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09 Sep | IOC selects Tokyo as host of 2020 Summer Olympic Games

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

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21 Aug | PRESIDENT OF TAIWAN JOGS WITH ATHLETES AT SILVER JUBILEE STADIUM

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.

 

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18 Aug | 396,548 ATTEND MOSCOW EVENING SESSIONS

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.

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18 Aug | Team selected 2013 PANAM Juniors

Basseterre, St.Kitts

Saturday, 17th August, 2013

A team of twelve (12) athletes and five (5) officials has been selected by the St. Kitts & Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA) to represent the Federation at the 2013 PANAMERICAN Junior Championships in Medellin, Columbia from August 23rd – 25th 2013.

The team is comprised of the following persons:

Officials

Osdel Hanley                          – Team Leader

Stewart Joseph                        – Technical Leader

Donnell Esdaille                     – Head Coach

Llewellyn Pyke                       – Jumps Coach

Johnny Heyliger                     – Throws Coach

Athletes

Omhunique Browne               – 100m & 200m

Stavia Lewis                           – Discus

Kristal Liburd                         – Long Jump

Adrian Williams                     – Javelin

J’Anthon Sillidy                     – Javelin

Warren Hazel                         – 400m and 4X100m

Lonzo Wilkinson Jr                – 100m and 4X100m

Nathaniel Huggins                  – Long Jump

Rico Gumbs                            – 100m, 200m and 4X100m

Ka’Jon Parris                          – 800m

Alkronus Bridgewater            – 200m and 4X100m

Sadiki Tyson                           – 400m and 4X100m

Team Leader, Osdel Hanley, who is also the Games Secretary on the SKNAAA Executive Committee, said, “Preparations are going great! The athletes are training hard under the watchful eyes of the coaches. The team management is pleased with the attitude of the athletes and we expect them to perform to the best of their abilities.”

Technical Leader and Level V Sprints and Hurdles Coach, Stewart Joseph said, “Based on preparations, I am optimistic that the team will do very well, which will speak volumes of the development initiatives undertaken by the SKNAAA.”

The team will depart on Tuesday 20th August 2013 and arrive in Medellin on Wednesday 21st August 2013. Departure from Medellin will be on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th.

The SKNAAA Executive Committee extends congratulations to our Junior Athletes and wishes them a successful PANAMERICAN Junior Championships Campaign. We also wish to thank the St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee (SKNOC) for their continued support of initiatives such as these. Our desire to compete at this year’s Championship would not have come to fruition without the full financial backing of the SKNOC to the tune of EC$78,000.00.

 

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16 Aug | Lonzo Wilkinson…from a failed athlete to No. 1 Coach

BASSETERE, St. Kitts – AFTER being deemed by some individuals a misfit for an athlete, Lonzo Antonio Wilkinson has turned out to be one of the best and most qualified coaches St. Kitts and Nevis has ever produced.

In the 1990s, Wilkinson had come to realise that his dream of being an athlete would only be a passing memory following an incident that had involved the Federation’s sprint ace Kim Collins.

 Wilkinson Explained that quite often when he would have competed in the past, he normally would have brought up the rear. And with regard to the incident involving Collins, he stated that he was returning from an injury when the former World Champion stumbled, fell and still managed to regain his composure and won the race with relative ease. Read more
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13 Aug | ONE FOR OUR HISTORY BOOKS

Antoine Adams and Jason Rogers became the first sprint duo from St. Kitts and Nevis to participate in the Semi Finals of a major athletic Championships. The 2013 National Champion and runner up respectively, earned these honours after qualifying in the IAAF World Championships 100m Heats on Saturday 10th August 2013.

Adams finished 4th in his heat (10.18s) and advanced to the Semi-Finals based on time while Rogers received an automatic advancement for his 3rd place finish (10.19s). Their performances in the opening round ranked them 18th and 19th respectively out of fifty-four (54) competitors.
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12 Aug | SKNAAA Pleased With Athletes’ Performance In Moscow

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  Vice President of the St. Kitts Nevis Amateur Athletic Association Lester Hanley is heaping praise on the Federation’s sprinters Antoine Adams and Jason Rogers who qualified for the 100m semi-finals but missed out on the finals at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow. Read more

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09 Aug | 49TH IAAF CONGRESS CONCLUDES IN MOSCOW

The 49th edition of the IAAF Congress, the highest decision-making body of the association, met today at the Crowne Plaza at Moscow’s World Trade Center for the second and final session of its biennial two-day gathering ahead of the IAAF World Championships.

During the Congress, the IAAF Council issued an anti-doping statement, which was approved by acclamation.

Delegates from 208 member federations were present at the Congress, which was presided over by IAAF President Lamine Diack

“Our two days of IAAF Congress was an absolute success,” said Diack at the post-congress press conference. “Yesterday we had a forum on a series of issues and the delegates were able to discuss many of the challenges and issues that face us. This morning it was the beginning of the Congress and we dealt a lot with the future of our sport, and the various actions necessary to ensure a good future for athletics. Read more

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08 Aug | CONGRESS OPENS WITH PRODUCTIVE 1ST IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS FORUM IN MOSCOW

Ahead of the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, the first day of the49th IAAF Congress played host to the 1st IAAF World Athletics Forum, providing an environment for lively and open debate among Congress delegates about the future of athletics.

This new IAAF initiative, held at the Crowne Plaza at Moscow’s World Trade Center, was chaired by IAAF President Lamine Diack and welcomed seven speakers and 17 panellists, each from a different country, as they provided expert and diverse perspectives and insights from both inside and outside the athletics family.

The first keynote address was delivered by Soichi Takahasi, general manager of international sports at Dentsu. He spoke about the current environment for sports in general, looking at where athletics stands in relation to other sports in terms of audience and viewership. Takahashi also touched upon the most popular platforms in sport as well as the major marketing and consumer trends. Read more

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08 Aug | Alistar Clarke set to make international debut for SKN

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Budding sprinter Alistair Clarke is eager to make his international debut for St. Kitts and Nevis at the 2013 IAAF World Championships slated to begin later this week.

In an interview with SKNVibes, Clarke stated how his training has been going in the lead up to the Championships.

 “I am very prepared as prepared as I think I can be right now. I am feeling very confident. I hope my performance in the heat can justify my feelings.” Read more