Namibia’s Olympic team has received a financial boost in its quest for glory in Tokyo after the NAMDIA Foundation gave the team more than half a million dollars for use at the world’s biggest sporting event.

The Foundation which functions as the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) vehicle of NAMDIA was founded with the purpose of tackling Namibia’s social and economic challenges through the fields of education, health and sports.

“The NAMDIA Foundation is pleased to announce our sponsorship of N$661 980.00 (Six Hundred and Sixty-One Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighty Namibia Dollars) to the Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) towards the Namibia Olympic Team’s participation in the Tokyo Olympics 2021 games,” said NAMDIA’s CEO Mr Kennedy Hamutenya.

The Olympic Games will be taking place from 23 July 2021 to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan, and Namibia will be represented by an eleven-member team as follows:

  1. Beatrice Masilingi – 200m
  2. Christine Mboma – 200m
  3. Phillip Seldler – Aquatics
  4. Helalia Johannes – Marathon
  5. Rainhold Thomas – Marathon
  6. Jonas Jonas – Boxing
  7. Vera Adrian – Road Cycling
  8. Dan Craven – Road Cycling
  9. Michelle Vorster – Mountain Biking
  10. Alexander Miller – Mountain Biking
  11. Maike Diekmann – Rowing

“We are proud and humbled to stand behind our nation’s first-class athletes who have demonstrated immense dedication, resilience and professionalism in their pursuit of victory.

“We wish the entire team great success as they represent this great nation at the world’s greatest sporting event,” Hamutenya said.

In the photo: Some of Namibian Olympiads, (Left to right) Rainhold Thomas, Beatrice Masilingi, Kennedy Hamutenya: CEO – NAMDIA, Christine Mboma and Helalia Johannes.