World University Games

WaPo and BBC basically just note it as scandalous. The Evening Standard talks a bit more about legitimate reasons a team might field someone inappropriate for the event. But then there's this

Somali Olympic Committee sources told African news outlet Horn Examiner that the real reason behind their participation in the international games was not competition but to help an athlete obtain a Schengen visa and seek asylum in Europe.