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Zimbabwe Olympic team pathetic in Rio - Hlongwane

by Thobekile Zhou
25 Aug 2016 at 08:02hrs | Views
Team Zimbabwe Olympic Games Rio 2016
Team Zimbabwe's performance at the Olympic Games in Brazil was pathetic, Sport and Recreation Minister Makhosini Hlongwane has said.

According to Hlongwane there was no planning ahead of the games.

The group failed to win a single medal.

"The performance of Team Zimbabwe in the recently ended edition of the Summer Olympics Games in Rio shows that we did not consider the Olympics as a four-year cycle," he said.

"In other words, two years ago, three years, and four years ago there were no seeds that were planted to begin the process of preparing the athletes for Rio 2016.

"Olympics are a four-year cycle. What that means is we must always, on time, make sure that the preparations are done. For Rio, when we are talking about the team that we were assembling beginning of this year, late last year it was already late".

Hlongwane says preparations for 2020 games in Japan have started.

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