Anti-dop­ing bod­ies want Rus­sia out

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Front Page - By EZRA STU­ART

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.

Email

“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

TENTS will be in place at De Big Rock Arena for the Mon­archs Of The Court.

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