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Saint Lucia cycling represented at the global congress in Belgium over the weekend

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The 190th Congress of the Internationay Cycling Union (UCI) was held on 24th September in Leuven (Belgium) during the 2021 UCI Road World Championships in Flanders and to mark the centenary of the event. 

President of the International Federation since 2017, David Lappartient was re-elected in Leuven for a second term of four years at the head of the institution. As the only candidate, he was re-elected by acclamation.

The UCI Congress brought together representatives of 95 of the UCI’s member National Federations.

Saint Lucia’s Cyril Mangal attended, and he told MBC Sports that he was actually involved as a candidate as well.

He revealed that UCI is planning a series of engagements, including a world championship for countries with similar rankings to Saint Lucia, which will present possible competition opportunities for local riders.  

But he stressed that in order to take advantage of initiatives like these, the cycling fraternity must find ways to lift the level of its athletes.

According to the veteran leader of the local cycling association, the regional fraternity is hoping to be able to stage the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Championships, as well as the Caribbean Championships in 2022.

Mangal is set to return to Saint Lucia tonight.

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Saint Lucians get moving for arthritis

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2004 Olympian Zepherinus Knockay Joseph had himself a little four-mile run today.

In his previous life, of course, he was used to running much longer distances. 

But today’s run was dedicated to people suffering with arthritis.

It’s part of the Saint Lucia Arthritis and Lupus Association’s calendar of acttivities to mark October as Arthritis Awareness Month. 

According to Joseph, he moved for you because arthritis has made it hard for you to move. 

Zeph also challenged me, so I will have to go home and get moving.

B ROLL https://www.facebook.com/SLALA.SLU/posts/2306317636171951 

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The stage is set for the upcoming Saint Lucia Olympic Committee elections

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The stage is set for the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee elections.

According to sources close to the election process, the SLOC had a meeting with its member national federations to inform them of the election process, criteria for electibility, and the election committee.

Nominations close on October 17th, with two individuals so far having expressed an interest in replacing Fortuna Belrose as president. 

Elections will be held on November 16th, with 22 eligible electors – 22 national federations, the Athlete’s Commission, and immediate past president, Richard Peterkin. 

IN 02:28 Well, one of the things over the last eight years we’ve done…

OUT 3:55 …competence you understand to take this institution to the next level 

The contenders for president at the moment are Alfred Emmanuel and Eddie Hazell.

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Saint Lucia celebrates as Cavalier win the Jamaica Premier League football title

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The community of Caye Mange, Gros Islet was in celebration mode over the weekend, as one of their own tasted sporting success over in Jamaica.

Cavalier Football Club, featuring Saint Lucia international defender Melvin Baby Boy Doxilly, ended a 40-year wait to lift the Jamaica Premier League trophy after edging Waterhouse Football Club 5-4 on penalties on Saturday evening at the UWI-JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence in Kingston.

The final between the top two teams in the truncated season was delayed by half an hour and was interrupted by a heavy downpour, and after a 1-1 draw in regulation and after extra time, it came down to a penalty shoot-out and sudden death.

Doxilly spoke with MBC Sports earlier today about one of the biggest moments in his young career. 

Doxilly says he’s been very happy with his season in Jamaica, and he is looking forward to the possibility of returning. 

Like many Saint Lucian players, the 23-year-old central defender was basically idle for most of 2020.

Previously having played for Morvant Caledonia United in the Trinidad and Tobago Professional League, and for Northern United here in Saint Lucia, he says he has enjoyed his time in the Land Of Wood And Water, and he thinks his coaches and teammates have enjoyed having him as well.

For the season, Doxilly has racked up over 1000 minutes, has scored an excellent goal, and picked up two assists – he is one of three Saint Lucians playing in Jamaica this season.

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