President of the St Lucian Olympic Committee, Richard Peterkin, was accepted as a member of the exclusive club that is the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the process becoming the first St Lucian to be so elevated.
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
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.
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.
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 http://registration.2009congress.olympic.org/