Stress in Namibia with London 2012 deadlines approaching


A statement by Namibia Swimming Union president Klaus Laborn has come under fire, that Nambian swimmers haven’t got enough time left to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics.

“We will not have Namibian swimmers qualifying for the Olympics. They are far away from the qualifying times, the spaces are limited and the time to qualify is also limited. We are working on getting there in four years time”

He has since rephrased his statement, but the gates are closing anyhow, as participating nations need to submit a provisional list of athletes before March 15.

Any athlete not on these lists will not make be allowed to participate at the London 2012 Olympics, even if they make the time before July 9th.

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