Will drugs ever be separated from sport?

Dec 19

Injection_Syringe_01The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) will in January officially implement the latest version of the World Anti Doping Code. It is supposed to herald a new era in the fight against the use of prohibited substances and techniques designed to enhance the performance of athletes in different sports around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Just How Settled is West Indies Cricket?

Dec 12

105362A story carried in the Trinidad Express newspaper dated 3 December 2014 noted, Team manager Sir Richie Richardson says the West Indies have moved beyond the recent controversial impasse with their union and board, and are fully focused on the upcoming Test series against South Africa. Read the rest of this entry »

Can our coaches ever work together?

Dec 05

blowing_whistle1For several years attempts have been made in St Vincent and the Grenadines to bring coaches together to facilitate the development of a national coaches association. The intent has always been to engender camaraderie amongst an important segment of the sporting fraternity without whom no sport can genuinely develop.
Unfortunately, despite the numerous initiatives undertaken the country still remains without a coaches association.

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FIFA – a state of confusion

Nov 28

Confusion-300x300In recent weeks we have been hearing of the results of the latest inquiry conducted in the world of sport, that of the governing body for football, FIFA, as it appears to investigate itself.

It seems a common practice for international and regional sports organisations to rush to conduct inquiries into themselves once the red flag is raised about their mode of operation in one aspect or another. We saw this with the International Olympic Committee under then president, Juan Antonio Samaranch, of Spain, when the international media made startling revelations about the corruption that had been associated with the award of the Winter Olympics of 2006 to Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Read the rest of this entry »

Sport and social change

Nov 21

LOGO-2014On the evening of 14 November 2014 the representative of the federal government of Mexico officially declared open the 22nd edition of the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in the city and State of Vera Cruz.

The opening ceremony of the CAC Games 2014, perhaps the best of all time in the history of the Games dating back to the first edition in Mexico in 1926, had as one of its main theme, peace. Read the rest of this entry »

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