Local Olympic Team Gets Pep Talk from PM

This is what they have been told by their Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil Douglas who visited them at the Athletes Village on Thursday, where he also had lunch with the squad.

He said, “You are expected to run as you have never run before.”  He went on, “St. Kitts and Nevis wishes me to say to you that we are proud of you.  You need to know that the country is behind each and every one of you.  You are not only running for yourselves but running for your nation.”

In addressing the athletes Prime Minister Douglas commended them for reaching as far as they have through their hard work.

According to officials of the Olympic Committee, the morale of the team was boosted by the visit. Douglas was met on arrival by Chef de Mission, Keith Heyliger and President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee (SKNOC), Alphonso Bridgewater.

Dr. Douglas thanked the SKNOC and the SKNAAA, the International Olympic Committee, the British Government and all those who had made it possible for St. Kitts and Nevis to be represented here.

Prime Minister Douglas was accompanied on his visit by His Excellency Kevin Isaac, St. Kitts and Nevis High Commissioner in London and First Secretary, Wanda Connor.

The St. Kitts and Nevis team will see its first action on Saturday morning during the first round of the men’s 100 metres heats which begins at 5:00 am Eastern Caribbean Time.

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