Dominican Triple Jumper Thea Lafond and 800 meter runner Dennick Luke will be the flag bearers leading the Dominican delegation in the opening parade at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will get underway on the 23rd of July with an official ceremony which will get underway at 7am Caribbean time.
President of the Dominica Olympic Committee Billy Doctrove says the opening ceremony will be a prestigious moment as Dominica joins the rest of the World in putting on the biggest games despite the challenges being posed by covid-19.
Dominica will compete in the sport of Athletics, with 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Ms. Thea Lafond in the discipline of Triple Jump.
Ms. Lafond will be joined by Mr. Dennick Luke who will represent Dominica in the 800 meter event.
The Dominican athletes are participating in a training camp being held in a bio secure bubble, but will arrive at the Olympic Village on Friday.
Please see link attached with video and audio inserts of the President of the Dominica Olympic Committee Billy Doctrove.
About the Dominica Delegation:
The Dominica team will be led by Chef de Mission and Covid Liaison Officer Mr. Woody Lawrence, it includes coach Aaron Gadson, physiotherapist Kala Flagg,
Mr. Billy Doctrove, President of the Dominica Olympic Committee, Mr. Brendan Williams, the current Athlete Representative and Acting Secretary general, and Press Attaché, Garvin Richards.
The Olympic Games will commence with an Opening Ceremony on July 23 and officially end on August 8th 2021. Both athletes are expected to compete in the first round of their events on July 31st and more details will be provided in due course as to how the general public can view their performances.