Over the past several years we have witnessed a significant surge in the numbers participating in sport around the world. This has led to sport and physical activity becoming one of the fastest growing sectors of the global market.
Brand Bolt, is one of the finest examples of how a Caribbean athlete can become a global icon in his own right and take an entire nation to greater global recognition in his wake.
Over the past two months the local volleyball fraternity has been beneficiaries of an extended programme provided to the national federation by the St Vincent and the Grenadines Olympic Committee (SVGOC) called, Development of a National Sport Structure (DNSS).
Even as I write this Column I am brutally reminded that several people involved in sport continue to caution me that as a sport administrator in this country, one cannot write critically and objectively on the state of sport in St Vincent and the Grenadines and expect to receive favourable consideration when the organisations with which one is involved requests assistance from the government of the day.
International sport has developed to the point of amazing professionalism to such an extent that it now appears appropriate to ask what are the critical factors driving the sport development process now and in the future.