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The 45th Anniversary Banquet set for November 19...Congrats 25th Annual Olympic Day Run participants...

Celebrating 45 years in the Olympic Movement...

The Virgin Islands Olympic Committee...
                        ...a member of the International Olympic Committee...

The VIOC 45th Anniversary Banquet will be held on
November 19, 2011 in St. Thomas
The special Anniversary Booklet Sponsor Form...
Honor the athletes...
The New VIOC Olympic Academy...
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"Virgin Islands [having] a very productive summer as the Senior Menís took
home the Gold, Senior Women and Junior Men are walking around with
Bronze Medals." David Edole

The 25th Annual Olympic Day Run (1 Mile)
Saturday July 9, 2011 5pm to 6pm
Entry Form | Click here to register online | Results

Bryson Mays (with his father Brent, President of V.I. Swimming Federation at award ceremony) swam his way to one gold medal and two silvers to lead a U.S. Virgin Islands contingent of 14 swimmers (see below) that competed at the XXVI CARIFTA Swimming Championships last week in Barbados.


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Ian Barrows wins Gold Medal in Youth Olympics

Virgin Islander Ian Barrows sailed to gold in the boy's Byte CII class. Barrows had hit the front on the penultimate day of the regatta and made certain of success with a third-place finish in the medal race.

His score of 44 points gave him a 16-point margin of victory over Germany's Florian Haufe, who claimed silver.

Netherlands Antilles' sailor Just Van Aanholt clinched bronze after winning the race on the last day, shading out Finland's Kaarle Tapper by four points.

Barrows stayed very focused to the end as he maturely describes, 'You've just got to stay really focused and not get too caught up in the results and not get too nervous. I had really good boat speed on the upwind and tactics, so that helped a lot and I was super conservative.'

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Update from Lyn Reid, Vice-President, VIOC in Singapore Click here...

VI Youth Olympians Amadius Derweer,
    left, Kadeem Jones, Javier Martinez, Rasheed 
Swanston, David Walter, Callis Diaz and
    Brigitte Rasmussen, center, at King Airport on
Tuesday morning.

Technical Manual/Qualifying Standards Pan Am Games


        Laverne Jones-Ferrette in Karlsruhe 2010  (Getty Images)     

                                    V.I. National Track and Field Team Olympians Laverne Jones-Ferrette is the fastest 60m sprinter
                                    in the world!  Tabarie Henry is the fastest 400m sprinter in the world! More on Laverne Jones click here...
                                    More on Tabarie Henry click here...


Olympic News


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Olympics Medal Winners
from the V.I.: Peter Holmberg, Silver, Yachting, Seoul Olympics 1988...*Sugar Ray Seales, Gold, Boxing, *Paul Hoffman, Silver, Rowing, Munich Olympics 1972
*Virgin Islanders competed for the U.S. Timmy Duncan, Bronze Medal Basketball Athens Olympics 2004

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                      Alexa Putnam on her sled at the start  of a race
                  in effort to qualify for Olympics...More

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                             Daily News Photo by MICHAEL POTTER
Laser sailor Cy Thompson shows off the Virgin
Islands' only gold medal of the 2006 Central
American and Caribbean Games.

                                                                              Daily News Photo by MICHAEL POTTER
Virgin Islands' Hugo Moolenaar, right, lands a right hook on
retreating Yudel Johnson of Cuba.,
Moolenaar wins silver medal.

                                Daily News Photo by MICHAEL POTTER
Laverne Jones of the U.S. Virgin Islands, left, crosses the finish line just ahead of Darlenys Obregon of Colombia in the women's 200-meter semifinals. Jones won the Silver medal in the 100 meters and the Silver Medal in the 200 meters the first medal winner for a V.I. Track and Field athlete in the CAC Games since 1998.

                              Daily News Photos by MICHAEL POTTER
Branden Whitehurst leads off for the Virgin Islands team in the men's 800-meter freestyle relay final on Tuesday. The Virgin Islands team narrowly missed its first medal of the CAC Games.

Participants in
The 20th Annual Olympic Day Run--2006

V.I. Senior Men's Basketball Team one of strongest ever to 2006 CBC Championship in Jamaica...

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Allison Peter of the V.I. Express Track Club, won three gold medals
 in the Leeward Islands Youth Championships
in Track and Field held in Nevis, WI...Andrea Wynter of the Hounds and Foxes TC won a Silver in the Shot Put and Khalid Williams of the Cheetah's TC won a bronze medal in the Cricket Ball Throw...

 Congratulations to Jemille Vialet, (left) Bronze Medal in 200 Backstroke and Branden Whitehurst (center) at awards ceremony for CARIFTA Swim Championships 2006 in Barbados Ė Gold Medal in 400 IM

A happy Aneicia Williams at the CARIFTA  Track and Field Championships Guadeloupe awards ceremony after winning the Bronze Medal in the 1500

       Anne on her sled!
Anne Abernathy
- Athletes International 2004 Olympic Athlete of the Year - is in the Guinness World Book of Records as the oldest woman ever to compete in the Winter Olympic Games. Anne, known as Grandma Luge to her fellow athletes and many fans, is training to compete in her 6th Winter Olympics in 2006. There she will be hailed as the first woman in her 50's to ever compete in the Winter Games.

Noteworthy Performances...
       V.I. Athletes Make History...

Dinah Browne
competed in the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics in the Luge and became the first Black athlete to compete in that sport...

Ann Abernathy also competed in Salt Lake City in the Luge and became the oldest female athletes to compete in that sport...

Flora Hyacinth  finish 10th  in the Long Jump in the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics. She became the first female in history to Triple Jump 45 feet...She was a freshmen at the University of Alabama where she went on to lead her alma mater to NCAA Championships and gain All-America honors...

Athletes of all Ages...

Many of the top athletes in the Virgin Islands are youngsters who excel in baseball, swimming and tennis...many go on to gain national recognition in the Virgin Islands and the United States, many are rewarded later with scholarships to colleges abroad which cover their expenses toward earning academic degrees...   

V.I. National Teams...

Basketball is king in the Virgin Islands these days as dozens of V.I. basketball are now competing in NCAA colleges and universities.  Some are competing at the professional abroad as well.  The top player from the Virgin Islands is Timmy Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs.  Timmy was the best player selected in the college draft and gained "Rookie of the Year" honors.  The same year he was selected to the NBA All Star Team.  In his third year his team won the NBA Championships, and he was selected the Most Valuable Player in the Championships Playoffs. He currently ranks in the top ten in 10 categories of statistics in the NBA...

A number of V.I. athletes compete at the college level, play professional sports: Ronald Charles, Butch Lee, Milt Newton were players on National Collegiate Championship Basketball Teams Michigan State, Marquette and Kansas respectively...an even greater number of V.I. athletes compete in professional baseball and football.  More on this in the history of the VIOC section...


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