years in the Olympic Movement...
Islands Olympic Committee...
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 NATIONAL BASKETBALL TEAMS...
"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
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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
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.'
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
Technical Manual/Qualifying Standards Pan Am Games
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
More on Tabarie Henry click
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
VOLUNTEERS Make all the successful efforts of the Virgin Islands
Olympic movement possible...
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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
Islands' Hugo Moolenaar,
right, lands a right hook on
retreating Yudel Johnson of Cuba.,
Moolenaar wins silver medal.
Daily News Photo by
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.
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
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...
(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
- 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.
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
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...