Grenada: Grenada Olympic Committee has established the Athletes’ Commission 2023 to ensure that athletes play a significant role within the local Olympic movement.
The Athletes’ Commission officially became part of the Grenada Olympic Committee (GOC) on June 17, 2023, when elections were held.
The Commission now holds a seat on the Board of Directors of the GOC. The Commission has at its helm former Grenadian Olympian Hazel-Ann Regis-Buckels as the Chairperson.
She is supported by Dalia John as Treasurer, Jenebe Benoit as Secretary, and other Members, Thornia Mitchell, Earl Mc Leish, Royan Baptiste, Meleni Rodney and Owen Peters. Kurt Felix is Ex-officio.
The Mission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is “to place athletes at the heart of the Olympic Movement and Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendations further support and protect clean and fair sport.
The IOC Athletes’ Commission serves as a link between the athletes and the IOC. In order to achieve this, the IOC Athletes’ Commission has the leading role with athletes and with the Olympic Movement.”
The Grenada Olympic Committee is determined to fulfil all its Mandates to be a strong and effective Olympic Committee in line with the requirements of the IOC. The GOC, therefore, welcomes the Athletes’ Commission as we ensure that athletes maintain their place of importance in the movement.
Grenada’s own superstar Lindon Victor opens his Olympics tonight at 7 pm as he starts the gruelling ten events of the decathlon. “Watch him over two days – 4 sessions as he takes on the world.”
Earlier, Grenada is all set to host much anticipated and competitive CBN WinLott Windward Island School Games return to Grenada from July 22 to 29th, 2023.
Over 248 athletes are expected on the island to compete in five disciplines of sport including Volley Ball, Netball, Basketball, Football, and Athletics. Olympic Day Run is rescheduled for Saturday, July 1 2023.
Anderson Peters said, “I’m expecting to be over 90 meters at the Pan Am Games. I think the people of Santiago would love to see the javelin go extremely far, so I’m looking forward to that. I hope to get even closer to the world record and defend my world championship title, defend my Pan Am Games title and hopefully become the Olympic champion for 2024 in Paris.”