Nov 9, 2009, 12:40 PM
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 has been set aside as the deadline for the registration of participants for this year's May Day Sports.
This confirmation was made at a meeting held at the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) conference hall on 13 April 2011.
Mr Abdul Syllon, Chairman of the May Day Mass Sports, said the reason for setting aside 20th April as the deadline for the registration of participants was that they wanted to put the names of the participants on a database to avoid cheating and fielding in students instead of company staff.
Mr Syllon said: "Any company found wanting in this regard will definitely face suspension from the competition.
Syllon noted that 32 companies have already paid to confirm their participation in this year's event.
"32 companies have already paid for their participation and some have called us while others have written to us to confirm that they will pay and participants today, Friday 15 April 2011," Syllon added.
When asked whether companies can be allowed to sit under their bill boards, he said that companies will be seated according to the alphabetical orders, noting that every company has to sit where it is positioned.
It was also agreed that during the meeting companies can read out the services they provide for their customers but was however quick to add that this has to be in a short note to save time.
Various issues ranging from different events, including greecy pole, were also discussed.
It was also agreed that five minutes be attached to the greecy pole and if any participant cannot bring it down within the time limit, then he or she will be disqualified to allow another participant to be given the chance to try.