The Secretary General of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC), Mrs. Annette Knott, is representing the National Olympic Committee at the 13th International Session for Directors of National Olympic Academies (NOA) in Olympia, Greece. The main subject of the programme is the Olympic Values with a special focus on the “The Value of Excellence as an Educational Tool”.
The Session began with the opening ceremony on Sunday 3rd May which followed with a lecture by Mr. Conrado Durantez (ESP), President of the Paniberican Association of Olympic Academies, President of the National Olympic Academy of Spain, on the subject: “The Role of the IOA in the spread of the Olympic Ideal”.
A key moment at the opening ceremony was the laying of the wreath at the stele of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, renovator of the modern Olympic Games. His heart is buried at this memorial at the Olympic Academy.
Also attending from the Caribbean is Dave Farmer Director of NOA (Barbados), Curtis Smith NOA Member (Barbados), Alfred Emmanuel, Secretary General of St. Lucia Olympic Committee and President of NOA (St. Lucia) and Keith Joseph, Secretary General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Olympic Committee and President of NOA (St. Vincent and the Grenadines).