Never say that ‘I wish I had ‘or ‘if only I had’ – Louise Martin
The President of the Commonwealth Games Federation , Louise Martin has, on behalf of the entire Commonwealth Sporting Family sent a message of encouragement to the Maldivian Sporting Family, following the
government’s decision for Maldives to leave the Commonwealth.
In her message, Martin, wholeheartedly wished each and every one of the Maldivian sportmen and women her very best and advised to “stay focused on your training, continue to plan your sports careers and
most importantly maintain the believe in yourselves that anything is possible through hard work and determination.”
She noted that the Maldives has been dealt a challenging blow completely out of our shared control and said that, “the decision taken by your country to voluntarily withdraw its’ membership from the Commonwealth Family is political in its nature. It is a decision that I fervently hope will be rescinded one day. Please hold on to hope and belief that your country will re-join someday.”
“Please never say that ‘I wish I had ‘or ‘if only I had.’ Keep training – stay fit, stay healthy and strong, but most importantly,continue work hard, have fun and dream big,” she advised.
Martin’s message ended with hope of Maldives re-joining the Commonwealth in the future.
The Maldives Olympic Committee, welcomes the encouraging message by the President of the Commonwealth Games Federation, and wishes to express its sincere gratitude on behalf of the Maldivian sporting family.
MOC would also like to once again, reiterate its appreciation for the Commonwealth Games Federation for the continued support over the years, for the dedication and support the organization provided in developing sporting in the Maldives.