Preparation Underway for CGF Assembly

President of the National Olympic Committee, Mr.  Alphonso Bridgewater is leading the Local organizing Committee charged with preparing and organizing the event.

Other members of the LOC include Dennis knight Vice-President of the NOC, Executive Director Dr Christine Walwyn and Assistant Executive Director Cosbert Manchester.

Security will be headed by Assistant Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley who is being assisted by Inspector Cromwell Henry and Kayode Sutton.

Bridgewater announced on Tuesday, 4th October that an estimated 1.5 million U.S dollars can be generated by the hosting of this event and claims this shows that “sports tourism is really and truly alive,”

He also said that to host such an event will costs the National Olympic Committee $300,000 and asked for the Government and private sector to provide financial and other support that could lead to the overall success of the conference and also ensuring greater financial returns to local stakeholders.

Executive Director Dr. Christine Walwyn says that in July 2009 a bid was made to host the Assembly and it was announced in India that our bid was successful, beating out countries such as Barbados, Northern Ireland and Kenya.

Dr Walwyn also said that at the Assembly next month the successful bid for the 2018 games will be announced and a new executive will also be elected.

The event will be held from the 7th– 12th November 2011 with the opening ceremony being held on the 10th at Brimestone Hill at 7:30 pm.  The actual Assembly will be held on the 11th but will have a number of smaller meetings preceding it.

Walwyn also explained that the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees CANOC will use the opportunity to have their meeting ahead of the CGF General Assembly.

 

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