Virgin Islands Sports

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Summer

Since Athens 1896, there have been many changes to the sports on the summer Olympic program. There will be 26 sports contested at London 2012 and 28 at Rio 2016, with the addition of golf and rugby. Canoe/kayak, gymnastics, equestrian and wrestling have multiple disciplines. Learn about the Virgin Islands different sports programs.

Active VI Sports

Non-Active VI Sports

  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Canoe/Kayak
  • Diving
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Rowing
  • Rugby Union
  • Synchro Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Water Polo
  • Weightlifting

Winter

The first Winter Olympic Games, Chamonix 1924, had six sports on the program and 16 events. Today the number of winter sports has increased to seven but the number of different events has increased to 86. The Virgin Islands participates in three different events organized under the Winter Sports Federation.

Active VI Sports

Non-Active VI Sports

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Biathlon
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Curling
  • Figure Skating
  • Freestyle Skiing
  • Ice Hockey
  • Nordic Combined
  • Short Track Skating
  • Ski Jumping
  • Snowboard
  • Speed Skating

Non-Olympic

The Olympic program has dropped different sports throughout the Games history. Golf and rugby were discontinued in past Olympics but will be reinstated to the Olympic program for Rio 2016. Baseball and softball were discontinued as Olympic sports after the 2008 Games. Six non-Olympic sports Federations are members of the Virgin Islands Olympic committee.

 

Virgin Islands Medal Winners

Olympic Games

1988 - Seoul, South Korea

SILVERPeter Holmberg - Yachting

Youth Olympic Games

2010 - Singapore

GOLDIan Barrows - Sailing (Byte CII)

Pan Am Games

1995 - Mar Del Plata, Argentina

SILVERLisa Neuberger - Sailing (Board)
SILVERBruce Meredith - Shooting (Rifle)
SILVERPeter Holmberg - Sailing J-24
SILVERChristopher Neal - Sailing J-24
SILVERChristian Rosenberg - Sailing J-24
SILVERMaurice Krug - Sailing J-24

1991 - Havana, Cuba

BRONZERobert Fellner - Tae Kwon Do
BRONZENeville Hodge - 4x100m Relay
BRONZEKeith Smith - 4x100m Relay
BRONZEDerry Pemberton - 4x100m Relay
BRONZEJames Fleming - 4x100m Relay

1987 - Indianapolis, Indiana

SILVERRobert Fellner - Tae Kwon Do
BRONZERaquelli Cuevas - Tae Kwon Do

1979 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

BRONZEBrion Morrisette - Athletics

CAC Games

2010 - Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

SILVERTabarie Henry - Athletics (400m)
SILVERMuhammad Halim - Athletics (Long Jump)

2006 - Cartagena, Colombia

GOLDCy Thompson - Sailing (Laser)
SILVERLaverne Jones - Athletics (100m)
SILVERHugo H. Moolenaar - Boxing (Light Welterweight)

2002 - San Salvador, El Salvador

GOLDAnthony Kotoun - Sailing (Laser)
GOLDChesen B. Frey - Cycling

1998 - Maricaibo, Venezuela

GOLDFlora Hyacinth - Long Jump
SILVERLucy “Gigi” Hewitt - Equestrian

1993 - Ponce, Puerto

GOLD Lisa Neuberger - Sailing (Board)
SILVERStephanie Angus - Equestrian
BRONZERobert Fellner - Tae Kwon Do
BRONZEStephanie Angus - Equestrian Team
BRONZECharles R. Holzer - Equestrian Team
BRONZEAlayna Snell-Kidd - Equestrian Team

1990 - Mexico City, Mexico

SILVERChristian Joseph - Boxing
BRONZEReginald Brown - Boxing
BRONZEErik Heikkila - Gymnastics
BRONZEBruce Meredith - Shooting

1986 - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

GOLDFlora Hyacinth - Athletics **
SILVERPeter Holmberg - Yachting
BRONZEFlora Hyacinth - Athletics
BRONZEJohn Holmberg - Yachting

1982 - Havana, Cuba

GOLDKenny Klein - Yachting
GOLDShelley Cramer - Swimming **
SILVERShelley Cramer - Swimming (3)
SILVERJodie Lawaetz - Swimming
SILVERJames Parsons - Boxing
BRONZEShelley Cramer - Swimming (2)
BRONZEJodie Lawaetz - Swimming
BRONZEClifton Charleswell - Boxing

1978 - Medellin, Columbia

GOLDShelley Cramer - Swimming
SILVERShelley Cramer - Swimming
BRONZEShelley Cramer - Swimming

1974 - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

GOLDArt Andrew - Yachting
BRONZEGary Nelthropp & Albert Richards - Tennis Doubles

1970 - Panama City, Panama

SILVERIvan David - Wrestling

1966 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

SILVERCarl Plaskett - Athletics
SILVERListon David - Weightlifting
SILVERIvan David - Wrestling *
SILVERRudy Thompson/John Hamber - Yachting
BRONZECarl Plaskett - Athletics

* First Virgin Islands International Medal
** CAC Record

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