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The Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees [hereinafter called “CANOC”] is a regional Non-Governmental Organization comprising National Olympic Committees, Commonwealth Games Associations and governing bodies of National Sports Organizations (not including governmental or political entities).

It was established the 31st day of July 2003 and has as its principal objectives the celebration and conduct of the Caribbean Games and the Promotion, Development and Protection of Sport as well as the Olympic Movement in the Caribbean through its member organizations.

About the Games

The 1st Caribbean Games are scheduled in Guadeloupe from June 29 to July 3, 2022. They will include 7 disciplines with demonstrations of handisport as well as e-sport. 29 countries will be represented by around 800 athletes and 200 officials.

One of the dreams of sports leaders in the Caribbean has always been to organize multisport Games. The Southern Games, which took place for more than a decade in Guaracara Park, south of Trinidad, featured only Athletics and Cycling. Initially, the competition was held over a single weekend but later expanded to five days.

World and Olympic champions used to participate in these Games, so much so that in 1969 there was a real “remake” of the 400m finals of the 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics. The Olympic medalists of the Caribbean, Hasely Crawford, Edwin Roberts, and Wendell Mottley all competed in the Southern Games.

Jamaica subsequently successfully hosted the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1966, the first English-speaking Caribbean country to host major international multisport Games. Many believed then that this would eventually lead the region to create its own Games, but that did not turn out to be the case.

One of the main objectives of CANOC (Association of Caribbean Olympic Committees) is the organization of the Caribbean Games.





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