Saturday, April 13, 2024

Burke knocks poor facilities

Date:

Share post:

BARBADOS Olympic Association (BOA) executive member Cameron Burke has bemoaned the poor quality of facilities provided for weightlifters and boxers to train.

 Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday, Burke, the assistant secretary general of the BOA, said it was a crying shame to see where boxers and weightlifters have to work out.

“Where boxers train, if you put your hand in the air, it will hit the top of the roof. Weightlifters train in a little hole under the stadium but yet they perform because of the discipline they have. It is really heart-breaking to see where they train. Most of our athletes have to go overseas if they really want to perform because there is nothing here,” Burke said. (MK) 

Subscribe now to our eNATION edition for the full story.For the latest stories and breaking news updates download the Nationnews apps for iOS and Android.

 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Slow going at mobile clinic

It was a slow going on Thursday as the Ministry of Health’s new mobile clinic moved into Rosemont,St...

New route for Grand Kadooment

Masqueraders will be parading on a new route on Grand Kadooment day. That was announced during the Crop Over...

Gastro on the rise while dengue cases drop

Dengue fever cases continue to decline but the numbers are still above the outbreak threshold. In its most recent...

IMF managing director selected for second term

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) executive board on Friday selected Bulgarian economist Kristalina Georgieva to serve...