A few weeks ago we focused some attention of the resurgence taking place in Table Tennis in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Some may have taken the contents of the article the wrong way but there is little that anyone can do in that regard.
In the previous edition of this Column carried in The News newspaper dated Friday 18 October 2013 we focused attention on the matter of the relationship between government and national sports associations. This week we ask the all-important question, will we ever get serious about sport?
The first draft of the National Sports Policy for St Vincent and the Grenadines was the work of the National Olympic Committee following a series of consultations with stakeholders across St Vincent and the Grenadines in the 1990s. Since then the Policy has been reviewed on two occasions.
Over the past weekend we witnessed the official opening of the Park Hill playing field, an undertaking of the National Lotteries Authority. Not very far away is the newly constructed South Rivers playing field, complete with lighting; another project of the National Lotteries Authority.
The recently concluded World Championships in Athletics would perhaps be recorded as the most lacklustre in the past three decades, a reflection of the state of the sport of Athletics in the world today and the immense challenges emanating from relatively weak leadership.