GOA holds classy award ceremony

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Sir Austin Sealy delivers his featured address.
Sir Austin Sealy delivers his featured address.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) rewarded their top contributors to Olympic Sports on Saturday evening during an elegant award ceremony at the Georgetown Club.

The most prestigious award of the evening in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) trophy of sport and art 2014 went to Ian McDonald while Stabroek News’ Emmerson Campbell was awarded the Sports Journalist of the year award and Deon Nurse, the GOA Council Member of the year.

The award of contribution to sport went to number a of persons and is as follows: Gokarn Ramdhani (Badminton), Gordon McDavid (Squash), Stephaney Fraser (Swimming), Howard Bovell (weightlifting) and Michael Baptiste (Table Tennis).

The awardees pose with GOA officials after the ceremony
The awardees pose with GOA officials after the ceremony

President of the GOA KA Juman Yassin expressed his sadness at the passing of top GOA official Shanomae Blackmore.

However, Yassin who chose not to criticize the government hopes to hear from the leading parties their ideas on sport.

“I wish to hear from the PPP/C and the opposition parties about their sport policy and what they will do for our sports men and women and our coaches as well,” Yassin stated.

Meanwhile International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, Sir Austin Sealy delivered the featured address and spoke extensively on the history of the Carifta Games.

Sealy, however, noted that Guyana should be proud of its new synthetic facility and urged all stakeholders to work together for the good of the sport.

Yassin also handed out a few floral arrangements to supportive members of the GOA to end the evening’s proceedings.

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