Preparing for Rio 2016

(ZIZ News) – Public Relations Officer of the St. Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA), Evris Huggins says preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games are in full swing.

“The standards; the entry standards have been circulated and so the preparation is in full gear,” Huggins said. “We visited a few of the training facilities and of course a host of our athletes are in preparation mode with the hopes of attaining qualifying marks for the 2016 Olympic Games.”

Huggins said they are working on securing financing for athletes, noting that the government must be commended for the assistance given.

“Thanks to a budget submission that was made in Federal Parliament, some funds were allocated to some athletes who are in preparations for the Olympic Games,” he added, noting that the SKNAAA “was able to submit names of athletes who have already qualified for the Olympic Games and some athletes who we think is just very close or has a strong possibility of attaining qualifying marks.”

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games commences on Friday, August 5 and ends on Sunday, August 21.

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