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Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees


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[Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees]
image by Zoltan Horvath, 22 April 2012

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The Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) is not an offical IOC recognized organization, and it is not member of ANOC.
The first meeting of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees was held in Barbados in February, 1999. The concept for a Caribbean Olympic Caucus was first touched in January 1998 in Melbourne, Australia when a group of Caribbean delegates met to discuss Caribbean Olympism and other matters of common interest. This group called for the establishment of formal mechanisms for communication and valuable dialogue in order to develop relevant strategies to enhance the regional Olympic Movement. Its Secretariat is located in Trinidad and Tobago.
Its flag is white with Olympic colured letters of its abbreviation, placed as Olympic rings. Please note that emblem does not contain the Olympic emblem.
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Zoltan Horvath, 22 April 2012

It wouldn't include the Olympic Symbol, as the IOC hold the rights to that, and they're not recognised by the IOC.
This pages also tells us (28 September 2009):
"The CANOC Flag is now flying at the Barbados Olympic Association. This flag was presented to CANOC by the Organising Committee for Caribbean Games 2009 at the CANOC 6th Annual General Meeting in Curaçao (Neth.Antilles) on 10 January, 2009."
That may refer to the flag specimen, but then, it may be the only specimen. Multiple specimen would probably be necessary at the Caribbean Games, but I don't think those have actually come to pass yet.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 22 April 2012