Olympic News

Virgin Islands assistants at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Jane Crossman – Essex, England My Olympic journey began 7 years ago when we won the bid to host the Greatest Show on Earth and I registered my interest with LOCOG 2012. I am an Administrator in the Special Needs department at a local College, but with my 3 wonderful sons now at Uni and […]

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Help Our Athletes Soar

If you have more airline miles than you’ll ever use or that will be expiring before you can take advantage of them, donate them now. Our Virgin Islands Olympians need your help in sending a family member to support them at the games. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J63TZN8

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Laverne Jones-Ferrette Qualifies for London Olympics…Again!

It was a busy week for the V.I. national record holder in the 100m, 200m and 400m. The Ponce performances, including her 3rd place finish in the 100m in 11.24 is a strong indication that Jones-Ferrette is at least back to earlier form compared to times over the past three years as she continues into […]

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V.I. sailor Thompson qualifies for Olympics

After a disappointing finish at the 2011 Pan American Games in October, U.S. Virgin Islands sailor Cy Thompson flew directly to Australia to compete in three prestigious regattas. The main reason for his trip to the other side of the world was to qualify for the 2012 Olympics. Earlier this week, Thompson did just that. […]

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V.I. long jumper Halim qualifies for 2012 Olympics

There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. Halim traveled back to Cornell University, his alma mater, for a homecoming meet last weekend and registered career bests in the long jump and triple jump events. The Cornell faithful were on their feet every time Halim started down the runway and the crowd exploded […]

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V.I. officials told that Olympic athletes need more money, better facilities

Olympic hopefuls from the Virgin Islands need more and better facilities, more money and better coordination with the government if they hope to compete consistently at an international level. Yet even though they lack resources, Virgin Islands athletes consistently surprise people the world over with their competitiveness. That message was repeated many times as representatives […]

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V.I. representatives to attend the Athens Olympic Youth Camp

The Virgin Islands Olympic Committee recently announced the selection of Sacha Gumbs, a tennis player and Muhammad Abiff, a wrestler,  as the V.I. representatives to attend the Athens Olympic Youth Camp (OYC) to be held during the Olympics this Summer in Athens Greece August 11-26, 2004,  . The OYC, organized and funded by the Athens […]

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