15 Jan | SKNAAA General Body elects new Executive Committee at 2nd Quadrennial

To:                  The Print and Electronic Media

From:              Evris Huggins, PRO SKNAAA

Subject:           SKNAAA General Body elects new Executive Committee at 2nd Quadrennial

 Date:              Sunday 12th January 2014


Press Release


The St. Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA) held its second (2nd) Quadrennial Meeting on Saturday, 11th January 2014 at the Silver Jubilee Athletic Stadium.

At time of roll call, all nine (9) of the athletic clubs that make up the General Body of the SKNAAA were present. Read More

bolt 2013


Statisticians A Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava look back on the best sprint performances of the year, with Julin covering the men’s events and Jalava the women’s.

Men’s 100m

Perhaps the most conspicuous recent trend in our sport concerns the 100m where – spearheaded by Jamaica and USA – the yearly number of runners goinjg under 10 seconds has doubled in the last eight years.

In 2013, Usain Bolt stayed at the forefront although he didn’t find the kind of overwhelming form he showed in 2008 and 2009, but, with the assumed heir apparent Yohan Blake out with injury and with Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell suspended early in the season, the only serious opponent to Bolt’s supremacy was Justin Gatlin.

Gatlin even managed to inflict an early defeat at the IAAF Diamond League in Rome but, during the main part of the season, Bolt was once more unstoppable although his winning margins were generally less than 0.1. Read more


09 Dec | Canadian Athletes train in St. Kitts and Nevis

Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): Athletics Canada continues to rely on St. Kitts and Nevis as a base to ensure select members of that track and field team remain in top shape during the winter period.

A team of 30 athletes and support staff arrived on St. Kitts last Friday (December 06) to train at the Silver Jubilee Athletic Stadium as they prepare for the start of the Indoor athletics season next January. Read more


08 Dec | SKNOC remains committed to the continued training and development


The St Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee (SKNOC) continues to play a pivotal role in the development of sports in the Federation by providing the opportunity for hands-on training for the athlete, the coach and the administrator.

The latest recipients of such an opportunity is Mr Lester Isiah Morris, who travelled to Mexico on Saturday 1st December to participate in a Female Football Coaching Course organised and hosted by the Pan American Sports Organisation (PASO). This advance level course, will be held over a period of eight (8) days and is designed to update participants on the present day science theories of coaching which would be of great significance to the developing NOCs and their Member Federations, who are currently preparing high performance athletes for the 2015 Pan American Games and the 2016 London Olympics.

Mr Morris is a certified FIFA Football Coach, who was recently appointed as the National Coach for the Female National Football Team that participated in the Caribbean Football Union Under 20 competition in Jamaica.

In related news, the SKNOC is also funding the cost of travel and participation of three (3) participants in a Javelin Throw training academy to be held in Grenada from December 8th to 15th, 2013. The selected athletes are: Mr Ryan Phillip and Ms Ashika Williams. Both athletes have continually demonstrated their ability in the Javelin event, and were selected by the St Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA) who currently U-18 male and female champion. They will be accompanied by Coach Elvis Williams, one of the most senior and experienced certified level III national Coach in this particular event.

Additionally, the SKNOC is very proud to be integrally associated with financing and administering an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF Coaching Education System Certification (CECS) Level One (1) Course that is presently taking place in Nevis over the period December 3rd to 12th, 2013.

At the conclusion of the course it is expected that twenty four (24) new IAAF certified coaches in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis will be better equipped to take an athlete from the grass root level to a more advanced stage in their development.

End of Release


04 Dec | IAAF level one course underway

According to Nevis Amateur Athletics Association (NAAA) chief Lester Blackett, there are some 28 persons registered for the IAAF level one course for potential Coaches which got underway at the ET Willet Park on Tuesday 3rd December.. Blackett noted that the normal maximum allowed is twenty-four persons but that he had been allowed to invite 28 participants this time around.

In his opening remarks as chair person of the brief ceremony, Blackett advised the participants to learn as much as they could and to take the course seriously. Read more 

iaaf diamond league


The IAAF Diamond League is delighted to announce the distribution of event disciplines for the 2014 season.

Commencing on 9 May 2014 in Doha (QAT), the fifth season of the IAAF Diamond League comprises 14 of the best invitational track and field meetings in the world. The meetings are spread across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the USA, and compose the top tier of the IAAF’s global one-day meeting competition structure. Read more


28 Nov | Shermon Caines Aiming To Make a Difference

By: Curtis Morton

Local athletic coach, Shermon Caines is intent on making a difference for the young athletes of Nevis. He has recently taken up a new position within the Department of sports with the focus being on the Athletics program, with specific concentration on the Primary and Secondary School students. Read more

Olympics Day 10 - Athletics

28 Nov | Athletics has number of competitors cut for Rio 2016

November 25 – Athletics has had the number of competitors allowed to take part in the Olympics at Rio 2016 reduced by more than 200, it has been revealed. 
A record 2,231 athletes competed at London 2012 but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has capped the figure for Rio 2016 at 2,000.

Athletics will be the only sport to have its numbers for Rio 2016 cut from London 2012. Read more