The NOC in celebratory mode
In 2006, Kineke Alexander won the 400m bronze medal at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Cartagena, Colombia.
Since accessing membership of the IOC the SVGNOC has not only been about attending Games. The organisation is among the leaders in the Caribbean in so far as optimal utilisation of the various programmes of assistance offered by Olympic Solidarity, the development arm of the IOC, is concerned.
The SVGNOC has conducted scores of technical training courses for coaches in Olympic sports. Programmes have been held in Sports Medicine, Women in Sport, NOC Legacy and Culture and Education.
The NOC has ensured that it has kept pace with the latest technological innovations in the field of Information Communications Technology, ICT, and has an impressive website: www.svgnoc.org, which is currently being upgraded to facilitate its transformation into this country's first and lone Sports Information Centre, the repository of all sports information from across the world.
Literally millions of dollars have been spent on training personnel in the different sporting disciplines between 1987 and the current period. There is ongoing preparation of projects aimed at facilitating further development in almost every sport played in this country.
Within the International Olympic Movement the actual execution of all education programmes is seen as the principal function of the National Olympic Academy, NOA. This is conceived as the educational branch of the NOC. St Vincent and the Grenadines established its National Olympic Committee on 11 November 1992, the first of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean. Since then the organisation has been instrumental in the coordination of Olympic educational programmes and activities in St Vincent and the Grenadines.