The St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Olympic Academy (NOA) the educational arm of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) was founded in 1992 by Mr. Keith Joseph, then Secretary General of the NOC. The Academy was launched on the 11th November 1992. The fundamental aim of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Olympic Academy is the dissemination of Olympic Education to the peoples of its country, helping them to understand the nature of the Olympic Movement and the basic principles that underlie it. Some of those principles being Fairplay, Honesty, Brotherhood, Perseverance, Sports For All and many other noble principles, including a concern for sport and the environment. The Academy's first major undertaking was a Radio Program "Olympism" on the island's lone radio station. From inception of the NOA, has sought and utilized every opportunity to train resource personnel and has attended an IOA session every year since 1992.