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Head coach Cameron King (center) is surrounded by karatekas Sheridan Greaves (left) and Kodie King during the opening ceremony of the 2021 Senior Pan American Championships in Uruguay. (GP)

The government must critically review its current ban on contact sports, especially martial arts, if these disciplines are to continue to develop if necessary.

This is the view of National Men’s Karate Team Head Coach Cameron King after Karatekas Sheridan Greaves and Kodie King competed in the Pan American Karate Federation (PKF) Senior Championships 2021 in Punta del Este, Uruguay, last month.

While the head coach acknowledged the current global crisis and its impact on the wider sports fraternity, he said authorities must analyze each sport on its merits and come up with protocols that will not hamper the development of the sport while keeping athletes in a safe and healthy environment. .

“The ban on training is one of the main impacts we have faced because of the pandemic. I have no problem banning the competition here in Barbados, but we can train without being close and that’s how we trained before the championships, ”King told Sun Sport. (NM)

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