Saint Lucia’s Emmanuel returned as CANOC treasurer

Saint Lucia’s Emmanuel returned as CANOC treasurer
Alfred Emmanuel.
Alfred Emmanuel.

Alfred Emmanuel has been retained as Treasurer of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees, CANOC.

The 52-year-old former secondary school teacher was elected as CANOC held its General Assembly in Barbados over the weekend.

The founder and leader of Rock Spurs Track Club, Mr Emmanuel is a long-serving executive member of the Saint Lucia Athletics Association. Between 2001 and 2004 he held the distinction of sitting on the Executives of National Federations in three sports.

He has been Secretary General of the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee (SLOC) from 1996 to present and has served the North and Central American and Caribbean Athletics Confederation as Treasurer from 1999.

Mr Emmanuel will serve CANOC in his present position until 2018, along with the remainder of the seven-member board. Re-elected to lead the organisation is veteran Barbados sports administrator Steve Stoute.

Keith Joseph of St Vincent and the Grenadines was elected Secretary.

The new executive.

The other Board members are Brian Lewis (Trinidad and Tobago), Angel Morales (United States Virgin Islands), Alphonso Bridgewater (St Kitts-Nevis) and Donald McLean (Cayman Islands). Lewis, who had vied for the Presidency against the 72-year-old Stoute, is a first-time Board member, as is Bridgewater.

The General Assembly received reports from some of the major organising committees for upcoming games, including Pan American Games in Toronto in 2015 and The Rio 2016 Local Organising Committee.

CANOC also held a workshop to update its members on work undertaken to date and plans for the future.

Securing of the broadcast rights for the 2016 Rio Olympic took centre stage when members of the Caribbean Broadcasting Incorporated walked members through what has been achieved to date.

Mr Emmanuel also represented Saint Lucia at the Olympic Solidarity Regional Workshop On Good Governance, along with SLOC President Fortuna Belrose.

That meeting was addressed by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach via a video link.

CANOC was officially formed 11 years ago to represent the 26 National Olympic Committees based in the Caribbean.


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  1. I am so proud, I know your mother worked so hard to raise you right. We need more people like you in the Helen of the west,congrats Fredo!


  2. How can a permanent secretary also be the president of the Olympic committee? Only in Saint Lucia this nonsense happens. A clear conflict of interest!!!


  3. I wish these guys will give up on these positions. How can you be in a position and be happy about it for so long and yet there are no noted positive changes to the sports on your island. If you are result oriented you will give up the position and let someone with fresh ideas take over. Fredo it is time to move on and out


  4. Congrats Alfred u have always been a go getter from the time we were school mates in Anglican School am tearfully proud of u buddy.


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