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Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave holding a replica of an Olympic torch during yesterday’s tour of the Olympic Museum with the Barbados Olympic Association’s Academy director Steve Farmer. (Picture by Sandy Pitt.)

By Barry Alleyne | Fri, October 19, 2012 - 12:12 AM

The Wildey Gymnasium could soon have a little sister.

Newly re-elected president of the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA), Steve Stoute, is tired of local sporting associations not having the finance to rent the Chinese government-built indoor facility regularly and will be pitching a proposal to Government and the private sector to have a smaller 1 000-seat facility built adjacent to the current building.

Stoute, who will be serving his final four-year stint as chief of the BOA, wants the facility to be constructed by 2016 when he demits office.

Speaking to reporters yesterday after the BOA hosted its patron Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave on a special tour of its headquarters, also a few feet away from the Gymnasium, Stoute said the newer, smaller facility would finally provide a home for small sports such as boxing, and would also facilitate mainstream sports such as basketball and volleyball.

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Posted by J. Payne 1 year, 10 months ago
So if you can't afford one, build another smaller one with the same need for air condition, lighting, water, toilet facilities, and hope it will be profitable? Why not build the second one up north? Why must everything be built within the same 5-6 miles of Bridgetown? People up north, allyuh don't want nothing near you? Do you all always prefer coming to the southern end of the island for everything?

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