The SVGSF is pleased to confirm the following athletes have been selected to represent St Vincent and the Grenadines at the OECS Swimming Championships to be held in St Vincent, Thursday, November 10th to Sunday November 13th, 2016.
Caribbean Countdown as Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games reach One Year to Go milestone
In exactly one year’s time, young athletes from 71 nations and territories will experience a Caribbean carnival of Commonwealth connections as the Opening Ceremony of the VIth Commonwealth Youth Games bursts into life. The Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games will be the largest international sporting event ever to be hosted in The Bahamas, and the largest-ever edition of the Youth Games, with up to 1300 athletes aged 14-18 set to make the most of an inspiring and immersive mix of impactful sporting competition, personal development and new Commonwealth friendships.
The past week proved to be a very good one for sport in St Vincent and the Grenadines and reflects the immense potential of our athletes. The challenge may well be for the necessary work to be undertaken to realise the full potential resident here.
Windwards U-19 Cricket
For those at home the Windward Islands U-19 Cricket tournament as the main sporting attraction. It was a treat to have St Vincent and the Grenadines pull through in the end to cop the title once again.
The annual Inter Primary Schools Athletics Championships (IPSAC) and the Inter Secondary Schools Championships (ISSAC) are upon us. The Heats for both events have already taken place. With the nation’s premier track and field facility at Arnos Vale being occupied in preparation for Cricket and then the FIFA World Cup second round preliminaries, the athletes have to find alternative places to adequately prepare themselves.
Many Vincentians lovers of sport remain anxious that while this country has no shortage of talented individuals we are nonetheless short on positive results in the numerous sports practised here and in which we compete at the regional and international levels.
It was bound to happen sooner or later. The world of track and field athletics was, at some point, sure to become the focus of global attention in respect of the way in which it treated athletes who, by their actions, threatened to bring the sport into disrepute.
For much of the past few years attention in sport has been distracted to the startling revelations of cyclist, Lance Armstrong, once considered the doyen of international sport enthusiasts.