The Modern Commonwealth

The Commonwealth Column: The Modern Commonwealth By Louise Martin CBE, CGF President Download as PDF For immediate release, 16 January 2018 Commonwealth House | 55-58 Pall Mall London | SW1Y 5JH | UK Office: +44 (0)20 7747 6427 Email: Everyone across the Commonwealth Sport Movement believes in the exceptional


IAAF President Sebastian Coe visited Puerto Rico today to continue discussions and on this occasion hear first-hand about the devastating damage caused last year by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Jose. Visiting Toa Baja and meeting representatives from six member federations in San Juan, Coe said he was humbled by

Olympic Highlights – January 2018

Olympic Highlight, Newsletter of the International Olympic Committee, Issue #1234 Click Here to Download PDF

News from SVG Olympic Committee Executive

NEWS RELEASE A Code of Ethics and Compliance Policy, full establishment of a Women in Sports Commission, a Finance Commission and a Marketing Commission are amongst key outcomes of a one-day Retreat convened by the Executive Committee of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Olympic Committee (SVGOC) at the Beachcombers


The Executive Committee of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) will meet in Trinidad and Tobago next week. CANOC's Executive last met in Prague, Czech Republic, on 2 November 2017, at which several major initiatives were taken. This came in the aftermath of the CANOC General Assembly convened


The Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC), the entire Olympic Movement today mourns the passing of the revered Sir Arlington Butler, longest serving President of the Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC). He died earlier today, 10 November 2017.   CANOC extends sincere condolences to the immediate family of Sir Arlington

Trimmingham and Baptiste steal essay honours at Camp

Orenzo Trimmingham and Omar Baptiste shared top honours in the essay competition that featured during the six-week track and field Camp coordinated by TASVG coach, Godfrey Harry. (more…)

NOC completes another CCCP Course

Another group of Vincentian sport enthusiasts are the beneficiaries of another coaching experience offered by the St Vincent and the Grenadines Olympic Committee (SVGOC). Chester Morgan and Woodrow Williams, National Coordinators of the Caribbean Coaching Certification Programme (CCCP), a product of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC), conducted

Lima 2019 Mascot announced

“Milco” is the official mascot of the Lima 2019 xviii pan American and Sixth Parapan American Games. At exactly two years from the opening ceremony of the XVIII Pan American Games, the most important sporting event in Peruvian history, the Lima 2019 Organizing Committee is proud to announce “Milco” as

GC2018 unveils competition events schedule

The largest competition events schedule in Commonwealth Games history has today been unveiled, with the Official Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Ticketing Guide allowing spectators to start planning their experience ahead of ticket requests opening on 24 April. Click Here to read full article

PAISAC – FALL 2016 Report

The Report on the 28th training session in applied sport sciences in Montreal, Canada, October 10th to December 15th 2016 has been made available for download. Click Here to Download as PDF  

GC2018 merchandise range unveiled

A new range of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) merchandise has today been unveiled with the launch of the Gold Coast 2018 Official Online Shop – Headlined by the cute and cuddly Borobi plush soft toys, the GC2018 merchandise range features 60 new official merchandise products including t-shirts,


Black Sands Swim Squad announces Time Trials

Do you think you've got more Top Times in you??? The Black Sands Swim Squad is hosting a Time Trials on December 16th and 17th 2017 and is inviting everyone to come on out to support the event. Swimmers from all clubs are invited to participate. Being the final event

New Executive for Table Tennis in St Vincent

The SVG Table Tennis Association on 8th November 2017 at the West St. George Secondary school, elected a seven-member executive to run the affairs of the organisation  for the remainder of the year and beyond 2018. The members are: Orville Haslam (President) Dennis Gaymes (Vice President) Asquith Ballah (Secretary) Nixon Louis

Swimming – 3 major hosted competitions for 2018

The St Vincent and the Grenadines Swimming Federation (SVGSF) is pleased to announce our three major hosted swim competitions for 2018. They are as follows: The CGM Invitational Swimming Championships – Friday, February 16th to Sunday, February 18th, 2018 – Sponsored by CGM Gallagher Insurance brokers The FLOW Invitational Swimming

19th Basketball tournament concludes

The Vita Malt Bequia Basketball 19th Tournament came to an exciting conclusion this past weekend at the Clive Tannis Hard Court in Bequia, with Raptors dominating East Blazers to capture their first ever Championship in the First Division; Rising Stars defeating Young Duke in a two game sweep for the Second Division title, and Hawks defeating

Vita Malt Bequia Basketball 19th Tournament results

The Results of the Vita Malt Bequia Basketball 19th Tournament concluded this past weekend at the Clive Tannis Hard Court in Bequia. Raptors defeated East Blazers in the First Division; Rising Stars defeated Young Duke in the Second Division, and Hawks defeated Dragons in the Under 16 Division. (more…)

TASVG Summer School


Bequia Elects Executive for 2017-2019

The Membership of the Bequia Basketball Association elected a new Executive Committee to serve for two years from 2017 to 2019 on June 19th at the Bequia District Council. Sabrina Mitchell was re-elected uncontested as President, to lead the organization for another term. (more…)

8 Golds and 1 Silver for SVG Swimmer

Golds Galore, Overall Championship and SVG records for SVG swimmer at Thunderbolts Grand Prix in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada – May 26th – 28th, 2017 St Vincent and the Grenadines swimmer Alexander Joachim competed at 2017 Thunderbolts May Grand Prix Swimming Championships held at the Canada Games Complex in Thunder

TSSS Penn Relays 2017 Athletes’ Profiles

The Thomas Saunders Secondary School is located at Richmond Hill, in the heart of capital Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It was founded in 2005 as an initiative by the Government to introduce universal Secondary education. The school is housed on the renovated premise that formerly housed the Richmond

Vincentian Rowing at Sarasota

St Vincent and the Grenadines was recently represented at the 3rd Para-Rowing camp organized by the international Rowing Federation (TAFISA) and US Rowing (governing body for the sport in the USA) in tandem with Agitos held at Sarasota, Florida, USA, during the period 4 – 12 March 2017. Devin Richards

Gold for SVG swimmers at major Canadian swim championships

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – March 2nd – 5th, 2017 Two of St Vincent and the Grenadines best young swimmers competed at the Prairie Winter International (PWI) Swimming Championships held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from March 2nd to 5th, 2017. The PWI Championships were very competitive with over 550 of the

NACAC Chatoyer Endurance International 10k Results

NACAC Chatoyer International Endurance 10K Road Race, Gordon Yard to Chateaubelair Playing field, St Vincent held on November 20, 2016. Click Here to Download Results in PDF format

Olympism by Keith Joseph

IPSAC AND ISSAC 2018 – Excitement Galore

On Wednesday of this week St Vincent and the Grenadines observed National Heroes Day. Whilst we continue to engage in discussions about who should join Paramount Chief, Joseph Chatoyer, as a national hero, our young people at schools across the nation are in high spirits, attempting to become heroes in

Athletes: their care and careers

Many individuals give themselves over to a life in sport. From very early, they are involved in training with a view to learning the requisite skills, train consistently and compete in local, regional and international competitions, representing their respective countries. Often, athletes make a career out of their involvement in

Evening Athletics and the challenge of change

Three years ago the physical education teacher at the Bethel High School, Theon Gordon, convinced the principal and staff at the institution that they should be innovative relative to the hosting of the school’s annual athletics championships. The decision was to host the annual event during the hours of 2:00

Significant changes in Throws’ in IPSAC and ISSAC 2018

Vincentians can expect that the performances of students at the secondary school level would display significantly improved performances in the throwing events – Shot and Discus – during this year’s Inter Secondary Schools Athletics Championships (ISSAC). Indeed, the country is already witnessing improvements in these events at the annual sports

Commonwealth Games 2018

The extremely scenic Gold Coast, Australia, would in a few weeks play host to the 21st Commonwealth Games, 4 – 15 April. Following on the heels of Glasgow, Scotland, four years ago, Gold Coast would be seeking to rise to the occasion and even exceed the tremendous achievements of the

Global Olympic challenges

The stage is set for the official opening of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. But this year, the stage is not at all a very settled one. There are all sorts of issues impacting the world of sport with particular focus on the Olympic Games. The development of

Getting more out of sport

For the past several years we have advocated that St Vincent and the Grenadines is not yet ready to grasp the immense benefits that can be derived from sport. We are missing out on what is on offer and by the time we catch ourselves we would end up at

WI U-19 Cricketers – proof of the pudding

The West Indies Under 19 cricketers have just proven the regional critics of the game correct in their ongoing assessment of developments taking place in the region under the leadership of Cricket West Indies. It has often been said that ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’. The

What will the Schools Athletics 2018 bring to the fore?

We are into the second term of the academic year, 2017/8. This is the term in which schools focus more on their athletics competitions than any other sport, if only because it generates the greatest amount of interest and excitement in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Each year we expect

Getting our athletes to understand sport

For many years we have been developing athlete sin St Vincent and the Grenadines, however we have unfortunately not paid enough attention to getting our athletes adequately prepared, regardless of the sport in which we have sought to engage them. There is a fallacy amongst large segments of Vincentians that

WI begins 2018 the way it ended 2017

The leadership of Cricket West Indies must be living somewhere else in the galaxy than on what we have come to know as planet earth. While the West Indies team strive ever so diligently to establish itself as one of the most debilitating teams in international cricket today, the leadership

A challenging year in sport in SVG

We are at the end of 2017 and it is commonplace to spend some time reviewing where we have come during the period. It does appear though that the year was another mixed bag with a few bright spots. At best we could say that it has been a challenging