Pan American Games basketball game forfeited over wrong jerseys

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Argentina’s women’s basketball team forfeited a Pan American Games contest against Colombia on Wednesday because it showed up with the wrong color jerseys.

Argentina brought blue jerseys to the game in Lima, Peru, the same color that Colombia was supposed to wear.

“Colombia has been awarded a walkover in their women’s preliminary basketball round match against Argentina after the party authorities determined that the Argentine team did not have the right jerseys,” the official Pan American Games account posted on social media.

Argentina’s basketball federation wrote that there was not enough time to bring the correct white uniforms from the Pan Ams athletes’ village to the arena to avoid forfeit.

The Argentina national team coordinator, Hernan Amaya, and director of women’s basketball development, Karina Rodriguez, resigned.

Pan Ams have no bearing on 2020 Olympic qualification.

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