Articles / Sports / Miscellaneous / Caribbean Athletes Performance in Olympics Highlighted by CARICOM
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Caribbean Athletes Performance in Olympics Highlighted by CARICOM
Georgetown, Aug 15.- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) highlighted today the performance of athletes in the region in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, which exceeded the number of medals won four years ago in Beijing.
In a message, the regional organization congratulated the member states for their "outstanding" work in preparing athletes for the Olympics, where the block was, as a whole, 18 medals, seven gold, four silver and seven bronze, three more than in China.
CARICOM recognized the role of Jamaican athletes, who provided the most medals (12) to the regional organization.
While media attention to the English speaking Caribbean focused mainly on the Jamaican athletics team, other athletes also made great stories for their countries.
That is the case of 400 meters sprimter Kirani James, who won the first gold medal in the Olympics for Grenada.
Trinidad and Tobago also obtained in these sport events the most historical performance with a gold and three bronze medals.
Another surprise for the Caribbean Community, was the 4x400m relay team of Bahamas, who won the first gold medal for his country in these events.
Founded in 1973 following the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas, CARICOM aims trade integration, the joint coordination of foreign policies and the promotion of cooperation in the educational, cultural and industrial fields.
Full members are Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Montserrat. (Prensa Latina)
Most read news ...