Team Athletics St Vincent and the Grenadines joins the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), which was founded in Stockholm, Sweden on 17 July 1912, just two days after the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games, in celebrating 100 years of existence.
On 12 May of this year TASVG joined the rest of the IAAF Family in observing World Athletics Day with a National Teams Competition held at the Arnos Vale Playing Field. At this event all participants received a special 100th anniversary T-Shirts and commemorative pins, all bearing the IAAF Centenary Logo and ‘Look’.
We participated in the iAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, in March of this year where the IAAF engaged in the promotion of its Centenary activities.
At the IAAF World Indoor Championships starting today, 10 July 2012, TASVG is represented and would again participate in the activities of the IAAF aimed at promoting its 100th anniversary. There is a special exhibition mounted in Barcelona, Spain, in tandem with the Championships at which Brandon Parris is the lone Vincentian participant.
The IAAF has also created an IAAF Centenary Commemorative Medal and Diploma, which will be used to honour worthy recipients in St Vincent and the Grenadines who have made outstanding contributions to our sport.
Additionally, TASVG would be in receipt of the specially produced IAAF Centenary Book and IAAF Centenary TV Series, as well as attend the IAAF Centenary Gala Show and Dinner will be the focus of a weekend of activities in the Catalan capital, Barcelona, when there would be demonstration athletics events and the presentation of the 2012 Athletes of the Year Awards.
TASVG has been an integral part of the IAAF family since 1943.