Aliann Pompey on return of Invitational: ‘The hiatus was tough, but the possibilities are now endless’


The Aliann Pompey Invitational is set for grand return on Saturday (June 22) with athletes from the Caribbean and beyond set to compete at the National Track and Field Centre, West Coast Demerara.

Gates will be opened at 15:00h, and the event will officially get underway at 16:15h with an opening ceremony.

Local athletes will test their skills against counterparts from Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ghana, Australia and Thailand.

Owing to several factors, one of which was the COVID-19 pandemic, the Invitational was last held in 2019.

According to founder Aliann Pompey, it was tough to witness the stalling of the event for four years, but now with significant support from government and other stakeholders to enable its return, the four-time Olympian said the possibilities are endless.

Government, through the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, has committed G$7M to the event, the largest investment it has made in the premier international track and field showpiece in the country.

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