News from the National Olympic Committee of Barbados

22 Nov 2021

Find here the latest news from the National Olympic Committee: events, courses, general assemblies and elections, trophies and much more.

22 November 2021

Barbados Olympic Association

The Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) has announced that Jamal Grosvenor (photo), a coach with the Athletics Association of Barbados and a Physical Education teacher at the Lodge School, has been awarded an Olympic Solidarity Scholarship to pursue a high-level coaching course offered by the International Support Programme to African and Caribbean Sport (PAISAC). PAISAC provides training in Applied Sports Sciences, with the goal of helping participants understand the various aspects of sports practice.  The two-phase programme takes a hybrid approach. Phase 1, which is online, takes place from 1 November to 11 December 2021, while phase 2 will be face-to-face, and is scheduled to run from 2 to 30 May 2022  in Montreal, Canada. More info at  

17 September 2021


The Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) has announced that Rohansonn Waithe (left in photo), Treasurer of the Barbados Chess Federation, and track and field athlete Ayanna Morgan (right)  are taking part in the 61st International Session for Young Participants, hosted by the International Olympic Academy (IOA) held virtually from 17 to 23 September 2021. The 2021 International Session comes just one month after the BOA held the inaugural National Session for Young Participants, where the candidates had an opportunity to prepare for the annual IOA International Session. The main topic for the IOA Sessions this year is “Olympic Movement and the Pandemic”, while the special topic for the International Session is “Olympic Games and the Pandemic: Opportunities, Challenges and Changes”. More info at

02 July 2021

Barbados Olympic Association Inc..

Over the course of a week, the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) organised several activities to commemorate Olympic Day. A tree-planting ceremony was held to raise environmental awareness and to highlight the importance of trees to health and combatting global warming. Held on the grounds of the Olympic Centre, the ceremony also paid tribute to the former BOA Vice-President, the late Ralph “Bruggadung” Johnson, who made an outstanding contribution to sport and who loved the environment. James Johnson, Ralph’s son, planted the olive tree at a ceremony attended by BOA officials – President Sandra Osborne, Secretary General Erskine Simmons and Vice-President Cameron Burke – and Public Relations Consultant of the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification Antoine Williams (see photo). The BOA intends to continue its tree-planting initiative, planting trees in honour of other outstanding sportspersons. More details here.

16 April 2021

Barbados Olympic Association

The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. celebrated the IDSP with a Zumba event broadcast live on 10 April. The Barbadians were asked to do the stay-at-home Zumba, while messages promoting sport and peace were conveyed throughout the programme. Full info here.

01 April 2021

Barbados Olympic Association

Regionally renowned sports administrator Kathy Harper Hall (photo) is the 2021 recipient of the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA)’s Women in Sport Icon of the Year Award. She received her award during a virtual ceremony hosted by the BOA’s Women in Sport Commission on 28 March. BOA President Sandra Osborne gave the opening address, followed by Commission Chair Ytannia Wiggins. The Award was first presented in 2020, to Esther Maynard, the first Chair of the Women in Sport Commission, and it is now named in her honour for her commitment to sport as a teacher and administrator spanning more than four decades, and her service to the BOA as a long-standing director of its board. Full info here.

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