Anti-doping bodies want Russia out
ZURICH – A group of the world’s leading national anti-doping organisations (NADOS) has called for the Russian Olympic Committee to be excluded from next year’s Winter Games in Pyeongchang over alleged state-sponsored doping.
In a joint statement issued yesterday after a two-day meeting in Denver, the NADOS also criticised the International Olympic Committee for “continuing failure in its obligations to clean sport”. (Reuters)
THE ONE BUZZER which the local basketball fraternity didn’t want to hear has shocked players, officials and fans following the passing of president Derrick Garrett yesterday.
Garrett, 53, who headed the Barbados Amateur Basketball Association (BABA) with distinction from 2011, died at home after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Garrett, who represented Harrison College, Combined Schools Tri Stars and Station Hill Cavaliers as a player, was the uncle of West Indies’ Test and One-day International cricket captain Jason Holder.
The BABA, in extending deepest sympathy to Garrett’s family, postponed all matches which were scheduled for yesterday as a mark of respect.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you of the passing of our president Derrick Garrett,” general secretary Charlene Leacock said in an email to players, officials and fellow council members.
“The family has requested a period of bereavement and we therefore ask that you respect their wishes.
“You will be informed of all arrangements to follow. Deepest sympathies to the Garrett family.
“May he rest in peace and rise in glory,” she said in a brief statement.
Before taking up the BABA top post, Garrett served as organising secretary between 2007 and 2011 under then presidents, Terry “Elk” Inniss and Carlos Moore.
He was credited for reviving Division 2 and 3 basketball in the country and for getting national