Digicel Promotion of London Games

Digicel Launch Promotion of London Games with $10,000 Donation to Grenada Olympic Committee

Wednesday 16th May 2012 – St. George’s, Grenada: Digicel has officially launched its promotion for the London games with a donation of EC$10,000 to the Grenada Olympic Committee. As the Race to the London games begin in earnest, the cheque which is to aid the Association in their preparation to represent Grenada at the event was handed over at a ceremony on Wednesday held at Digicel office in Point Salines.

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Vázquez Raña blames rivals as he resigns as head of ANOC and Olympic Solidarity

Vázquez Raña blames rivals as he resigns as head of ANOC and Olympic Solidarity

Thursday, 15 March 2012

By Duncan Mackay

Mario Vzquez_Raa_talking_into_microphoneMarch 15 - Mario Vázquez Raña today surprisingly resigned as the President of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and the head of Olympic Solidarity, blaming Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah and Ireland's Patrick Hickey for forcing him out following an "insane and aggressive" campaign.

The Mexican billionaire has also stood down from the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) ruling Execuitve Board, although he will remain as head of the Pan American Sports Organization, where he was last week controversially re-elected for another four-year term after he refused to hold a secret ballot.

"I found it very difficult to take such a drastic decision," he said in a statement.

"For over 40 years, first as an athlete and then as leader, I have been closely linked to the Olympic Movement."

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PASO 2012 General Assembly

Vazquez Rana Talks About Future

Re-lected  by acclamation to another term as president of the Pan American Sports Organization, Mario Vazquez Rana closed the general assembly Thursday in Mexico City with some reflections about what is ahead. Fading away does not seem to be an option.
Mario Vazquez Rana following the General Assembly. (ATR)
Vazquez Rana, who turns 80 this year and must retire from the IOC, was rumored to be facing a challenge over his PASO re-election, which never emerged this week. But he has been caught in a fight over leadership issues at the Association of National Olympic Committees, which Vazquez Rana also leads.

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Republic Bank Supports Team Grenada for the Olympic Games 2012

St. George’s, Grenada – March 02, 2012. Republic Bank has responded positively to the Grenada Olympic Committee’s plea for assistance for Team Grenada, in its effort to win its first Olympic medal at the London Games 2012.

At a press conference held Friday March 02, 2012, the Bank pledged its commitment to the Grenada Olympic Committee in the amount of $50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Dollars).On making the symbolic presentation, Managing Director of Republic Bank, Keith Johnson, remarked:

“We are honoured to be given the opportunity, through our Power to Make a Difference programme, to contribute to the efforts of the Grenada Olympic Committee (GOC), in ensuring Grenada’s participation at the London 2012 Olympics. One must acknowledge the tremendous lift in emotional and psychological well-being our nation experiences when our sons and daughters excel on the world’s stage, particularly in the sporting arena.

We trust that our financial assistance to the Grenada Olympic Committee and Team Grenada will motivate other corporate sponsors and the general public to come on board, and we wish the GOC and Team Grenada success at this year’s London Olympics.”

The Bank’s contribution is expected to assist with preparation of the team for the games - training, medical and physiotherapy services, medical insurance, clothing and equipment, among other requirements.

Republic Bank remains committed to the advancement and development of our youth, through sports and extends best wishes for Team Grenada's success at the Games. 

National Lotteries Authority on board for London 2012

  Minister of Youth Empowerment and Sports, Minister Patrick Simmons officially handed over a $50,000 cheque to the Grenada Olympic Committee in support of the Grenada’s elite athletes participating in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
In the handover ceremony held at the National Stadium, the Sports Minister said, “We are quite pleased to support the GOC’s drive to raise funds through sponsorship.” He went to add that, “That Lotto was elated to contribute towards Grenada’s participation in the Olympic Games.” He commended the GOC for its outstanding work in promoting the talents of local athletes and added that the ongoing publicity along with the generosity of corporate sponsorship will only strengthen Team Grenada in its quest for medals at the Olympic Games.
In June 2011, the Grenada Olympic Committee launched its “The Road to London 2012” campaign to solicit funds for the Grenada team to participate in the games.
General Manager of the National Lotteries Authority, Mr. Ronnie Sylvester commented that Lotto in its mandate to supports Sports, Culture and Nation building, stands ready to assist in whatever way possible to ensure that Grenada receives its first Olympic medal. He applauded the GOC in its efforts to get the best quality training available to our athletes to ensure the highest level of competition”.

In accepting the cheque of $50,000 President of the GOC, Royston  La Hee said, “It’s a great pleasure to be on the receiving end of this handsome donation and we promise to put it to good use,” adding that the GOC is proud of its “high calibre of athletes.”