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ASA blamed after drunk group forced meeting to stop

Pretoria – A group of “drunk” individuals caused enough disruption at an athletes’ meeting in Pretoria on Saturday that the organisers were forced to call it off.

Double Commonwealth bronze medallist sprinter Geraldine Pillay, who organised the meeting to discuss the poor state of the sport in the country, said she suspected Athletics South Africa (ASA) of causing the disruption.

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“We could not resolve anything because the meeting was disrupted by a group of individuals who arrived drunk,” Pillay said.

“But we had enough response from the athletes to know that we should take this forward. We will definitely do this again.

“Unfortunately certain individuals, who are not even athletes or former athletes, don’t seem to care enough about the sport and misinterpreted what the meeting was about.”…….Read More

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