Olympic Committee Says Investment in Athletics Paying Off

“As President of the SKNOC, I am heartened by the number of goals and objectives we have been able to accomplish over the past 18 to 24 months– the falling into place of several years of hard work and strategic, visionary planning. Over that 18–24 month period, the SKNOC expended some Seven Hundred Thousand ($700,000.00) Dollars (Eastern Caribbean Currency on Track and Field alone. We have been duly rewarded,” said Bridgewater.

The rewards he contends have manifested themselves in various ways, including:

  1. bodies on the medal podium at the regional, international levels in the senior and junior categories;
  2. the broadening and deepening of the disciplines and events in which we participate (including relays, decathlon, javelin);
  3. increase in female participation; “clean participation” etc

Bridges as he is better known promised that the SKNOC will continue to chef its partnership with the signature Member Federation – the SKNAAA.

“We must now consolidate the partnership with Government and rekindle the efforts to further enhance and encourage the efforts of the SKNOC and the SKNAAA in order to recognize and reward elite athletes on their performances; the maintenance of substantial physical infra-structure etc), said Bridgewater.”

The SKNOC boss made his comments while extending his personal commendations and those on behalf of his fellow Executive Committee and Secretariat. He also expressed congratulations to the St Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA) and the entire team of athletes, coaches/trainers, officials and parents.

“I extend particular and special congratulations to the youthful, inspirational and exceptional Mr. Adrian Williams whose performance (in the Isle of Man, 4th Commonwealth Youth Games) now catapults him to number three (3) in his age group in a population cohort that comprises one third of humanity; number three (3)  among 71 countries from all the continents –  a significant improvement on his stellar performances since he burst on to the regional scene at Carifta Games (2010/2011) and the international Youth Scene/ IAAF World Championships,” stated Bridgewater.

“While we continue to celebrate the accomplishment of our teams at both the IAAF World Championships and the Commonwealth Youth Games we now focus our attention on the Pan Am Games slated to be held in Guadalajara, Mexico on October 13th to 30th, 2011,” said the SKNOC top executive.

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