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DOC expresses sadness over the death of its president John Charles

first_imgLocalNews DOC expresses sadness over the death of its president John Charles by: – March 29, 2012 John Charles. Photo credit: en-olympic.orgThe International Olympic Committee, the Dominica Olympic Committee (DOC), the local affiliates and the National Olympic Committees of the Caribbean and the Americas have expressed sadness on the death of businessman and pharmacist John A Charles.Charles who was the president of the Dominica Olympic Committee died on suddenly on Sunday March 25, 2012 at the Princess Margaret Hospital.A press statement issued by the Committee on Thursday states that Charles was elected president in April 2009, a position which he accepted “with eagerness to spearhead the development of national associations which then needed refocusing”. Although the commencement of his leadership was faced with challenges, the “zeal and determination” which Charles possessed “drove him to a high, in building better relationships with and instill new enthusiasm in the national associations affiliated to the DOC”. According to the release, “Charles was persuaded to encourage good ethics in the minds of the affiliates and this may have won him a name in the Book of Prominence for Sports Administrators”.He was “well known within the Caribbean region and further a-field having had working relations with most if not all the Olympic colleagues and other Sporting fraternities regionally and internationally”. The release describes Charles as “very passionate about sports, particularly boxing” and often attempted to “seek less fortunate and promising potential athletes, particularly from the Kalinago Territory to train and become proficient and qualified boxers”. Charles who was also the president of the Dominica Boxing Association and Chairperson of the Sub-Committee for Sport Medicine and Anti-Doping Committee of the Dominica Olympic Committee is credited for reviving boxing in Dominica.He also served as a Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) Board member for three years and was “diligently pursuing” approval for the Anti-Doping Convention set out by the World Anti-doping Association (WADA) and UNESCO at the time of his death.The release also notes that Charles “proudly represented” Dominica on March 16, 2010 the DOC in the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Queen Baton relay which toured the world and thrilled Dominicans with a relay around the city and Cultural Extravaganza at the Windsor Park National Stadium. Charles had “ambitious plans” for sporting activities in Dominica, the release explains listing the development of athletes to compete for the Olympics Games bringing a gold medal home and building a multi-purpose among them.According to the DOC, Charles was anticipating “attending the London Games 2012 commencing July 27, to cheer our several athletes proudly representing and flying the Commonwealth of Dominica Flag”.All three committees which Charles played an essential role in “pay tribute, to a keen sports enthusiast with great devotion to the Olympic MovementDominica Vibes News 45 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img

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