Worrell hits back at Forde
FORMER president of the Barbados Natural Bodybuilding Association, Ivor Worrell, is contending that the sport of bodybuilding has diminished considerably during the tenure of standing president Dr Andrew Forde.
“I have been around bodybuilding since 1978, and can speak with some authority on the sport,” he said in response to a recently published article in which Forde said he would be stepping down as president of the Barbados Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation.
“Leading up into the 80s and 90s, the primary objective was to look at how best to advance the sport, how best the bodybuilders could take part; [the executive] looked at the achievements of the sport and bodybuilders were first.
“Over the years we have seen where persons have come to the federation with their own personal agendas and the discipline and bodybuilders ended up being second; going on tours took priority and in some cases bodybuilders were used by those in authority to advance the cause,” he charged. (RA)
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