2016 Olympic Games

Coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games

Cayman sprinter Jamal Walton makes a run for the ages

Cayman sprinter Jamal Walton outran his competitors and the history book when he won the 400 meters at the Pan American Junior Championships last week and logged the fastest time by a high school student in 35 years.

Olympian visits Stingray Swim Club

It takes more than finely honed strokes to make it to top of the swimming world. Nicolas Nilo Caesar Oliveira, a three-time Olympian and six-time participant in the World Championships, visited the Cayman Islands last weekend to impart wisdom and a road map to the top of his discipline during clinics with the Stingray Swim Club.

Olympic long jump medalist coming to Cayman

Olympic gold medalist and Olympic record-holding long jumper Robert “Bob” Beamon is coming to Cayman this week for Special Olympics Cayman Islands’ signature fundraising golf tournament and awards evening.

Stingray Swim Club celebrates 20 years

Stingray Swim Club turns 20 this year and is marking the event with a celebratory gala recognizing its swimmers, families, friends and supporters – past and present.

Cayman volunteer’s Olympics experience

I really hope the world and the media really applaud and celebrate Rio. They have overcome tremendous challenges to make these Games happen.

Practice

Forbes short of semifinals

Cayman’s Ron Forbes ran the men’s 110m hurdles in 14.67 seconds in the Olympics qualifying heat Monday night, but he did not qualify for the semifinals.

Jamaicans outrun the world

The nation that produced the once-in-a-lifetime sprinter in Usain Bolt also brought to the forefront Elaine Thompson, the sprinter who denied her friend and training partner, Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce, a record third straight title in the 100 meters.

Cayman’s youngest Olympian battled winds in Rio

After five days of battling the winds in Rio’s harbor, Cayman’s Olympic sailor Florence Allan finished the week in 36th place. Allan said she enjoyed competing against the best in the world even though the weather got the better of her.

In 100m, Hyman doesn’t make semis

Cayman sprinter Kemar Hyman’s 100m time of 10.34 seconds on Saturday fell short of qualifying for the semifinals Sunday at the Olympic Games in Rio.
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