Friday, August 06, 2004


Eel out of water?

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

For the past month, Eric "the Eel" Moussambani has sat idle in his hometown of Malabo, waiting for a phone call that has yet to come.

Summoned back to Equatorial Guinea from his Spanish training base, supposedly to collect his Athens accreditation, the iconic African swimmer has recently learned that an application glitch may derail his dream of competing in Greece.

The article goes on to list government incompetence damaging Eric's aspirations. Having read Freedom house's report on Equatorial Guinea, I'm not surprised.

While not wishing this bad luck on anyone, Eric's possible non-start could be a relief for Ian Thorpe.

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