The First Youth Olympic Games is being held in Singapore from 14th to 26th August, 2010.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is being represented in two (2) disciplines, Athletics and Taekwondo.
The delegation leaves the State Tuesday 10th August and consists of the following persons.
Renaldo Charles – ATHLETICS
Shantal Rouse – ATHLETICS
Dasreen Primus – TAEKWONDO
Wayne Williams – CHEF DE MISSION
Glenroy Gaymes – TEAM OFFICIAL
Keisha Sutherland – TEAM OFFICIAL
Vincentians will bear witness to some of the finest athletes in the region, as the 2010 National Lotteries Authority 18th Caribbean Squash Championships gets underway on August 15th. Over 100 players from 7 countries (Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Guyana, Jamaica, OECS and Trinidad & Tobago) will hope to bring home the titles in the individual and team events. Among these players are 8 medallists (singles, doubles and teams) at the recent Central American and Caribbean Games in Bogota, Colombia.
Heading the women's field is Karen Meakins, coming off a fine silver medal performance at the CAC Games. The tall Bajan has been runner-up in the last 3 events and will be looking to capture her first Caribbean Women's title. An All-Barbados final is expected, with compatriot Cheri-Ann Parris coming in as the #2 seed. The 20-year old is coming off a solid rookie season at Bates College, where she was named NESCAC Rookie of the Year and will prove to be a formidable opponent. A pair of Trinidadian players will attempt to prevent this however, on the strength of 3/4 seeds Rhea Khan and Kerrie Sample.
On the weekend of July 23, members of the Technical Team of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Table Tennis Association and Table Tennis players and enthusiasts were privileged to benefit from technical training sessions conducted by long standing Trinidadian table tennis personnel Bob Roopnarine and Ray Fermin.
Six children have been selected from five islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines as All-Star Student Athletes to travel to Orlando, USA on Thursday July 15th for a two- week summer camp.
The Twelfth Annual Bequia Basketball Tournament bounced off Saturday July 10th at the Clive Tannis Hard Court on Bequia with twelve teams parading in their colourful uniforms, to a warm reception from the Bequia community. Visiting team from the mainland Calliaqua United also joined in the auspicious ceremony, which celebrates twelve years of basketball competition on Bequia, under the leadership of Sabrina Mitchell. Team Young Duke was adjudged and awarded a cake as the Best Dressed Team 2010.
Public Relations Officer for the SVGTTA, Harvey Graham, in his introductory remarks, admitted to some hiccups in the sport but indicated that despite everything the organisation has been able to continue with grassroots development and systematically and professionally advance its work.
March Pass – The Mustique Company (95 Pts)
Most Outstanding Athlete – Male – Mr Anthony Jack – Mustique Company (25 Pts)
Most Outstanding Athlete – Female – Ms Cornelia Moses – GECCU (19 Pts)
ST VINCENT COOP BANK
Team Athletics St Vincent and the Grenadines (TASVG) launched its 10th anniversary edition of the annual Inter Financial Institutions Sports Day on Tuesday 13 April 2010 with a brief media ceremony at Olympic House.
President of TASVG, Keith Joseph, proudly explained the success of the initiative taken 10 years ago to bring the nation's financial institutions together in friendly, fun-filled rivalry in a family-like atmosphere. He noted that this year's event which reverts to the Arnos Vale Playing Field on 15 May 2010 beginning at 1:30pm, will probably the biggest and most festive yet with a number of institutions coming on board for the very first time joining the other stalwarts.
Vincentian athlete and Carifta silver medallist, Delohnni Nicol-Samuel, the son of Dane Samuel and nephew of Bigna Samuel, will not be wearing Vincentian colours at this year's Carifta Games. Selected by Team Athletics SVG in a quest for gold at what would be his final year of eligibility for Carifta, Delhonni has been refused permission to compete by his school, Campbell University, where he is a fist year student.