London games: ASA denies no support

2012-05-18 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Athletics South Africa (ASA) has denied allegations that it is giving little or no support to athletes in order to travel and compete overseas in order to qualify for the Olympic Games in London.

ASA says the source of the allegations is a foreign individual purporting to act as an athletes’ agent. He is currently under investigation.

According to ASA, it has helped 25 athletes with overseas travel to date.

“ASA received a grant from the Department of Sport and Recreation to assist athletes with qualifying for the Olympic Games. The funding was based on a budget submitted to the department. ASA is sticking to that budget and will account to the department for how it spends the money,” an ASA statement read.

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