May 14, 2021

Rio de Janeiro Olympics organizers still struggling with unpaid bills

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By Maureen Foody From Wn Four months after the closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, the organizers are still having problems paying off their bills including the $3.7 million owe to the International Paralympic Committee, according to CBS News. IPS spokesman said that the money is owed for travel grants […]

Cayman Islands volunteer at Rio 2016 Olympics: Marzeta Bodden

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The 2016 Summer Olympic Games would not function properly if it wasn’t for the 50,000 Olympic Volunteers. Miles away from home, Caymanian Marzeta Bodden has volunteered three weeks of her personal time to make the Rio 2016 Games as successful as they can be. “I applied about 2 years ago. I had to complete an […]

Florence Allan makes history as Cayman Islands second female Olympic sailor

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Florence Allan has made history, as the second female sailor in the Cayman Islands to compete at the Olympic Games. 18-year-old Allan set sail on August 8 in the Woman’s Laser Radial at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, alongside 37 other athletes. “I don’t think of it like that and its really weird thinking […]

Cayman Islands’ Lara Butler says this could be the end

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Lara Butler, may end her swimming career on a high note after competing at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. “I’m not too sure to be honest. I got a job with KPMG in October and that’s back at home. I might do masters classes and stuff but I will just see how things kind of […]

Roanald Forbes named Cayman Islands flag bearer

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Ronald Forbes has been announced as the Cayman Islands flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Forbes will be making his third Olympic appearance competing in the 110 m hurdles on Aug. 15., says “it’s a great honor” to lead the Cayman Islands delegation for the second time. Having competed […]

Team Cayman Islands takes it back, 1930’s style

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Team Cayman is going retro for the 2016 Olympic Games opening ceremony tonight, dating back to the 1930’s with a modern twist. When the Rio Olympics kick off in few hours, the delegation of 11 will be wearing khaki pants, light blue shirts, thatch hats and boat shoes. The women will be in a navy […]

Olympic dream for Cayman Islands swimmer Lauren Hew

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Making her international debut at only 14 years old, Caymanian swimmer Lauren Hew competed at her first International Games.  Two years later she is eager to take on the World’s largest sporting event, the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, given the opportunity. “In 2014 I went to the [Glasgow] Commonwealth Games,” Lauren said. “I made it […]

Florence Allan to compete in Rio 2016 Olympic Games for Cayman Islands

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“I’m still taking it in. It still feels really surreal,” Allen says.  Studying for A-Levels, graduating and perhaps going to college all seem like realistic goals for a 17-year old, but for sailor Florence Allen, those goals are small compared to her recent invitation to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  […]

Cayman Islands’ Butler siblings set sights on Rio 2016

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Sacrificing over 40 combined hours of training a week, the Butler siblings know nothing but hard work. Lara, 21, and Geoffrey Butler, 20, started swimming about one year apart and have never looked back.  “When I was 5 years old, my mum attended swimming classes,” Lara says, “because we lived on an island, she wanted […]