Grenada Olympic Committee boosts athletes' role with new commission

Grenada Olympic Committee boosts athletes’ role with new commission

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St George’s, Grenada: Grenada Olympic Committee praised the Athletes’ Commission, which has been recently formed. The recently formed Athletes’ Commission is designed to ensure that athletes play a significant role within the local Olympic movement, read the official information by the Committee.

Accordingly, the Athletes’ Commission officially became part of the Grenada Olympic Committee (GOC) on June 17, 2023, when elections were held.

Furthermore, it informed the general public that the Commission now holds a seat on the Board of Directors of the GOC. The Commission has at its helm former Grenadian Olympian Hazel-Ann Regis-Buckels as the Chairperson.

She is supported by Dalia John as Treasurer, Jenebe Benoit as Secretary, and other Members, Thornia Mitchell, Earl Mc Leish, Royan Baptiste, Meleni Rodney and Owen Peters. Kurt Felix is Ex-officio, as per the update by the Grenada Olympics Committee.

As per the official statement, the Mission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is “to place athletes at the heart of the Olympic Movement and Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendations further support and protect clean and fair sport.”

Which further read, “The IOC Athletes’ Commission serves as a link between the athletes and the IOC. In order to achieve this, the IOC Athletes’ Commission has the leading role with athletes and with the Olympic Movement.”

The Grenada Olympic Committee is determined to fulfil all its Mandates to be a strong and effective Olympic Committee in line with the requirements of the IOC. The GOC, therefore, welcomes the Athletes’ Commission as we ensure that athletes maintain their place of importance in the movement.