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Six Polish Swimmers Sent Home From Japan After Admin Blunder

The president of Poland’s swimming federation (PZP) has apologized after six athletes were sent home from the Tokyo Games due to an administrative error. Poland had sent 23 swimmers to Japan but the PZP was forced to cut the squad down to 17 based on world governing body FINA’s qualifying rules. PZP President Pawel Slominski apologized and said he fully understood the anger of the swimmers who returned home over the weekend. “I express great regret, sadness, and bitterness about the situation related to the qualification of our swimmers for the Olympic Games in Tokyo,” Slominski said in a statement. “Such a situation should not take place, and the reaction of the swimmers, their emotions, the attack on the Polish Swimming Federation is understandable to me and justified.” He said the error was due to the “desire to allow as many players and coaches as possible to take part in …

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