Dear Members, we note, with extreme pride, that the recently concluded Games can well be described as THE CARIBBEAN GAMES when we reflect on the numerous achievements of our very remarkable CARIBBEAN ATHLETES at London 2012.
The legacy of the OLYMPIC GAMES 2012, the 30th Olympiad, will include the astonishing firsts, personal bests, the camaraderie and flair of our sportsmen and sportswomen in many arenas of competition.
In offering CONGRATULATIONS to our proud athletes, CANOC offers a similar tribute to the administrators and technical officials whose contributions to the successes of our teams are often hinted at but not brought to the attention of the adoring public. All of the Chiefs of Mission, Coaches , NOC Executives and medical and other support professionals are deserving of special mention and WE THANK YOU immensely .
In a particularly touching and memorable moment , our own RICHARD PETERKIN paused at the medal ceremony to give an extra hug to Kirani James on his achieving Gold and a first for Grenada. …A moment not to be forgotten.
These words appeared in an editorial attributed to CMC …
“The stadium in recent days was the scene of several magical moments as the Caribbean ignited fireworks of its own. Led by sprint powerhouses Jamaica, Caricom nations broke several barriers and recorded their highest-ever medal haul.
In the end, the region won seven gold,four silver and seven bronze.”
The writer went on to highlight the fantastic feats of Jamaican medallists and of those of the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada. Cuba and The Dominican Republic are to be added to that list.
When we meet in Grand Cayman in October ,2012 , further congratulatory remarks will be made.
We must now renew our efforts to inaugurate CARIBBEAN GAMES , while the world is watching.
On Behalf of President, Steve Stoute and members of the Executive of CANOC, THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED.
Elton A. Prescott,