Athletes welcomed to Beijing

| 08/08/2008

With the official opening ceremony taking place today, excitement is mounting among the Cayman Islands Olympic team. This week, Cayman’s flag was hoisted among all those from competing nations around the world at the Athletic Village welcoming ceremony.During the ceremony the Mayor of the Olympic Village, Madame Zhili Chen, officially welcomed the Chef de Mission from each country with a gift.

 Zhili Chen presented a China plate featuring two doves of peace to Cayman Chef de Mission, Lori Powell. In turn Powell presented gifts of Caymanite penholder created by artisan Horacio Estaban to Madame Chen. Brett and Shaune Fraser were photographed as they practiced at the Bejing Olympics new aquatics stadium, known as the Water Cube.



Attending the ceremony on behalf of Cayman included the four competing athletes Shaune Fraser, Brett Fraser, Cydonie Mothersill, Ronald Forbes as well as the team officials and members of the Executive Committee: President, Donald McLean; Secretary General, Carson Ebanks; Chef de Mission, Lori Powell; Beijing Attaché, Matthew Bishop; Physiotherapist, Pier Ann Brown and Athletics Coach, Kenrick Williams.


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