The drug plague, the Caribbean and the world of sport

Nov 22
2013

Injection_Syringe_01In the recent past there has been much discussion in international sporting circles in respect of the scourge of drugs in sport. This comes against the backdrop of a growing number of positive drug tests around the world and in numerous sports, including some of the professional sports in the USA. Read the rest of this entry »

Promoting health, education, inclusion and development in sport

Oct 12
2012

The following is the feature address that this Columnist delivered to the 17th Special Meeting of the Council and Social Development (COHSOD) on Monday last.

On Sunday 7 October, West Indians everywhere got a new lease on life.

Everywhere West Indians tuned themselves in to the strains of David Rudder’s, Rally ‘Round D West Indies. Read the rest of this entry »

Drugs still plague sporting developments

Jul 06
2012

On 27 July 2012 the 30th edition of the Summer Olympics of the modern era would be officially opened with tremendous glitz, glamour, lofty speeches and fireworks. The entire world would watch and listen. Many would hanker back to the lofty ideals of the founders of the international Olympic Movement and the lofty ideals that have been intended to be attendant to them. Read the rest of this entry »

The drug wars continue in sport

Feb 24
2012

We are in the year 2012 and the single biggest sporting event is the London Olympics. One of the biggest concerns in the world of sport today is the prevalence of performance enhancing drugs by athletes in just about every discipline. It seems that the desire to win at all costs is the single most important fact driving sportspeople to performance enhancing drugs today and the deleterious effects as highlighted by scientists have little impact on the spread of this unsavoury practice.

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