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

Reviewing relationships in sport – athletes, clubs, federations and the NOC

Reviewing relationships in sport – athletes, clubs, federations and the NOC


Sport has emerged as perhaps the fastest growing industry in the world over the past two decades. We have witnessed the excitement generated by outstanding performances by athletes in every sport and the impact that these have had on interest in the industry at all levels of society.
Professionalism has touched every sport and only the Olympic Movement has been able to retain its amateur status. The quadrennial Olympic Games is the only global sporting event that has been able to remain totally exempt from the clamour for huge cash prizes by its participants yet it remains the greatest sporting spectacle on earth.

SVGNOC General Secretary condemns cricket attacks

3 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.

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

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.


The Virtual Olympic Congress: One Click Away!

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,

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.

Inaugural NOC Sports Academy hailed as success


The work has just begun. We want you to understand what you have experienced here and how you must utilise it to help you develop into whole persons; sportspersons but whole persons nonetheless”.

These words were spoken by General Secretary of the St Vincent and the Grenadines National Olympic Committee as he delivered an address to the 48 participating athletes at the brief closing ceremony for the Inaugural NOC National Sports Academy on Friday 21 December 2007.

Athletes were involved in intense practical sessions that addressed their technical skill competencies in the respective sporting disciplines – Athletics, Boxing, Table Tennis and Volleyball.