Montenegro has refused to issue visas for 35 athletes from Africa because of the threat of Ebola
Montenegro has refused to issue visas for 35 athletes from Africa set to participate in the annual Podgorica Marathon on Sunday because of the threat of Ebola, Milan Madzgalj, the event’s general secretary was quoted as saying Thursday by local media.
About 10 athletes from Kenya and Ethiopia living in Europe were allowed to participate, Madzgalj said, local media reported.
This year, the annual marathon held in Montenegro’s capital will host a total of 378 professional athletes coming from 35 countries around the world.
It is not for the first time that Ebola, a deadly virus from West Africa, has forced sporting authorities to take measures to prevent the spread of the disease.