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Moroccan Athletics Federation Sacks Said Aouita
  • March 21st, 2009


The former 5000m Olympic champion Said Aouita who was the technical director of the Moroccan athletics federation was sacked by his own federation.

The sacking was made a day after Said Aouita went to the press saying he was being ‘forced’ out of his post.

Aouita claims that the management was not work-friendly and the working climate was ‘tense’. He also added that he wasn’t allowed to to do his job, which is unearthing and coaching future Olympic talent.

The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic gold winner was quoted, “It’s a sad state of affairs. It started after the creation of a body within the federation which has effectively reduced my prerogatives as principal technical director. I initially came here to train athletes in a serious and professional way. I also advocate a strong anti-doping stance. But unfortunately some people are preventing me from doing this. I get the impression that this new body within the federation is trying to push me out the door.”

Hmm talk about dejavu, it reminds us of a certain association eh, who’s good at ousting people out themselves.


Posted by Uncle Sha.
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