Pakistani Olymic Team Heads to Britain in the midst of Visa Scam Scandal
The Pakistan Olympic Team today departed for the 2012 Olympic Games in London despite uproar in the host nation following the uncovering of a Visa Scam by a British Newspaper. According to the investigation, a group of travel agents and politicians are involved in the scam which allows anyone to travel with the Pakistani contingent as support staff if they pay a certain amount of money.
Fake passports, travel documents, a visa for two months and a letter from the Pakistan Sports Board claiming that the person is part of Pakistanís Olympic support staff can all be arranged for around one million Pakistani rupees (7000 pounds), it has been reported. Despite the crisis surrounding the departure of the team, the whole of Pakistan continues to stand behind its male and female athletes for the entirety of the games with likely medal prospects coming in the form of the Hockey, in which the men enter the games following victory in the Asian Games in China.