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


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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Relay and Cleanup on October 4, 2014

Virgin Islands Olympic Committee President, Angel Morales, invites the community to participate in its CoastWeeks Beach Relay and Cleanup on October 4.   This event is open to all, and will include two-person relay teams with runners/walkers completing two miles each on St. Croix’s Ha Penny Beach.  Following the race participants will assist with a beach […]

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St. Croix – 28th Annual Olympic Day Run

The 28th Annual Olympic Day Run was in St. Croix on Saturday afternoon at the St. Croix Educational Complex High School Track.  The public was invited to participate and special invitations went out to Virgin Islands Olympic Committee member sports federations.  Dozens of runners and walkers including Olympians, V.I. National Team Members, coaches, officials, volunteers […]

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The 27th Olympic Day Run

All are invited to participate in the 27th Olympic Day Run.  Runners, joggers and walkers of all ages are invited take part.  There is no entry fee for this event.  Each participant will receive and official time for completing the distance.  The first 100 participants will be given an Olympic Day T-shirt, an Olympic Day […]

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International Olympic Committee Women and Sport Commission

On Oct 26 –28, 2012, the International Olympic Committee Women and Sport Commission held its Continental Seminar in Mexico City for the Region of the Americas and the Caribbean. There were 55 countries represented to include the USVI. Anita Franz, Chairperson of the International Olympic Committee’s Women and Sport Commission was in attendance as well […]

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2012 Olympic Day Run

Thank you for participating in the annual Olympic Day activities. On Saturday June 23, 2012 The 26th the Olympic Day Run was held at the St. Croix Educational Complex High School track in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Runners, joggers and walkers of all ages took part. The participants completed a mile at their own pace.  […]

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V.I. representatives to attend the Athens Olympic Youth Camp

The Virgin Islands Olympic Committee recently announced the selection of Sacha Gumbs, a tennis player and Muhammad Abiff, a wrestler,  as the V.I. representatives to attend the Athens Olympic Youth Camp (OYC) to be held during the Olympics this Summer in Athens Greece August 11-26, 2004,  . The OYC, organized and funded by the Athens […]

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