Six Polish swimmers have been sent home from the 2021 Olympic Games after being forced to leave Tokyo due to an administrative error.
The error came after the Polish Swimming Federation was forced to cut its team of 23 members to 17 after sending too many athletes to Japan.
It is believed it is due to a misunderstanding of the FINA qualifying standards.
The six Polish swimmers, Alicja Tchórz, Bartosz Piszczorowicz, Aleksandra Polańska, Mateusz Chowaniec, Dominika Kossakowska and Jan Holub, have returned to Poland. They are devastated by the decision and are planning on taking legal action in response to their country’s blunder.
The Polish swim team has united together and signed an open letter that has called for the Polish Swimming Federation board to resign. They demand the board take full accountability.