Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): A 70-member delegation from St. Kitts and Nevis travelled to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to participate in the 2023 edition of the Fifth Sports Games of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) with the grand opening ceremony taking place today (April 21) in Caracas.
The St. Kitts and Nevis athletes and officials departed the Federation on Friday (April 21, 2023). They will join some 3,500 athletes from 10 other countries for the April 21-29 ALBA Games. The events will take place in sporting facilities in Miranda, La Guaira, and Caracas.
Ambassador in the Ministry of Sports, His Excellency Kenneth Douglas, is leading the delegation to Venezuela. The athletes and officials were seen off at the R. L. Bradshaw International Airport by St. Kitts and Nevis’ non-resident Ambassador to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, His Excellency Dr. Norgen Wilson and Chargé d’ Affaires Ad Hoc of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Mr. Marco Antonio Guzmán Adrian.
The ALBA Games will feature 33 sporting disciplines, 11 delegations, and three venues over nine days of competition. Some of the sporting disciplines include chess, athletics, basketball, pool, bowling, boxing, cycling, aquatic sports, domino, football, gymnastics, judo, karate, kickboxing, softball, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball, and roller skating.
ALBA was established on December 14, 2004, at the initiative of the late President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and the late President of the Republic of Cuba, Fidel Castro.