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Santiago to host 2023 Pan American Games
PRAGUE, Czech Republic --- Chile's
capital of Santiago will host the
2023 Pan American Games. The
Pan American Sports Organiza-
tion (PASO) made the unanimous
decision yesterday during its gen-
eral assembly in Prague.
Santiago was the only bidder
after Buenos Aires, another con-
tender to host the 19th edition of
the games, withdrew its bid ear-
lier this year.
In a bid video, Chile President
Michelle Bachelet promised the
games will be a "true celebration
Chile's Sports Minister Pablo
Squella has promised that San-
tiago will be a reliable choice
to host the Games and believes
that hosting for the irst time will
help boost sport across the South
"This has been a big goal for
Chile to be the host city for
the Pan American Games," Mr.
Squella was quoted by Inside The
Games as saying.
"We failed to organize these
Games in 1975 and 1987."
Squella added: "We have a new
sport policy so this comes at ex-
actly the right moment. Our goal
is to increase participation in
sport and also to develop high
"We have hosted big events
over the last few years like South
American Championships [in
2014] and we have knowledge to
organize big games."
In Santiago, athletes will com-
pete in 23 sports. Santiago will
also host the Parapan American
Bissesar breaks SVG quarter mile drag record
On October 28th and 29th 2017, St
Vincent and the Grenadines held
the biggest and fastest event to
grace their shores, the Deep Stage
International Drag Race at the ET
Joshua Drag Strip.
With over 140 vehicles and
300 visitors and participants, the
event included drag racing, drift-
ing, stunts and a sound clash.
The main highlight of the drag
racing event was from drag racer
Andy Bissessar of Trinidad and
Andy together with The Chev-
ron Havoline Caribbean Sheldon
Bissessar Racing Team won the
Open Class Race and broke the
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
quarter mile national record and
the ET Joshua Track Record with a
time of 8.4 seconds and 180 mph.
Khan ires Giants to
SFA League Cup inal
Tristan Khan scored a double as
Giants FC crushed Pitchment FC
4 0 to advance to the Southern
Football Association (SFA)Premier
Division League Cup inal 5 3 on
aggregrate on Wednesday night.
Going into the second-leg
defending league champion,
Pitchment FC held a 3 1 irst-leg
advantage after Travis Marcellle
netted twice and Ajriel Alexander.
Khan, Kowyn Samuel and Jer-
emy Primus also netted for Giants
to secure the unlikely win and a
spot in the inal against the win-
ner of the Erin FC and Santa Flora
United tie, with the irst-leg end-
ing 1 1.
Meanwhile, the trio of Serail
Strikers (Pool A) and Union Hall
Union and Pitchment FC, both of
Pool B remain in the hunt to seal
the inal two places to the SFA
Premier Division 'Big-Six'.
With Erin FC and #9 United al-
ready assured from Pool A with 37
and 22 points respectively from 13
matches and one left to play, Strik-
ers, with 20 points go into their
inal match with the pool leaders
needed a win to be certain.
This is because, fourth placed
Diamond with 15 points have two
matches and a defeat for Strikers,
coupled with two wins for Dia-
mond will see the latter sneaking
into the top three.
Likewise, in Pool B, Giants (25)
and Barrackpore United (24) from
ten and 11 matches, respectively
are also certain quali iers.
However, third and fourth
placed teams, Union Hall (21) and
Pitchment (20) are in the hunt for
the inal spot going into their inal
matches on Sunday.
Both teams will not have it easy
though as Giants host Pitchment
and Union Hall entertains Bar-
rackpore in a top-four battle.
SFA League Cup semifinals:
Giants 4 (Tristan Khan 2, Kowyn Samuel, Jeremy Primus) vs Pitchment FC 0
Erin FC 1 vs Santa Flora Utd 1
Premier Division results:
Serial Strikers 3 vs Diamond United 0
Erin FC 2 (Darron Alexis, Akee Weston) vs #9 United 1 (Swade Sanchez)
Serial Strikers 1 (Givon John) vs #9 United 1 (Odis Taylor)
Erin FC 2 (Darren Alexis, Jardel Sinclair) vs Santa Flora United 0
Pitchment 4 (Daval Moore 2, Tequan Rodriguez, Brent Plenty) vs Barrackpore
Utd 1 (Derron Matthews)
Union Hall Utd 7 (Brent Garcia 2, Jeremy Gordon 2, Tigana Sparks, Kadeem
Gittens, Jemel Charles) vs Club Sando FC 1 (Joel Maloney)
Palo Seco SC
Penal All Stars
Barrackpore Utd 11 8
Union Hall Utd 11 6
Siparia Angels vs Diamond Utd, Palo Seco, 3.30pm
Serial Strikers vs Erin FC, Penal, 3.30pm
#9 United FC vs Palo Seco SC, #9 Road, Palo Seco, 3.30pm
Santa Flora Utd vs Penal All Stars, Santa Flora, 3.30pm
Giants FC vs Pitchment FC, St Margarets, 3.30pm
Barrackpore Utd vs Union Hall Utd, Barrackpore, 3.30pm
Set Sail with jockey Ricardo Jadoo, right, and Golden Choice ridden by Wilmer Galviz sprint towards winning pole in
the Modified Benchmark Handicap for 2 Y.O. and Over horses, going 1100 metres at the Arima Race Club's Friday
Evening Lime event at Santa Rosa Park, Arima.
PICTURE RALPH BANWARIE
T&T drag racer Andy Bissesar under starters orders during competition at
the Deep Stage International Drag Race at the ET Joshua Drag Strip, St
Vincent and the Grenadines on October 28. Bissesar broke the St Vincent
national quarter mile record with a time of 8.4 seconds.
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