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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

Alexander heads local team in Beijing

National female 400m champion, Kineke Alexander, leads the Vincentian delegation to this year's summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

The Vincentian delegation, comprising of only two athletes, arrived in Beijing on 28 July 2008. They were met at the airport and accommodated at the environmentally Olympic Games Village (OGV) where they will stay until the conclusion of the Games.

Alexander who is the lone athlete to have made the IAAF standards for the Games, will contest the 400m while the others elected athlete, Jared Lewis, will contest the 100m.

The team made an early entry into Beijing in order to facilitate acclimatisation. The OGV officially opened on 25 July 2008.

The coach of the team is Gideon Labban while Leroy Llewellyn is the Team Manager with Jacintha Ballantyne as the Chaperone.

The Virtual Olympic Congress: One Click Away!

Read more...Making a contribution to the virtual Olympic Congress is now easier than ever! A simple click on the new banner to access the virtual Olympic Congress site will do it. Click on the banner, register and contribute online to the five Congress themes.


Make your move!
The themes are as follows:
Theme 1: The athletes
Relationship between the athletes, the clubs, federations and the NOCs
Health protection in training and competition
The social and professional life of athletes during and after elite competition
Theme 2: The Olympic Games
How to keep the Games as a premier event
The Olympic values
Universality and developing countries

Theme 3: The structure of the Olympic Movement

The autonomy of the Olympic Movement
Good governance and ethics
The relationships between the Olympic Movement and its stakeholders
Theme 4: Olympism and Youth
Moving towards an active society
Is competitive sport still appealing?
Youth sports events

 Theme 5: The digital revolution
A new management of sports rights
How to increase the size of the sports audience
Communication with stakeholders in the digital age

Join the debate!
Improvements in technology have now made it possible to canvass a wide spectrum of people for their views and opinions on different aspects of Olympism.
Since its launch, the virtual Olympic Congress has already received an overwhelming level of interest from members of the Olympic family and the general public. The banner was designed to reflect this dynamism and the overall purpose of the Congress: to take the pulse of the Olympic Movement and the general public.
Voice your opinion!
Submissions from the Olympic family and the general public will be accepted until 31 December 2008. The virtual Olympic Congress is an important component of the preparatory process leading up to the 13th Olympic Congress in Copenhagen. The submissions from the Olympic family will be analysed to provide a set of draft recommendations for discussion in Copenhagen. A statistical analysis of the public’s contributions will be available on the IOC’s website in 2009, and selected contributions included in the Congress’ proceedings.
More information on the Congress Regulations and the Call for Contributions can be found at

Administrators call for policy implementation

SPEC Director, Dr Iva Gloudon

Administrators of sports in St Vincent and the Grenadines have called for the speedy implementation of the national sports policy drafted by the National Olympic Committee in collaboration with all major stakeholders in the state.

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