As part of the IAAF’s sophisticated anti-doping programme at the 14th edition of the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia, blood tests were conducted from 4-18 August for profiling purposes in connection with the Athlete Biological Passport. This programme was conducted in partnership with WADA and the WADA-accredited Laboratory in Lausanne.
A total of 1919 blood samples were collected from the athletes located at four different hotels, and these were analysed daily in the WADA-accredited laboratory in Moscow for haematological screening. The corresponding serum samples have been transferred to the Lausanne Laboratory for further analyses of various blood bio markers which are now on-going. Read more
The St Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee (SKNOC) continues to partner with its Member Federations in order to further enhance the development of sports in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis.
Mr Allister James, a qualified Track and Field/Athletics Level 1 Coach and Physical Trainer, has been awarded the 2013 Coaching Scholarship by the St Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee. The coaching course will be pursued at the internationally acclaimed Institute of Coaching and Sport Education in Budapest, Hungary, at a cost of approximately U.S $10,500.00.
Mr James is scheduled to depart the Federation on Tuesday 17th September, 2013, in pursuit of a diploma in General Conditioning, which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). In 1997, the SKNOC awarded its first coaching scholarship to Mr John Gumbs, in the sporting discipline of Football. Since then, fifteen (15) other coaches have been trained by the SKNOC under this programme in the sports of: Football/Soccer, Volleyball, Netball, Athletics, Basketball and Table Tennis.
The 3 month course which runs from September 18th to December 6th, 2013, is designed to train and educate coaches/physical trainers in all aspects of coaching and to provide them with a systematic way to improve their knowledge and skills in the theoretical, technical and practical aspects of coaching.
Mr James is currently attached to the Ministry of Education as a Physical Education teacher assigned to the Basseterre High School and also volunteers his services as a coach of the St Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic Association.
The entire Executive Body of the SKNOC wishes Mr James success in this endeavour.
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September 10 – Germany’s Thomas Bach has today been named as the new President of the International Olympic Committee, the most powerful position in world sport, succeeding Jacques Rogge.
Jacques Rogge, whose 12-year term at the top of the Olympic Movement has ended, announced that the members had elected a new President after two rounds of voting which ended with Bach polling a majority 49 votes.
He finished ahead of Puerto Rico’s Richard Carrion with 26, Singapore’s Ser Miang Ng six, Switlzerland’s Denis Oswald five and Ukraine’s Sergey Bubka four. Read more
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today awarded the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 to Tokyo, which was chosen over fellow Candidate Cities Istanbul and Madrid after two rounds of voting during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires. Read more
PRESIDENT OF TAIWAN JOGS WITH ATHLETES AT SILVER JUBILEE STADIUM
At approximately 7:15am yesterday morning, His Excellency Ma Ying-Jeou, President of the Republic of China on Taiwan and his entourage lead officials from the St. Kitts & Nevis Olympic Committee, the St. Kitts & Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, the Department of Sports and Ministers of Government on a five (5) lap jog around the track at the Silver Jubilee Athletic Stadium.
National Coach, Timothy Morton, lead the warm up session before the exercises begun. His Excellency Ma Ying-Jeou, was accompanied on his jog by members of his entourage, along with Ministers Liburd and Phillip, Permanent Secretary Rattan, SKNOC President Bridgewater, Ambassador Huggins, National athletes from the Pan Am Junior and the CAC Age Group Teams.
At the end of his jog, His Excellency Ma did a gift exchange with Vice President Lester Hanley of the St. Kitts & Nevis Amateur Athletic Association. Vice President Hanley presented His Excellency MaYing-Jeou a red Team St. Kitts & Nevis Adidas Functional Tee Shirt. His Excellency Ma Ying-Jeou in exchange gave Vice President Hanley a blue Functional Tee Shirt which read “Friendship Forever” and had two (2) shields representing the flags of St. Kitts-Nevis and the Republic of China on Taiwan.
His Excellency then gave brief remarks to members of his entourage and took questions from members of the local and travelling media.
The International Association of Athletics Federations is delighted to confirm that at the conclusion of the final competition session, 268,548stadium spectators had attended the eight evening sessions at the 14thedition of the IAAF World Championships, Moscow 2013. Adding VIPS, guests, media and athletes seats, the evening audience total is396,548.
Aside football, no other Olympic sport can attract that number of stadium spectators to its World Championships.
Moscow’s figures overtake the total number of evening spectators in Daegu 2011 which attracted a total of 261,792 for the same number of evening sessions.