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BOA: Funding is key

MIKE KING, mikeking@nationnews.com

Added 22 October 2019

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BOA President Sandra Osborne (second right) makes a point while (from left) Anicia Wood, Orson Simpson and Erskine Simmons look on. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) president Sandra Osborne reckons more funds are required for this country to produce world-class athletes and obtain global medals.

Speaking at a press briefing yesterday at the Wildey headquarters, Osborne spoke about the BOA’s 2018-2024 strategic plan and the funding model for local sportsmen in which six Barbadians are benefiting from the Olympic Solidarity Scholarship.

Osborne also gave a roll out of the new funding from the BOA which will be on offer for 33 sportsmen divided into three tiers.

“The Olympic Solidarity Scholarship is providing X amount. We consider these athletes worthy to invest in, so we top up by the subsidy, so some of them are getting from more than one source, but it is not enough to produce a world-class athlete and that is the challenge that we have,” she said. (MK)

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