The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee

The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee was founded in 1973 and was recognized by the IOC (International Olympic Committee) in 1976. From the beginning as a fledging association, undertaking but a few tasks, it has now developed to a body representative of 29 member-sports, with significant undertakings at home and abroad. The elected officials over the years of CIOC are as follows:

OFFICERS OF THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

 

President

 

Donald McLeanDonald McLean B.Sc. Pharm President
Donald McLean has been involved in sports from an early age. He has competed in football, athletics, rowing, tennis, and sailing. He competed in 1990 and 1993 Central American and Caribbean Games in Sailing (J24) and 1996 Olympics in Sailing (Star class). He has also competed in a number of other international events in Sailing including 1998 and 1999 Star Class World Championships. Mr. McLean was Chef de Mission for the Cayman Islands Team in the 2000 Olympic Games and the Secretary General of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee from 2001-2005. He is married to Jennifer Ahearn and they have two children, Thomas and Maggie.

 

CIOC Presidents
Douglas Calder  - 1973 - 1989
Ernest Foster -  1989 - 1992
Robert Nunes  - 1992 - 2001
Jerris Miller  -  2001- 2005
Donald McLean  - 2005 –

 

Vice President

 

Lori PowellLori Powell Vice President
Mrs. Powell is the first female elected to the CIOC executive. She is also Vice President of the Island Games Association. She has been actively involved with sports on the island for many yours,including serving for many years as Vice President of the Cayman Island Swimming Association and serving as the Olympic Committee representative for swimming. Mrs. Powell has been assistant team manager for 3 Island Games, Chef de Mission for Commonwealth Games 2006 in Melbourne Australia, and will be the Chef de Mission for the Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing. She is married to Mackie Powell and they have 3 daughters, Shauna, Jennifer and Jessica all of which have been very involved with swimming.

 

CIOC Vice Presidents 
This post was created in 1985 in new constitution.
Ernest Foster -  1985 – 1988
Tony Scott  -  1988 – 1998
Carson Ebanks  - 1998- 2005
Lori Powell  -  2005 –

 

Secretary General

 

Carson EbanksCarson Ebanks MBE, JP Secretary General
This is Mr. Ebank's 1st term as Secretary General of the CIOC, he has served 2 other terms as Vice President of the Committee.Mr. Ebanks had the honor of being on the first Cayman Islands Olympic Team in 1976 competing in sailing. Some of his other sporting achievements included participation in the sailing events in the 1984 and 1996 Olympic Games; the 1979 Pan Am Games; and 1998 World Championships in Dubai. Mr. Ebanks served as Chef de Mission for the Cayman Islands team at the 1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games and joint Chef de Mission for the Cayman Islands team in the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg. He has also served as Bosun, Vice Commodore [sailing] and the Olympic committee representative for the Cayman Islands Sailing Club. Mr. Ebanks is also the founding and current President,Cayman Islands Olympian Association.

 

CIOC Secretary's General
Joel Bonn  - 1973 – 1976
Ernest Foster  - 1976 – 1984
Robert Nunes  - 1985 – 1992
Peter Larder  - 1992  - 1998
Tony Scott  - 1998 – 2001
Donald McLean  - 2001 – 2005
Carson Ebanks  - 2005 –

 

Treasurer

 

Bernie BushBernie Bush
Treasurer of the CIOC. He has served as Treasurer for 2 years in a row as Treasurer. He was the first Caymanian Chef de Mission for the CAC Games in Mexico and the Pan American Games in Cuba, was the former President for the C. I. Athletics Association, was the founder and former President for the C.I. Special Olympics, and was the former Sports Director designate for the C.I. Government.

 

CIOC Treasurers
Ernest Foster  - 1973 -1976
John Jefferson  - 1976- 1983
Tim Marsh  - 1985 – 1987
David Sargison  -  1987 – 1996
Jerris Miller  - 1996 – 2001
Bernie Bush  -  2001 –

 

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