Last weekend saw the start of the
Winter Olympics and Cayman made its presence known.
The Cayman Islands Olympic
Committee’s Winter Olympic team has settled into the Games Village
in Whistler. Cayman felt right at home after a “team welcome ceremony” held in
The Cayman Flag was raised and the
national song was played as the team members were recognized. The three-man contingent
representing Cayman are Chef de Mission David Carmichael, athlete Dow Travers,
and Coach/Technician Eugene Bridgewater.
On the whole the Cayman team left
quite an impression with their attire. The trio mixed sea, sand and snow with
the team gear consisting of matching flip flops, board shorts, baseball hats
and snow jackets. No other delegation wore similar gear.
The team will now settle into concentrated
training and preparation for Travers before he competes in Alpine Skiing and
the Men’s Giant Slalom this Sunday in Whistler. The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee
wish Travers all the best in his event.
The Cayman public are encouraged to
look for regular news reports from the local newspapers, local radio stations
and local TV station.
Ron Shillingford is currently in Vancouver covering the
Games for Cayman, sponsored by the local Olympic Committee.