President David Granger Friday night emphasized the important role that sport plays in any society and noted that creating a new model “could increase participation of citizens in sport and ensure everyone’s social and recreational development.”
Delivering the feature address at the GOA’s annual Awards ceremony at Georgetown Club, President Granger, excellent historian that he is, traced the history of this country’s performances at the Olympic Games from its initial participation at the 1948 London Games to present noting that this country has only won one medal in its long history of participation at the games minus the 1976 games which was boycotted.
— Guyana confirmed as hosts of CBC U16 male, female b/ball c/ships
Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) President Nigel Hinds and President of the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Glyne Clarke yesterday penned the agreement confirming Guyana as hosts for the CBC u16 male and female championships from July 4th-16th.
GRENADA prime minister Keith Mitchell’s passion for cricket long preceded his passion for politics.
An off-spinner in the Grenada team from 1964 to 1966, he was appointed captain in 1973 following his completion of a Bachelor of Science degree at the Barbados campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI).
Bakewell Incorporated became the latest corporate entity to partner with the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), purchasing 100 tickets for North Ruimveldt Multilateral School students for viewing of the international friendly between Guyana and the Canada u23 Olympic team.
NEW DELHI, India, CMC – Twenty20 World Cup hero Carlos Brathwaite once again put his all-round qualities on display with a superb Man-of-the-Match effort as Delhi Daredevils trounced Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.
Wendell Meusa and Taffin Khan played unbeaten in the Guyana Chess Federation/Engineering and Construction Inc. (ECI)-sponsored seven round Swiss System chess which ended recently at the National resources Centre.
DES MOINES, Iowa, CMC – Grenada’s Olympic champion Kirani James produced a world-leading time to win the men’s 400 metres at the Drake Relays here Friday night, and continue his fine start to the new international season.
MUMBAI, India, CMC – West Indies Cricket Board president, Dave Cameron, has hailed the resumption of bilateral ties with the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI), as the region prepares to host India in a four-Test series starting in July.
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, CMC – Jamaica upset the United States in the men’s main attraction while the women’s side was forced into second spot in the corresponding event on the final day of the Penn Relays here yesterday.
The ‘Sport of Kings’ returns to Bush Lot United Club tomorrow with the staging of the Labour Day six-race classic.
In excess of $4M will be on offer for the Jumbo Jet Auto Sales and Racing Stables organized event which is scheduled to attract most of Guyana’s premier trotters.
Brenessa Thompson has qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games.
The US based sprinter potentially punched her ticket to the Games to be held in Brazil in August after achieving the qualifying standard on April 23 at the Michael Johnson Invitational in Waco, Texas.
PUNE, India, CMC – Dashing West Indies opener Dwayne Smith stroked a high-class half-century in a Man-of-the-Match performance, to help leaders Gujarat Lions beat Rising Pune Supergiants by three wickets off the last ball in their Indian Premier League contest here Friday.
MUMBAI, India, CMC – Mumbai Indians assistant coach, Robin Singh, has praised Kieron Pollard following his match-wining half-century against Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday, and says the West Indies all-rounder’s power-hitting “sends jitters to the opposition.”
The right-handed Pollard blasted an unbeaten 53 from 17 balls – the joint fastest half-century of the IPL this season – as Mumbai chased down 175 at the Wankhede to win by six wickets.
Demerara Under-19 Coach Clive Grimmond yesterday hailed the performances of his players who will defend their title against the U17 Select in the final of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/Hand-in-hand 50 over tournament.