Kim Collins out of the Olympics: SKNOC explains why

The St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee has regrettably announced the departure of Mr. Kim Collins from the St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic team as of today, Saturday 4 August 2012.

Mr. Collins departure is down to his repeated absences from training sessions and also for refusing to respond to repeated phone calls and emails by Team Manager and Coaches. Furthermore Mr. Collins did not make an appearance for registration for his events at the Olympic Village yesterday as requested.

Mr. Collins was due to compete in the following track events in the Athletics field, namely, Men’s 100m, Men’s 200m and Men’s 4 x 100m Relay at London 2012. As a local hero to all Kittitians and Nevisians, an international sports star and former 100m champion, Mr. Collins absence will be greatly missed by the whole nation and of course the entire team here in the UK, management and coaches who have worked with Mr. Collins in the lead up to the Games.

Mr. Lester Hanley, Team Manager for the St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic Team, said, “Mr. Collins absence from London 2012 is a huge disappointment for the team and for the country, who will not witness their national hero perform at this largest global sports event. We wish him well.”

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