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May 17, 2013

Women will ride despite brakes being pulled on cycling president

Earlier this week, an injunction was served on Hilly Martinez, the president of the Belize Olympic Committee and the interim executive of Belize Cycling Association at the behest of UCI-recognized president, Emil Moreno. As a result, the BCA indefinitely postponed cycling races and other events until the court settles the ongoing dispute in the BCA.   But that decision has been abandoned and the planned Women’s Cross Country will proceed as initially scheduled for this Sunday. The race starts at eight-thirty a.m. from San Ignacio and ends at Leslie Imports at the entrance of Belize City. The BCA says that legal advice to them suggests that they would not be infringing on the legal process before the courts if they continue with the calendar of races. We also note that the National Sports Council is supporting the BCA to proceed with Sunday’s race. They sent out a release saying so this afternoon.

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1 Response for “Women will ride despite brakes being pulled on cycling president”

  1. Storm says:

    I hate the politicization — or more accurately, the personalization, of sports. It’s the opposite of the Olympic ideal.

    A plague on the egos that want personal benefit no matter what the damage they do to the sport!

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