Chefs have all the ingredients for Games

The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee has elected Chef De Missions for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

The chef for the Veracruz Central American and Commonwealth Games will be announced later this year after all nominations have been reviewed.

David Carmichael, who served as the chef for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games for the Cayman Islands delegation, was named chef for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia where Cayman anticipates sending at least one athlete, in alpine skiing.

Jennifer Powell will be the chef de mission for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland which runs from July 23-Aug. 3. Powell, the chief operating officer of the Olympic Committee, was the chef for the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games and competed in the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games as a swimmer.

Heather Roffey will be the chef at the Nanjing 2014 YOG in China which takes place from Aug. 16-28.

Roffey was the Singapore 2010 YOG chef and represented the Cayman Islands in swimming at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

All officials who organise the Cayman Islands delegations are volunteers who work alongside the staff of the Olympic Committee and the committee appreciates their dedication and the support of their employers.

The Olympic Committee has added a new employee, Trent Christie, to its team. Christie recently completed an internship with the Olympic Committee before being offered a full-time position.

Christie was key in the organization of Olympic Day and has also been working on the 40th Year History book of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee.

The Olympic Committee has thanked Deloitte for their support over the past four years, providing pro bono auditing of the CIOC financials until the year 2010.

Moore Stephens Decosimo Cayman Limited has since generously engaged in a partnership with the CIOC that will see Decosimo auditing its financials pro bono until at least 2014. Decosimo is now a top sponsor of the CIOC.

Decosimo has since begun the auditing of the 2011 and 2012 financials.

The Queen’s Baton Relay for next year’s Commonwealth Games will reach the Cayman Islands on April 11.

The Queen’s Baton contains Her Majesty’s Message to the Athletes and is symbolically carried from Buckingham Palace across the 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth and for the first time will be escorted by a BBC Television crew, posting live footage and compiling a complete video of the baton’s journey.

The CIOC will involve its national sport organizations to transport the baton through each district across all three islands with athletes of all ages and using various means of transportation through sport.