At 4 o'clock in the morning in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, CACSO President Hťctor Cardona died after a hard battle with a liver condition.
Cardona, 81 years old and born in the town of Naguabo, was president of CACSO since 2003 and was in his fourth term as head of the oldest regional organization on the planet. His life was linked to the sport from a very young age, practicing baseball and athletics. He was a boxing referee and since 1972 President of the Puerto Rico Boxing Federation and later Vice President of the International Federation. In the late 1970s and 1980s, he was secretary general of the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee. He then became president of COPUR from 1991 to 2008.
As president of the CACSO he had great successes, leaving the organization solid in its finances and in its operative commissions. Under its leadership the CACSO has grown with innovative and digitized projects such as the Organization Manuals of the Games, the Posters of each of the editions held, documentaries of each of the Games and its most recent project the Digitized Memories of each one of the Games celebrated, leaving a permanent legacy of the history and the operation of the CACSO. Since his presidency he has always been committed to sport in the Caribbean and Central American region, and was a great defender of all the causes of the member countries of the organization and paving the way so that in the Games of Barranquilla seven territories without own Olympic Committee could Participate in the Games as Associate Members, giving a unique opportunity to young athletes to participate together with their Caribbean neighbors.
His comrades in the CACSO including the Bermuda Olympic Association President Judy Simons regret the loss of their leader.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Marcus Scotland By the Numbers
In recent weeks Marcus Scotland has made the headlines and he is in the headlines yet again on www.islandstats.com.
Scotland has batted 13 times for four different teams, he has scored a total of 639 runs.
He has an overall batting average of 91.29, he has batted 5 times for Spencer Cricket Club, 3 times for Surrey Cheetahs, 3 times for Surrey CAG and twice for Spencerís Under 18.
Scotlandís two biggest knocks have come in the Surrey CAG, he scored 100 in an intra squad match and then he scored 174 against Cambridgeshire.
Scotland has scored more than 50 runs in three of the five innings for Spencer Cricket Club.
He has also claimed 7 wickets from 26 overs giving up 114 run in the matches, he has also held onto 6 catches.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Bermuda Officials Speak on Olympic Mixed Relays
Last week www.islandstats.com reported that Athletics, Triathlon and Swimming Mixed Relay competitions are among those included at Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced.
A mixed 4x400m Relay will be held in Athletics, a mixed 4x100m Medley Mixed Relay has been added to the swimming programme and a Mixed Sprint Relay will be held in Triathlon.
www.islandstats.com asked Bermuda Triathlon Association President Steven Petty, Bermuda National Swimming Coach Ben Smith and Bermuda National Athletics Association President Donna Raynor, what this meant for their sports.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Bermuda Triathletes Compete in Maryland
A group of Bermuda Triathletes competed at the Eagleman 70.3 Ironman Triathlon in Cambridge, Maryland.
Karl Wilson led the way in the Menís 40-44 Age Group as he finished 20th in the Age Group and 133 overall with a time of 4:55:51. Wilson clocked a time of 29;41 for the Swim, he then clocked 2:31:15 on the Bike course and then he clocked 1:46:57 on the Run course.
Erik Soria competing in the Menís 35-39 Age Group was next across the line in a time of 5:07.23 which was good enough for 29th in his Age Group and 209 overall, Steve Smith was 50th in the Menís 40-44 Age Group clocking 5:27:01.
David Soutter was 68th in the Menís 40-44 Age Group recording a time of 5:41:54, while Clive Langley was 80th in the Menís 40-44 Age Group after posting a time of 5:48:28.
Raphael Simons was 110th competing in the Menís 45-49 Age Group with a time of 6:45:54.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Marshall Breaks Bermuda Steeplechase Record
Lamont Marshall has broken the Bermuda Menís 3,000m Steeplechase National Record competing in the 15th Music City Distance Carnival in Nashville.
In a field of 20 runners Marshall put in a strong showing finishing 10th stopping the clock in a time of 8:49.71.
This time also meets the Qualifying Standard time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
Marshall Ďs time broke a 21 year old record set by Terrance Armstrong of 8:53.6 set back on April 5th, 1996.
Marshall is now the Record holder of 5 Bermuda National Outdoor Records.
Marshall holds the 3,000m, 5,000m, 10,000m, he was member of the 4x800m Relay Team and now the 3,000m Steeplechase.