By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe
St. Kitts and Nevis seems to be having no end of bad luck at the London 2012 Olympics.
Several days ago a female sprinter Tameka Williams was sent home after admitting to her coach and officials that she had taken a banned substance. The St.Kitts and Nevis Athletics management team did the honourable thing and sent Ms. Williams home. Now, there is another stink in the camp and it surrounds Kim Collins.
This morning it has been released that veteran sprinter and star athlete Kim Collins will not be representing the
country in the 100 metres semi finals or finals. This is certainly disappointing news for Collins and the Caribbean at large, as the veteran sprinter decided to qualify and represent his country because his fellow countrymen were not taking the sport seriously in order to do so.
Kim Collins has allegedly not been staying or training at the London 2012 Olympic Village for several days. Though salacious headlines depict that he was sleeping with his wife. It is more accurate to state that his wife is also his coach and yes he did stay with her in a hotel, close to the venue. Collins has been quoted has saying that even prisoners receive conjugal visits from their spouse or wife in prison.
Collins who is more than a bit peeved over the situation, has disclosed that he will no longer be representing St.Kitts and Nevis. The St.Kitts and Nevis Athletics management team has submitted him to run in the 200 metres and 4×100 metres races. The coming days of the Track and Field events will disclose if any reconciliation has been reached between Collins and the team officials and whether he will change his mind and represent his country.
- St Kitts and The London 2012 Olympics: St Kitts and Nevis sprinter Tameka Williams Olympic Disgrace (theislandjournal.wordpress.com)