Saint Kitts and Nevis at the Olympics

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Saint Kitts and Nevis at the
Olympics
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg
IOC code SKN
NOC St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee
Website www.sknoc.org
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer appearances

Saint Kitts and Nevis first participated at the Olympic Games in 1996 and since then has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games. St Kitts and Nevis has never competed at the Winter Olympic Games.

Saint Kitts and Nevis has never won a medal. They have only competed in athletics.

National Olympic Committee[edit]

St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee (IOC code: SKN) is the National Olympic Committee (NOC) representing Saint Kitts and Nevis. It is also the body responsible for Saint Kitts and Nevis' representation at the Commonwealth Games.[1] The executive board consists of the president, secretary general, vice president, assistant secretary general, and four members. The president is Alphonso Bridgewater and the secretary general is Glenville Jeffers. The NOC was officially located at the Charles Wilkin Building from 1994 to 2005, when it moved to the Olympic House in Basseterre, St. Kitts.[2]

The Saint Kitts and Nevis Olympic Association was founded with a constitution on May 27, 1986. Saint Kitts and Nevis' National Olympic Committee (NOC) was first officially recognized in 1993.[3] The NOC and Commonwealth Games Association (CGA) both governed multiple sports prior to 1998. Since they both shared the same member organizations, the CGA merged with the NOC, making the NOC responsible for both the Olympic Games and the Commonwealth Games. The constitution was revised on June 10, 2004; ratified November 30, 2006; and approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) June 1, 2007.[2]

The NOC's affiliates are: St Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA), St Kitts – Nevis Amateur Basketball Association (SKNABA), St Kitts and Nevis Amateur Boxing Association (SKNABA), St Kitts – Nevis Football Association (SKNFA), St Kitts and Nevis Table Tennis Association (SKNTTA), St Christopher and Nevis Taekwondo Federation (SCNTF), St Kitts Amateur Volleyball Association (SKAVA), and St Kitts Netball Association (SKNA).[2]

Olympic overview[edit]

1996 Summer Olympics[edit]

The first year St. Kitts and Nevis participated in the Olympics, they sent ten athletes, the most the country has ever sent. Kim Collins and Diane Francis both advanced to the quarterfinals of their events, in the 100 m sprint and 400 m dash respectively. They were both eliminated in the quarterfinals and did not advance to the semifinals.[4][5]

The rest of Saint Kitts and Nevis' participants took part in relay races. The men's 4 × 100 relay team placed fourth in their heat with a time of 40.12, the women's 4 × 100 relay team received a DNF (did not finish), and the women's 4 × 400 relay team finished seventh in their heat with a time of 3:35.12. None of the relay teams advanced to the next round.[6][7][8]

2000 Summer Olympics[edit]

St. Kitts and Nevis only sent one male and one female athlete to the 2000 Summer Olympics, who both performed well. Kim Collins advanced to the semifinals in both the 100 m and 200 m sprints, but was eliminated from the 200 m sprints.[9] He advanced to the finals in the 100 m sprint and placed seventh, with a time of 10.17.[10] Valma Bass advanced to the semifinals in the 100 m and 200 m sprints, but was eliminated from both.[11][12]

2004 Summer Olympics[edit]

For the second consecutive Olympics, Saint Kitts and Nevis sent one male and one female to compete in athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Kim Collins once again made it to the finals of the 100 m. He finished sixth in the 100 m with a time of 10.00. Collins was the oldest athlete to compete for Saint Kitts and Nevis at the age of 28.[13][14] Tiandra Ponteen ran the 400 m dash, advancing to the semifinals. She finished fifth with a time of 51.33 and did not advance to the finals.[15]

2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

Hodge (right) in the first heat of the second round of the women's 100m sprint

Saint Kitts and Nevis sent one male and three female athletes to the 2008 Summer Olympics, who all competed in athletics. Kim Collins competed in two events, was the sole athlete from Saint Kitts and Nevis to advance to the finals. Collins finished 6th place in the 200 m, finishing with a time of 20.59.[16][17]

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

St. Kitts and Nevis sent seven athletes to the 2012 Summer Olympics. One athlete, sprinter Tameka Williams, admitted prior to competing that she took Blast Off Red, which is typically used to increase the performance of horses and greyhounds. It was announced on July 29 that she would not compete.[18] Kim Collins, who has competed in every Olympics that St. Kitts and Nevis has participated in, was not allowed to compete by his Olympic committee. Collins was required to stay in the Olympic village, but instead stayed with his wife (who was also his coach), closer to the track. The committee said he had violated team rules, and did not allow him to compete.[19]

The 4 × 100 m relay team, made up of—Antoine Adams, Delwayne Delaney, Brijesh Lawrence, Jason Rogers, and Lestrod Roland—set a national record for St. Kitts and Nevis with a time of 38.41. They placed sixth and did not advance to the next round.[20]

2016 Summer Olympics[edit]

Brijesh Lawrence during the 100 m sprint heats.

St. Kitts and Nevis had seven participants at the 2016 Summer Olympics, led by team captain Antoine Adams.[21] Kim Collins, the first person 40-year old to run a sub 10 second 100 m dash, qualified for his fifth consecutive Olympic Games at the age of 40. He was the oldest sprinter at these Games.[22] Collins advanced the furthest of any Saint Kitts and Nevis athlete, reaching the semifinals of the 100 m dash. He finished sixth in his heat with a time of 10.12 and did not advance to the finals.[23]

Medal tables[edit]

Saint Kitts and Nevis has never medaled in any event.

Medals by Games[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States 1996 Atlanta 0 0 0 0
Australia 2000 Sydney 0 0 0 0
Greece 2004 Athens 0 0 0 0
China 2008 Beijing 0 0 0 0
United Kingdom 2012 London 0 0 0 0
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 0 0 0 0
Japan 2020 Tokyo Future event
Total 0 0 0 0

Flagbearers[edit]

Kim Collins is a three time flag bearer for Saint Kitts and Nevis, the most of anyone from the country, which is fitting as he has qualified for all six of the Olympic Games that Saint Kitts and Nevis has participated in.

Summer Olympics[24]
Games Athlete Sport
United States 1996 Atlanta Diane Francis Athletics
Australia 2000 Sydney Kim Collins Athletics
Greece 2004 Athens Kim Collins Athletics
China 2008 Beijing Virgil Hodge Athletics
United Kingdom 2012 London Kim Collins Athletics
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Antoine Adams Athletics

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c "Our History". Saint Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee. Retrieved April 29, 2017. 
  3. ^ "St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
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  5. ^ "Athletics at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Quarter-Finals". Sports Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Athletics at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay Round One". Sports Reference. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Athletics at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Round One". Sports Reference. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Athletics at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Round One". Sports Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's 100 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Women's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Women's 100 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Saint Kitts and Nevis at the 2004 Athina Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved April 18, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Kim Collins". Sports Reference. Retrieved April 18, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Athina Summer Games: Women's 400 metres Semi-Finals". Sports Reference. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Athletics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Men's 200 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved April 18, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Saint Kitts and Nevis Athletics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved April 18, 2017. 
  18. ^ Hewlett, LK (August 3, 2012). "Public Calling for Answers from Tameka Williams". The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer. Archived from the original on August 6, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  19. ^ Watts, Robert; Morton, Cole (August 4, 2012). "London 2012 Olympics: sprinter Kim Collins sent home for spending night with his wife". The Telegraph. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Athletics at the 2012 London Summer Games: Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Round One". Sports Reference. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  21. ^ "St. Kitts and Nevis National Olympic Committee announces Olympic Team SKN for Rio 2016". ZIZ. August 2, 2016. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  22. ^ Timm-Garcia, Jaide; Gibson, Charlie (August 3, 2016). "Kim Collins: Veteran sprinter breaks the boundaries of time". CNN. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Athletics: Men's 100m". BBC. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Saint Kitts and Nevis Flagbearers". Sports Reference. Retrieved April 17, 2017.