Former president of the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) and president of the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organisation, Steve Stoute, has been conferred made an honorary life member of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).
The honour was conferred by CGF president Louise Martin during the general assembly just prior to the start of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
Stoute served as president of the BOA from 1996 and secretary general from 1968. He had been involved in Commonwealth sport since 1966 and attended a CGF assembly in 1970.
Presiding over Games
During his many years of association with the Commonwealth Sports Movement, he served on the CGF’s Sports Commission and the Marketing Commission.
In lauding Stoute’s contribution to Commonwealth sport, Martin indicated that in July this year Stoute will preside over the largest Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in these Games’ long history. The 2018 CAC Games are scheduled for Barranquilla in northern Colombia.
Stoute is the recipient of the Barbados National Honour, a Silver Crown Of Merit and the Olympic Order.