CANOC LogoBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, October 19, 2014 (CANOC) – The Caribbean Association of National Olympic Commitees (CANOC) has signed an agreement with LIMA2019, the host of the 2019 Pan American Games, which will benefit affiliates of CANOC.

The agreement was signed by CANOC’s President Steve Stoute and President of the 2019 Pan American Games, Jose Quinones-Gonzalez during the Annual General Assembly of CANOC held in Barbados on Friday.

According to reports, Peru’s LIMA2019 has agreed to provide funding to CANOC to support at least 16 workshops and training sessions to adequately prepare regional athletes and administrators for the 2019 Pan American Games.

The report of the Executive was delivered by the outgoing Secretary General, Mr Elton Prescott, while Messrs Angel Morales and Keith Joseph delivered the report of the CANOC Education and Training Commission (CEATC) which highlighted the successful conduct of two courses organised by the CEATC and sponsored by Commonwealth Games Canada and six sponsored by the Organising Committee of the Pan American Games of 2015 (TO2015).

The General Assembly also received updates on TO2015, Rio2016, the Bid Committees for the Commonwealth Games 2022 from Durban, South Africa and Edmonton, Canada. Updates were also received from the Caribbean Regional Anti Doping Organisation (RADO) presented by Mrs Chaderton-Shaw and Mr Quinones of LIMA2019.

The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) also addressed the delegates via a video link.

Stoute was re-elected President at the General Assembly and to lead the executive for another four-year term.

The elections of officers for the next four-year term:

Mr Steve Stoute – President

Mr Keith Joseph – Secretary General

Mr Alfred Emmanuel – Treasurer

Mr Brian Lewis

Mr Angel Morales

Mr Alphonso Bridgewater

Mr Donald McLean

Stoute expressed gratitude to all members in the confidence shown in the new executive and noted that “there was much work to be done to take the organisation to the next level in terms of its rightful place within the International Olympic Movement”.

The Assembly extended appreciation to Mr Elton Prescott for his outstanding service to CANOC since its inception. He previously served as the Secretary of CANOC.

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