12th February, 2014
Subject: PARALYMPIC STAKEHOLDERS MEETING
Date: Saturday 15th February, 2014
Venue: National Cricket Stadium-Conference Room
Time: 10:00 am
A meeting of Paralympic Stakeholders is geared to sensitize the public of the movement. It will be addressed by Mr. Kenneth Mc Kell, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Paralympic Committee and the Caribbean Association of National Paralympic Committees(CANPC).
The goal of this initiative which is lead by the Grenada Olympic Committee Inc., is the eventual formation of the National Paralympic Committee.
The meeting will be attended by the Board of Directors of the Grenada Olympic Committee Inc. Stakeholders which includes; two (2) representative of fifteen(15) National Associations/Federations, representatives from the Ministry of Social Development , Ministry of Sports, School for Special Education, National Council for the Disabled, Herman ’Mello” Peters, Raphael Croney, Ms Ann Pierre among others.
(The Paralympics is governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. Its purpose is to organise the summer and winter Paralympic Games and act as the International Federation for nine sports, supervising and coordinating World Championships and other competitions.)
CANOC Broadcasting Inc. (CBI) has retained the broadcast rights in the Caribbean for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games
CBI has acquired broadcast rights on all media platforms in all languages in the following territories:
Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and the Turks and Caicos.
IOC President Thomas Bach said: "Throughout the history of the Olympic Games, athletes from across the Caribbean have produced outstanding, inspirational performances. We are pleased to have reached this agreement to enable extensive broadcast coverage of the Rio 2016 Games in the region."
IOC Member Richard Carrión, who led the negotiations, said: "CBI will now work to secure broadcast partners across the region to ensure the best coverage of the Olympic Games in Rio. The agreement includes assurances that there will be expansive free television coverage of the Games."
CBI’s CEO, Larry Romany said, "This agreement heralds a new era for sport in the Caribbean. The economic benefits present considerable funding opportunities for developing youth in the Region and increases the viability and international competitiveness of the Caribbean athlete. We are very excited at the prospect of a more integrated approach to the development of sports."
The Grenada Olympic Committee is pleased to inform member federations and the general public that the International Olympic Committee in conjunction with the Grenada Olympic Committee will host the Young Ambassadors (YA) Program on the occasion of the second edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG), Nanjing 2014.
Olympic Day is the ideal platform to encourage people to become more active while highlighting the benefits of physical activity in general, particularly for young people. It’s an opportunity to learn about the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect as well as to discover new sports. With a strong appeal to young people, Olympic Day is also good opportunity to spread the word about the Youth Olympic Games.
Once registered before June 21st, participants are guaranteed an Olympic Day t-shirt. There will be a cash prize awarded to the group with the most participants to arrive on the day. There will also be a prize of school supplies awarded to the first school group with over 50 participants. A prize will also be awarded to the oldest participant.
Come out and relax in a sporting atmosphere, partake in a game of Mini Tennis or Football or assemble your team for the Tug-O-War competition to win fantastic prizes.
Refreshments will be sale as our Sporting Affiliates will endeavour to raise much needed funds for their athletes.
We look forward to your full cooperation and support in spreading the Olympic message worldwide to promote and implement the theme of “Move, Learn and Discover”.
We encourage all participants to register early. Call the Grenada Olympic Committee for more information on 435- 3015