Basseterre, St.Kitts, Monday 18th November - After a successful road series, the SKNAAA held its first Development Meet for the 2014 track season. The meet was held at the Verchilds Play Ground on Sunday 17th November. Over seventy-five (75) athletes competed in a number of events, including 60m, 150m, 300m and 600m races.

SKNAAA Chief Coach, Lonzo Wilkinson said he was very impressed with the turnout and the performances of the athletes. He further stated that based on the performances at the opening Development Meet, the upcoming season will be extremely good.

The next meet is scheduled for Sunday November 24th and it is also scheduled for Verchilds.

For the full results click here.

bolt and shelly


Usain Bolt (JAM) and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) were today named the Male and Female World Athletes of the Year for 2013.

Bolt, who won the award for the fifth time, and Fraser-Pryce, a first-time winner, received their trophies at this evening’s IAAF World Athletics Gala held at the Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Club d’Eté.

The awards were hosted by International Athletics Foundation (IAF) Honorary President HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and IAF & IAAF President Lamine Diack, who presented the trophies to the Male and Female winners.

Both athletes will also receive a prize of US$100,000. Read more

iaaf statement on doping


Abby Hoffman, an IAAF Council Member and a Member of the IAAF’s Medical and Anti-Doping Commission, delivered a strong statement about the IAAF view of the new WADA Code to the 2013 World Conference on Doping in Sport organised by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Johannesburg on Wednesday (13).

The statement was delivered on behalf of the IAAF President Lamine Diack, the IAAF Council, and the 212 Member Federations of the IAAF, as well as the millions of participants in the sport around the world. Read more

iaaf standards

14 Nov | New IAAF Qualifying Procedures

MAJOR CHANGE is coming to the process by which athletes qualify for the World Championships and Olympics. The IAAF has announced that starting with the 2015 World Champs in Beijing the current qualifying scheme of A- and B-standards will be replaced with a single qualification standard for each event, “which aims to fill 75% of the quota for that discipline. The rest of the places will be filled by the top-ranked athletes in each event.” Read more


01 Oct | WADA publishes 2014 Prohibited List

Following approval by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Executive Committee on September 11, the 2014 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available.

Noteworthy changes to the List, which will come into force on January 1, 2014, include:


Use of International Non-proprietary Names (INN)

With the assistance of the World Health Organisation, the nomenclature of some substances on the List has been updated to International Non-proprietary Names (INN). For ease, however, previous names have been maintained and no substance has been deleted. Read more

Anti-Dope Workshop2

26 Sep | MOE partners with UNESCO to combat drug use

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, September 24th 2013 (SKNIS) - Physical Education Teachers and Coaches in secondary schools are set to benefit from a two-day workshop that will help promote awareness and sensitize these individuals about the adverse effects of alcohol, drugs and doping in sports.

The theme for the September 24 -25 inaugural workshop is ‘Leveling the Playing Field in High Schools’ and is being spearheaded by the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) in collaboration with the St. Kitts Ministry of Education. Read more

new york times

25 Sep | Losing Is Good for You

LOS ANGELES — AS children return to school this fall and sign up for a new year’s worth of extracurricular activities, parents should keep one question in mind. Whether your kid loves Little League or gymnastics, ask the program organizers this: “Which kids get awards?” If the answer is, “Everybody gets a trophy,” find another program. Read more

IAAF 2013 World XC


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

Alister James  (4)

12 Sep | Another Coach/Physical Trainer to benefit from overseas training


 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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125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election

11 Sep | Bach named new President of International Olympic Committee

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