The bittersweet experience of a four-time Olympian

“The saddest moment in my career as a cyclist was back in 1980 when I was riding very strongly and did not get to participate in the Moscow Olympics.” Those were the words of a four-time Olympian, Guyanese Eon D’Ornellas, who answered questions from members of the media yesterday at the Roraima Residence Inn.

Colin Howard elected president of Fruta Conquerors

When Fruta Conquerors Football Club (FCFC) held its Annual General Me-eting yesterday, Colin Howard was elected president while Andrea Ash and Sampson Gilbert became vice president and secretary respectively.

Inter-Secondary School Mash Indoor

The National Inter-Secondary School Mashramani Indoor Futsal (Football) tournament is set to kick-off on February 20 at the National Gymnasium from 5:00 pm.

Samuels is a potential match-winner – says Lara

HIS recent returns have been encouraging, epitomized by his Man-of-the-Match performance in the West Indies’ victory over India in the third Pepsi Series Cup ODI match in Chennai on Saturday night.

Leewards fights back after dropping first innings points

Outplayed by Guyana on the opening day when they were dismissed for 187 and failed to take a wicket as Guyana closed on 67-0, the Leeward Islands fought back doggedly yesterday to concede a slim first innings lead of only eight runs then reached 149 runs for the loss of three second innings wickets at the close.

Laila Ali not taking O’ Neil for granted

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, CMC – Big Guyanese boxer Gwendolyn O’Neil gets a second opportunity this weekend to fight the world’s leading women’s boxer Laila Ali, daughter of heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

‘Fishy’ Williams wins 35-lap feature

Marlon `Fishy’ Williams returned one hour, 25 minutes, 35 seconds in winning the feature 35-lap event of the Ricks and Sari Agro Industries sponsored 11-race cycle programme at the National Park on Saturday.

Ramdin went into ‘comfort zone’

ONCE rightly regarded as the West Indies’ next run-scoring wicket-keeper, and even spoken of as a potential captain, Denesh Ramdin is fighting for form and his place in the team.

Arthur promises excitement, rivalry in Mayor’s Cup

The 2006/07 Mayor’s Cup Football tournament will kick off on Friday at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground where defending champions Conquerors will tackle Uitvlugt in the feature match of a double-header card.

Pepsi-Sonics basketball tourney underway

The Pepsi Sonics nation-wide invitational basketball tournament got underway Saturday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall with top teams Disciples and Courts Pacesetters ‘B’ completing impressive victories.

Bravo reprimanded for excessive appealing

Off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine ripped through the Leeward Islands middle-order to end with 4-24 as the Leewards were dismissed for 187 in their first innings of the fourth round Carib Beer series match against Guyana at the Albion Community Development Centre ground yesterday.

Leewards 187 all out, Guyana 67-0

Off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine ripped through the Leeward Islands middle-order to end with 4-24 as the Leewards were dismissed for 187 in their first innings of the fourth round Carib Beer series match against Guyana at the Albion Community Development Centre ground yesterday.

Goodwood Under-19 cricket final

Central Essequibo defeated East Bank Essequibo by four wickets in the final of the Goodwood under-19 competition played at the Cotton-Field ground on Saturday.

GNIC rolls over Third Class

The Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) beat Third Class by 76 runs in the Georgetown Cricket Association under-19 40-over cricket competition at the GNIC ground on Saturday.

GCA U-19 40-over cricket competition

A century from Vishal Singh led Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) to a 262-run win over the Gandhi Youth Organi-zation (GYO) in the George-town Cricket Association (GCA) under-19 40-over cric-ket competition at the GYO ground on Saturday.

Samuels, Lara guide Windies to victory

THE rationale for Brian Lara’s decision to bowl first on winning the toss in warm, sultry weather on a flat, hard pitch in the Pepsi Cup match against India here yesterday was not immediately evident.

GCA Under-19 40-over cricket competition

A fine all-round performance by Stephen Jacobs led St Stanislaus College to a resounding 100-run victory over Police Sport Club in the Georgetown Cricket Association under-10 cricket competition at the Eve Leary ground yesterday.

GCA shortlists 22 for Inter-County competition

The Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) has short listed 22 players to continue training with a view to making the final 14-man squad to represent the association at the upcoming Under-15 Inter-Association tournament.

NCN to broadcast “Cricket Countdown”

With the countdown underway to the opening ceremony of the mega cricket event, Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007, National Communications Network (NCN) will be broadcasting a series of programmes entitled “Cricket Countdown”.

Forde, Fernandes cop top NSC Sports Awards

Cleveland Forde and Nicolette Fernandes landed the prestigious Sportsman and Sportswoman-of-the-Year titles respectively when the National Sports Commission (NSC) panel met yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Windies unlikely to tinker much with team

THE West Indies and India have taken contrasting courses in the final rehearsal for the World Cup that is the primary purpose of the Pepsi Cup series.

NSC panel faces tough task

A tough task awaits the National Sports Commission panel which will deliberate today to select the winners for the 2006 National Sports Awards.

Republic Bank Under-15 50 National semi-final

A splendid all-round performance by Shameer Fazal propelled Diamond to a seven-wicket victory over defending champions Tucber Park in the second national semi-final of the Republic Bank under-15 national semi-final at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground, Bourda, yesterday.

Eight GCA U-19 matches on this week-end

Eight matches are scheduled to be contested this week-end in the Georgetown Cricket Association under-19 40-over competition to be played today, tomorrow and Sunday.

Agard eyes AIBA badge

New holder of the Caribbean Amateur Boxing Association Association (CABA) referee/judge badge Ramona Agard has set her sights on becoming the first female Guyanese International Box-ing Association (AIBA) referee/judge.

Level One coaching programme underway

Thirty coaches from Demerara, Essequibo and Berbice are currently participating in the Guyana Cricket Board’s Level One, four-day coaching programme which began yesterday at the National Gymnasium.

GASA inter-club meet switched to Colgrain Pool

The Guyana Amateur Swimming Associ-ation’s (GASA) inter-club meet which was scheduled for tomorrow and Sunday at Castellani Pool, will now be staged at Colgrain Pool as Castellani Pool is unavailable.

No clear policy seen with VAT on sports gear – store proprietor

There seems to be no clear policy by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) with regards to the implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) on sports equipment and sports accessories, according to the owner of the West Indian Sports Complex, Feroze Mohammed.

Guyana looking to resurrect title hopes

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Defending champions Guyana aim to snap Jamaica’s winning streak while resurrecting their own title hopes in the KFC Cup limited overs competition when the two teams clash today at the Alpart Sports Club.

GFF in negotiations for renewal of Shabazz’s contract

Negotiations are underway between the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and its counterparts in Trinidad to have Technical Director of the national football team, Trinidadian Jamal Shabazz’s contract renewed.