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Olympic Day Message 23 June 2009

Today, 23 June 2009, the St Vincent and the Grenadines National Olympic Committee (SVGNOC) joins the rest of the Olympic Movement across the world in observing International Olympic Day. It was on this day in 1894 that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was formed following a meeting of representatives of athletics organisations held at the Sorbonne, Paris, France, and the first president of the IOC, Demetrius Vikelas, of Greece, was installed.

The International Olympic Movement has remained for the most part steadfast in its mandate to place sport at the service of humanity through the quadrennial celebration of the Olympic Games. Of course, we have progressed to the establishment of the quadrennial Winter Olympics, in addition to the Summer Olympics and, effective 2010, we would witness the establishment of the quadrennial Youth Summer Olympics. 2012 will see the inaugural Youth Winter Olympics.

Through the continued success of the Olympic Games the IOC has been able to provide development assistance to all members of the International Olympic Family through Olympic Solidarity. This support has facilitated the training of athletes, coaches, administrators and support staff for National Olympic Committees across the world.

St Vincent and the Grenadines continues to receive support from the IOC as it strives to spread the myriad positive values that are captured in the noble concept of Olympism – a way of life.

Today, we congratulate all those who have chosen sport as a way of life and who have worked with the SVGNOC in the quest for the development of a culture of sport in our country. We have a long way to go in this process but we are on our way, fully committed to its realisation.

We honour our sporting heroes, past and present, and pay homage to all those coaches and administrators of sport in our country. Yours is a thankless undertaking. Your reward lies in knowing that in the midst of a rapidly changing society you have given of yourself in service to others, a service that will impact even those who are as yet unborn.

Keith Joseph

Caricom reps at CANOC Meeting


Caricom representatives, John Campbell and George Rutherford, were in attendance at the CANOC Executive Meeting and Venues Tour in Trinidad and Tobago recently

SVGNOC General Secretary condemns cricket attacks

Image3 March 2009 NEWS RELEASE

General Secretary of the St Vincent and the Grenadines National Olympic Committee, Mr Keith Joseph, has expressed utter disgust at the sad events that have taken place in Pakistan today, involving the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan Cricket team as they journeyed to cricket arena for the third day's play in the test match against Pakistan.

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Message from the Chairman of CANOC

Greetings from the Chairman

On behalf of the Executive Council of CANOC, I would like to wish our entire Membership all the very best for 2009.

The year 2009 will be a historic one for our Association in that we will see the realization of the Inaugural Caribbean Games.  For many of us the staging of these Games will be a dream come true for the regional Olympic movement and again I plead for your full support.  We are hoping that you will make every effort to ensure the best competitors from you country will be available to compete at our Games.  The success of the inaugural event will ensure the longevity of the Caribbean Games.

I look forward to seeing you in Curacao later this week and trust you are making a special effort to attend what will be another very important Assembly.

Again, I wish you all a productive and successful 2009.

Steve R. Stoute, SCM
Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees
Olympic Centre
Garfield Sobers Sports Complex
St. Michael, Barbados
Tel: (246) 467-7510
Fax: (246) 427-9255

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Virtual Olympic Congress Registration

Register at the IOC's Virtual Olympics site and make your contribution to the Olympic Movement for the future. The deadline has actually been extended to the end of February 2009.
To register to contribute to the Virtual Olympic Congress,  please use the following link