GFA Cup to resume after several delays due to inclement weather
Athletics: Head of the Guyana Olympic Association K. Juman Yassin said Guyana is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that local athletes are not tested positive for performance enhancement drugs, prohibited by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).
Yassin comments came against the backdrop of recent revelations that several international athletes were tested positive for the banned substance.
The most recent being Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown who tested positive for a reported banned substance in May.
Yassin said to date, no one in Guyana has been tested positive. He stated that they are serious penalties for anyone found guilty of such crimes.
Just recently the IAAF stated that several international top athletes from Jamaica including Osafa Powell, American Tyson Gay along with several others, were tested positive for banned substances so far this year.
Yassin reminded that there is a maximum penalty of four years ban imposed on athletes found positive.
Football: The Georgetown Football Association’s Players Cup Knock Out tournament is set to resume next Wednesday after several delays due to the inclement weather.
The association’s Fist Vice President Mark Phillips said that the GFA hopes to revive the discontented football fans.
Phillips said also that the tournament will serve as a pre-season session for most of its affiliated teams.