Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees General Assembly
CANOC XX General Assembly took place on 4th and 5th November 2022 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Delegates elected new president and Executive Board for a four year term until 2026. Brian Lewis former President of CANOC is followed now by Keith Joseph from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Earlier this year at the 2022 Caribbean Games in Guadeloupe seven sports were in the Games programme. Currently three sports, among them weightlifting is seeking admission to the next Caribbean Games to be held in 2025. The bidding for hosting the Games in 2025 has been extended until end of March 2023. In conjunction with the General Assembly CANOC organized a workshop where weightlifting had a presentation by Pan American Weightlifting Federation President, José Quinones and Barbados Amateur Weightlifting Association President, Andrew Callender. The two gentlemen introduced weightlifting, the Caribbean Members and the Caribbean Program of 2021, in which the Pan American Weightlifting Federation donated equipment to six Caribbean nations. As a part of the Caribbean Development Programme initiated by the Pan American Weightlifting Federation and supported by the International Weightlifting Federation, in 2022 Barbados Amateur Weightlifting Association and Weightlifting Canada will jointly host a technical & coaching course in Barbados from 21 through 27 November 2022. Weightlifting coaches from the Caribbean region can attend and the main objective of the course is to develop the sport of weightlifting in the countries of the English-speaking Caribbean. For 2023 several regional events are planned.