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The team will include seven (7) athletes, including Delwayne Delaney, Lestrad Roland, Jason Rogers, Brijesh Lawrence, Antoine Adams, Kim Collins and Tameka Williams.

The Olympic Committee also announced two provisional athletes who are given until 5th July to attain the qualifying standards, in order to attend the games. Those athletes are Virgil Hodge and Tiandra Ponteen. The athletes are due to leave the federation on Saturday 30th June, to participate in a camp in the United Kingdom, before moving into the athlete’s village in late July.bridgettom

President of the National Olympic Committee, Alphonso Bridgewater, in an address at the ceremony, indicated that his committee did all they could have done, to ensure that the federation would have been represented in other sports, but however stated that they fell short in football and volley ball. There was some hope for beach volleyball but the team was not able to qualify.

All athletes will have to sign a contract while in London, guaranteeing that they would abide by the rules outlined in the code of conduct

Minister of Sport, Glenn Phillip, applauded the athletes who were selected and said that the exposure they will give the federation is greater than any monetary contribution the government provide.

Phillip also congratulated the athletes and said that he wants them to give their best.

The committee also announced a 5 Member team of officials that will travel to London:

Chef De Mission- Keith Heyliger

Team Manager- Lester Hanley

Assistant Manager- Istan Williams

Head Coach Lonzo Wilkinson

Assistant Coach- Stuart Joseph

 

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