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Gym No.2

Barry Alleyne

Gym No.2

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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.