BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A twelve-member delegation comprising seven athletes and five technical and support staff will be flying the flag of St. Kitts and Nevis at the 2016 Olympic Games in RIO.
The Games which officially kicks off on Friday (Aug. 5) with an opening ceremony, will see the Federation’s contingent competing only in the discipline of athletics.
According to the St. Kitts-Nevis Olympic Committee, Kim Collins, Brijesh Lawrence, Tameka Williams, Jason Rogers, Lestrod Roland, Alistair Clarke and Antoine Adams will be the athletes competing in Rio.
The names were released to the public via press release a week after they were formally submitted to the International Olympic Committee.
Adams was designated the leader of the unit ahead of senior sprinter Kim Collins who was recently embroiled in controversy with the SKNOC.
As the team leader, Adams will have the honour of carrying the flag of St. Kitts and Nevis during the opening ceremony.
Williams, who is returning to the Olympic Games after her 2012 debacle which saw her confessing to the use of a growth hormone even though she never tested positive, will be competing in the Women’s 200m.
Roland and Clarke will only be competing in the 4X100m relay, running alongside Collins who will also run in the Men’s open 100m.
Adams will be running in the 100m, 200m and will then turn his attention to the team competition. Lawrence on the other hand, will only be taking part in the relay and the 100m sprint.
Technical support will be provided by Head Coach Donnelle Esdaille, who will also provide therapeutic and administrative assistance; Team Manager, Ms. Valerie Richardson-Mason; Physical Therapist/Masseuse, Ms. Joanne Hayes and Physical Therapist/Masseur, Mr. Alister James.
Mr. Leroy Greene will lead the delegation as Chef de Mission and Mr. Lester Hanley, will serve as the General Team Manager/Press Attaché.