Yesterday, today and tomorrow

Jan 23

2016_Summer_Olympics_logo.svgThe next edition of the Summer Olympic Games is scheduled for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016. St Vincent and the Grenadines is once more expected to participate hoping that the performances of its athletes will surpass the fortunes experienced since joining the International Olympic Committee in 1987.

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A new year of sport

Jan 16

newyearWe have started a new year and one would hope that the respective national sports associations would have engaged themselves in making some resolutions that would significantly impact their overall performances going forward. Read the rest of this entry »

The WICB/CARICOM debacle

Jan 09

facepalm013The letter of this country’s Prime Minister to the President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has brought to the fore a number of issues in the world of sport that reflects the limited understanding of how sport operates in the international arena. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that neither party has really attempted to understand the nuances of sports management and how things are really done in practice to say nothing of the international community’s attempts at forging ever new ways of doing them better. Read the rest of this entry »

Swimming’s aggressive climb

Jan 02

swimmerTo see her approach the pool is to witness an athlete whose physique appears ideally suited to the sport of swimming. We are here referring to Shne Joachim, born 11 May 2000, and who has already indelibly etched her name in the annals of Vincentian sporting history.

The records will show that she began her swimming at the age of two years but started formal swimming lessons seven years later. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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