The Grenada National Athletic and Football Stadium at Queen’s Park, St. George’s has gone high tech.
The stadium which is due to be renamed the Kirani James National Stadium tomorrow (Saturday, April 8th) during the inaugural staging of the Grenada Invitational Athletics Meet has been provided with a state of the art false start sensor by the Government of the People’s Republic of China.
A memorandum of understanding for the provision of the sensor was signed last week Thursday during Day Two of the Co-op Bank-sponsored National Primary Schools Games.
Resident Chinese Ambassador, Madam Ou Bouquian expressed her delight in being able to make the false start sensor possible.
Ambassador Bouquian described the sensor as being a world-class equipment for a world-class stadium.
First Vice-President of the Grenada Athletic Association, Aaron Moses expressed on behalf of the Government of Grenada, Ministry of Sports and the association’s their gratitude for the sporting equipment.
Moses said the equipment will compliment the modern equipment that are currently operating in the country, and will place the island at the cutting edge of technology in the world of athletics.
“That means that we are comparable to any other athletics events or nation in the world in terms of photo-finish and starting technology,” he emphasised.
The false start sensor is likely to be put in use during the Grenada Invitational Sports Meet.