CANADIAN IOC MEMBER ANGERED AT OLYMPICS SOFT STANCE ON CHEATERS, A MORE HARDLINE STANCE MUST BE ADOPTED OR FACE LOSS IN VIEWERS
A leading member of the International Olympic Committee believes too many sporting bodies are hemorrhaging credibility by the second in an effort to become financially viable and in the end it may cost such groups the spectators and sponsors they’re trying to encourage…
Canadian by birth, nevertheless, Mr Pound has been a regular visitor to Barbados since 1965 – his main concern was examining what he sees as a major scourge of too many sporting bodies, the matter of corruption and why it has flourished; –
Such manipulation of results for profit has also seeped into the Olympics, according to the Canadian expert.
Mr Pound believes the IOC has been too lenient in the case of Moscow and its recent doping scandals.
The IOC member feels the Olympics needs to adopt a more traditional and hardline approach to anyone who would try to illegally alter sports, regardless of their country or influence – he adds the credibility issue is far reaching and may haunt the IOC if not careful; –
Match Fixing or Points Shaving, no matter the name, the shame remains the same according to the Canadian NGO leader, and if people feel that sports no longer has glorious uncertainties – then the reaction will be felt in ways that sporting bodies cannot afford to damage; –
This annual gala is the final time Flow would be throwing support behind the event, after terminating their sponsorship which began in 2015.
Senior Male Athlete of the Year went to Shane Brathwaite the 110 hurdler and Sr Female Athlete of the Year went to National Surfer Chelsea Tuach while Coach of the Year was Rhett Cumberbatch.