Barbados Olympic Association

Barbados Olympic Association, founded in 1962, is the National Olympic Committee for Barbados. The body is also responsible for Barbados' representation at the Commonwealth Games.[1]

Barbados Olympic Association
Barbados Olympic Association logo
Barbados Olympic Association logo
Country/Region Barbados
CodeBAR
Created1955
Recognized1955
Continental
Association
PASO
PresidentSandra Osborne
Secretary GeneralErskine Simmons
Websitehttp://www.olympic.org.bb

HistoryEdit

Formed after the dissolution of the West Indies Federation in 1962, the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) first competed at Olympic level at the 1968 Summer Olympics and has continued to compete at every Olympics since excluding the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

The President Sandra Osborne currently heads up the organization. With Ralph Johnson serving as Vice-President and Erskine Simmons serving as current Secretary General.

On May 29, 2009 the BOA and the Canadian Olympic Committee signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for co-operation between both bodies.

The deal covers a pledge of both national Olympic committees to develop stronger partnerships between sport federations of Canada and Barbados with athlete development an area of focus. This includes the free exchange of coaches, officials, trainers, judges, experts and scientists for participation in seminars, courses and counselling.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Barbados at the Commonwealth Games". Commonwealth Games Federation. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  2. ^ "COC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Barbados Olympic Association". CNW Group Ltd. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2009.

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