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NOC holds two day exhibition

NOC holds two day exhibition


A two exhibition held by the National Olympic Committee (NOC) last Wednesday and Thursday at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown formed part of the Triple Anniversary of that governing body of Olympic sports here.{{more}}

Organised by the education arm of the NOC, the National Olympic Academy, the exhibition showcased a litter of photographs, literature, memorabilia, brochures, samples of national teams, videos, gear, as well as other implements of the various sports which were on display.

General Secretary of the NOC, Keith Joseph told SEARCHLIGHT last Wednesday that the exhibition had three main purposes.

He listed the need for the local population to get an insight, through videos of the way that other athletes are celebrated in other countries, unlike what obtains here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Joseph said that the exhibition, originally set for November last year, was staged to increase the urgency of national associations, to start archiving their information.

“The time has come for national associations to have a digital camera, video camera, computer, so that they can document their achievements and have a database”, Joseph said.

He also is hopeful that from this, national associations will in time be able to hold their individual exhibitions.

An optimistic Joseph is projecting the hosting of mobile exhibitions in the soonest possible time frame.

The NOC’s General Secretary said that the exhibition hoped to fillip the move towards a “Sports Culture”, as this is an area that this country is lacking.

Joseph said that an Appreciation Dinner set for tomorrow night at the same venue, the Kingstown Methodist Church Hall would say thanks to those who have contributed in making the local movement still alive.

“It is our way of saying thanks to everybody; the sponsors, the media, all who have contributed to the Olympic Movement here “, Joseph said.

The NOA launched November 11, 1992, was established to promote Olympism through Olympic Education.

The NOA has two major publications, one chronicling the development of its 25 years of existence and another on Gloria Ballantyne, ‘Our Nation’s First lady of Sport’.

At present, the NOA is placing its emphasis on its promotion of local Women in Sports and Sport and the Environment. (RT)