Cayman’s athletes in Olympics parade

Hurdler Ronald Forbes carries the flag for the Cayman Islands as the athletes enter Olympic Stadium during the parade of nations Friday night at the 2016 Summer Games Opening Ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Swimmers Lara and Geoff Butler are at left. - Photo: AP/David Goldman

Cayman’s Olympic athletes, led by flag-bearer Ronald Forbes and wearing custom-designed “turtle ranger” outfits, joined the parade of nations through Brazil’s famous Maracana Stadium Friday night for the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Games.

Five athletes – sprinter Kemar Hyman, hurdler Forbes, sailor Florence Allan and swimmers Geoff and Lara Butler – and six officials are representing the Cayman Islands. More than 200 countries are represented at these Games.

Cayman swimmers – and siblings – Lara and Geoff Butler are competing Saturday and Sunday.

Check the Cayman Compass 2016 Olympics page for more coverage of the Rio Games.

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