IOC President Assured Of St. Kitts – Nevis’ Stand Against Doping

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
March 18, 2008 (SKNIS)

President of the International Olympic Association (IOC) Dr. Jacques Rogge was assured of the firm position of St. Kitts and Nevis against doping in sports when he visited the Federation on the weekend.

This assurance was given during a meeting at Government Headquarters when Prime Minister Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas presented President Rogge with a copy of the Instrument of Ratification by the St. Kitts and Nevis Government to the UNESCO International Convention Against Doping in Sports. The original document was signed in February by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and forwarded to the relevant body.

The Prime Minister noted that the Government and people were proud to welcome the IOC President on his inaugural visit and explained that the visit should serve as inspiration to athletes contesting the March 21 to 24 CARIFTA Games slated for Bird Rock.

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Nevisian Wins Sixth Annual Nevis Triathlon

Charlestown, Nevis
March 17, 2008

Nevis made sports history on Sunday March 16, 2008, when the island’s top tri-athlete Mr. Reginald “˜Reggie” Douglas won the overall male title in the sixth annual Carino Nevis Olympic Triathlon and the top male Organisation of East Caribbean States (OECS) title. Minister of Sports on Nevis Hon. Hensley Daniel recorded the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) highest commendation and congratulations to the tri athlete for what he called an outstanding performance.
 
“I want to convey to him our [NIA] highest consideration and to say the Ministry of Sports will do all that it can to facilitate the development of tri athletes  and to facilitate his participation in similar events as we have done in the past in all of the sports.
 
“The Ministry of Sports is here to ensure that athletes excel and I feel that Reggie has demonstrated what can happen with training, with consistency and with a heavy focus on the prize. So again congratulations to Reggie and best wishes,” he said.

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Nevis To Host World-Class Triathlon

Charlestown, Nevis
February 26, 2008

Nevis Cycle and Triathlon Club and the island of Nevis are gearing up for the 6th Annual Olympic Triathlon. The event, known as the Carino Health Spa Triathlon, will be held on March 16, 2008; This year is very special, as athletes are gearing up for the Beijing Olympics, the Nevis triathlon has been sanctioned by the world Governing body (ITU) as a Continental Cup event. This means that male and female elite athletes competing will be able to gain valuable points directly applicable to their Olympic campaigns, and puts Nevis on the world map of triathlons.

Most recently Triathlete Magazine has within the last month given invaluable endorsements to the Federation’s most international annual sporting event. Of the thousands of triathlons world wide, Triathlete Magazine named the Nevis triathlon among its top five “Must-Do Races for 2008”.  The same magazine also published a story and photographs in its Feb. 2008 issue about the 2007 race as the centre page spread.

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St. Kitts – Nevis Sports Tourism Grows Economy

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
February 25, 2008

The growth of the sports tourism sub-sector in St. Kitts and Nevis means increased opportunities for locals in the sporting and tourism related fields.

During an appearance on SKNIS’ radio magazine programme Perspectives, Director of Sports Dave Connor said that the recent success of the sub-sector is due in large part to the close collaboration between his Department and the St. Kitts Tourism Authority and the benefits are being felt by the man on the street.

He referred to the improvements to the infrastructure which were generated by the hosting of first round matches of the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup to support his statement. Connor added that persons have benefited from employment opportunities created by the renovation of sporting facilities in St. Pauls, Conaree, St. Peters, Cayon, McKnight and other areas.

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