London experience deserves gold

The success of the Fraser brothers in their swims at the London Olympics and the fact that the Cayman Islands has three ‘A’ standard track athletes competing is being heralded not just at home but in the international media. 

Brett and Shaune Fraser have been interviewed by BBC television and a host of sports and men’s magazines because they have achieved so much considering they come from one of the tiniest of the 204 countries at the Games.  

Carson Ebanks, general-secretary of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee, said: “It’s been a fantastic opportunity for the people of the Cayman Islands to see their team, the best prepared team ever on the world stage and doing their best at the Olympic Games. It makes us all very proud.” 

Annie Mae Roffey, chief operating officer of the Olympic Committee, is there with partner Theo Bullmore to cheer on the Frasers and track athletes Cydonie Mothersill, Ronald Forbes and Kemar Hyman. 

She said: “This is the first time I’ve been a tourist-spectator at the Olympic Games. I’ve been a part of the Games in Athens and watched on TV in Beijing in previous years. And this year, the London experience as a spectator has been great.  

“To be at the opening ceremony as a spectator and to be going around London when everybody is so hyped up and excited is lovely. Everybody is willing to help you and point you in the right direction.  

“And all the venues I’ve been to so far have been so easy to access via the tube and the trains and the volunteers are so helpful. It’s been a good experience so far.”