The first day of the Panam Sports Athlete Forum confirms Panam Sports’ promise to put athletes at the heart of every decision taken by the Organization.
Panam Sports President Neven Ilic opened the third edition of the Athlete Forum with exciting news for the athletes of the Americas, pledging to provide an additional $5,000 USD to the Athlete Commissions of each of the 41 member nations of the continental organization.
Olympic Solidarity makes $10,000 available annually to the NOC Athlete Commissions throughout the world, with Panam Sport's additional contributions bringing the available annual total to $15,000. NOC Athlete Commissions can use these funds to help start, structure, and activate the AC in their country.
A panel led by athletes and Panam Sports AC President Aliann Pompey discussed the challenges and benefits of starting Athlete Commissions in countries that don’t yet have them. Panam Sports continues to seek 100-percent inclusion of athletes with a voting seat on the Executive Committee of each of the 41 NOCs of the Americas and the creation of an Athlete Commission to ensure their needs are met.
Associate Director of Olympic Solidarity, Olivier Niamkey, discussed the funds that are available to the NOCs of the Americas and their athletes as well as how to apply and access these funds to advance their careers.
Representatives from the ITA, Caribbean RADO, and WADA delivered vital information to the athletes about how to educate themselves about the changing policies of clean sport and how to ensure they always ‘Play True’.
The first session of the three-day forum concluded with an intriguing interview and discussion with World and Olympic Champion Asafa Powell from Jamaica. Asafa told the more than 100 athletes in attendance about his greatest triumphs, the secret behind his successes, and the dangers of doping including the lessons learned from his surprise positive result and following his suspension from Athletics in 2014.
The athletes asked Asafa a variety of questions about his career on and off the field of play, touching on topics such as his recent retirement and when he knew to hang up his spikes, how he handled the pressure and expectations of victory, how he recovered from his biggest disappointments, the impact his positive doping result had on his career and how to avoid making the same mistake in their careers.
Thursday, December 01, 2022
Roach Falls in Fights in the 506 Battle
Adrian Roach took to the ring for the East Coast Boxing & Performance “Fights in the 506”.
Roach would face off against the number one Canadian in the 71kg category Junior Pentaqui, on the night it was suspected that Pentaqui was in the 80kg category.
The pair went the distance with Roach losing out on a points decision
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Sports Awards Nominations are Open
The Ministry of Youth, Culture, and Sport advised that the Bermuda Sports Awards will take place in March 2023, and nominations are now open. The Bermuda Sports Awards seek to recognize the distinguished achievements of Bermudian athletes from January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022.
Awards will be given in the following categories:
Male Athlete of the Year Female Athlete of the Year Junior Male Athlete of the Year Junior Female Athlete of the Year Appreciation Award Junior Achievement Award Senior Achievement Award Special Achievement Award Sport Citation
Nominations are also open for recognition in:
Participation and achievement at a high standard of performance in international competition.
Persons who have made contributions to the development and advancement of sport in a non-competitive capacity.
The special distinction in sport – recognition of those athletes who have achieved special status or distinction in sport.
A Government spokesperson said, “We encourage the public to celebrate and support those athletes who have excelled in their disciplines this past year. Please visit www.sportsawards.bm by December 31st to submit your nominations.”
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
St. David's Cricketers Join A Walk Down Memory Lane
www.islandstats.com will continue to broadcast the LIVE SHOW “A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE”.
This show will air every this Tuesday Evening beginning at 6:30, with Earl Basden.
This show will feature Cricketers discussing their playing games and their tough opponents.
This edition will see former St. David’s Cricket Club Cricketers Arthur Pitcher Sr, George Cannonier, Harold Millett, and Vernon Foggo taking us back in the day.
Monday, November 28, 2022
Islandstats.com Football Show Live 6:30 pm
The Bermuda Football Association’s 2022/23 Season is underway, and www.islandstats.com continues to feature the Football Show.
Islandstats.com is into the third season of the “IslandStats Football Show” which will be live this evening at 6:30 pm.
The panel will continue to look at the Robin Hood coaching issue, as well as League results.
Join the conversation at 6:30 pm for yet another episode of the Islandstats Football Show.