Virgin Islands Olympic Academy

Vision

Provide Virgin Islanders with an understanding of the Olympic Movement while teaching lifelong positive Olympic Values learned through participation in sport.

Values

The Virgin Islands Olympic Academy believes in:

  • Embracing the value of education
  • Promote the value of sport
  • Committing to a learning culture that encompasses both the mental and physical well being

Mission

The Virgin Islands Olympic Academy is dedicated to educating Virgin Islanders about the benefits of the Olympic Movement through the delivery of comprehensive educational and sports programs.
Objectives

Develop seven Olympic Solidarity programs used for the promotion of the Olympic Values. These seven programs would consist of the following: Sports for All, International Olympic Academy, Sports and the Environment, Women in Sport, NOC Legacy, Culture and Education, and Sports and Medicine.

Virgin Islands Olympic Academy Programs

Sport for All Olympic Day program that will take place on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John every year on June 23. Olympic Day will consist of Olympism presentations and/or demonstrations along with a run.
International Olympic Academy Application and selection process to attend all International Olympic Academy, MEMOS and ICECP sessions while at the same time maximizing the number of people who participate.

Culture and Education Radio program that promotes the values of sport. This program would highlight local athletes, health benefits from sport, local sports trivia and relevant Olympism topics leading up to the Olympic Games.

Women in Sport Awareness seminars focused on getting more women involved in sport either as an athlete or involved in sports administration.

NOC Legacy Acquire Virgin Islands sports memorabilia from Virgin Islands Olympic Committee and Virgin Islands athletes. Develop sports library and/or sport research center based on feasibility study.

Sports Medicine Anti-doping seminar for athletes and coaches using World Anti-Doping Agency designed programs.

Sports and the Environment Conduct beach cleanups on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John showing Virgin Islands athletes and Sports Federations actively participating in caring for the environment.

Academy Activities


31st Olympic Day Run, St. Croix

In the tradition of focusing on the Olympic Movement, the St. Croix version of the Olympic Day Run  event, the 31st edition, saw a change of venue but a familiar format.  With the closing of the track, where the event was held the past several years, for construction and repairs, the move to the new […]

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Opti Regatta, St. Thomas

The opportunity to learn, race and play with some of the best in the sport are qualities that make the International Optimist Regatta (IOR), a ‘must-do’ event for Optimist sailors and their families each year. This trio of events, which attracts 8- to 15-year-old junior sailors. RESULTS TOP 5 FINISHERS BY FLEET RED FLEET Mitchell […]

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St. Thomas – Olympic Day Run

Results Place          Name          Time ——————————————————– Ali Slinming 17:49 Angel Morales 19:09 Barb Michand 22:03 Gloria Salas-Lindquist 24:22 Miguel Quinones               25:37 Sophia Aubin 26:44 Aylson Monsanto 27:59 Gus Slimming 27:03 Casey Flowers 31:18 Kathleen Muller                  31:20 Amy Turkington 31:21 Pat Bailey 34:22 Joynelyn Monsanto 37:47 Katie Tannenbaum 37:53 William Flowers                 37:54 Trent Kraychir 37:55 Shamsie Slaughter […]

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Ride to the Rings Time Trial & Road Race, St. Croix

When: Saturday, June 10 & Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 7am Location: TT Start/Finish: Union/Mt Washington, RR Start/Finish: Castaways in Solitude (St. Croix) Who: Five categories: Elite, Expert, Sport, Masters, Women Awards: trophies for top finisher in time trial; medals for top three in all five categories in road race; location primes. Dominic Pugliese, who […]

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2017 Olympic Month Activities

June 4th –  Beach Wrestling Demonstration, St. Thomas  Time: 10 am Location: Brewers Beach Meet members of our Wrestling Federation and watch a demonstration about Beach Wrestling. After the demonstration, try some of the techniques under their instruction. Contact: gabrielslaughter@gmail.com or call 340-690-8632   June 10th & 11th – Ride to the Rings Time Trial & Road Race, St. Croix […]

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Virgin Islands Olympic Committee 50th Booklet

Download Virgin Islands Olympic Committee 50th Booklet (File size: 89 MB)

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Olympic Month calendar

For many years we have celebrated Olympic Month Olympic Day runs on St. Thomas and St. Croix. Recently, we have expanded our Olympic Month calendar to include more activities for you to get involved in. All of our events are FREE! June 11th St. Thomas Olympic Day Run – 7:30 am Magens Bay, St. Thomas. Run, […]

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The Virgin Islands Olympic Committee is pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 “Sport for Life” Photo Contest!

Gold Tranquility Photo by Naela Hamad I have countless SUP photos, but this photo is especially one of my favorites because of the feeling of tranquility I get when looking at it. It appears as though there’s no one at sea but them. One would never know upon glancing this photo, that there’s a crowded […]

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Sport for Life Photo Contest

2016 is the year of the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August. To kick off this year in sports, the Virgin Islands Olympic Committee is sponsoring a Sport Photography Photo Contest. This contest is open to all amateur photographers who have an incredible photograph of a Virgin Islander demonstrating “Sport for Life” […]

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2015 Virgin Islands Olympic Month Events

On 23 June, Olympic Day is celebrated all around the world. Hundreds of thousands of people – young and old – get moving and participate in sporting and cultural activities, such as runs, exhibitions, music and educational seminars.  Over the last two decades, the event has helped to spread the Olympic ideals to every corner […]

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