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Tag: Rio Olympics 2016

Olympic volunteer ready to help again

Olympic volunteer ready to help again

| 24/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Caymanian Marzeta Bodden was not an Olympic athlete but her three-week attendance in Rio proved vital to the running of the Games as one of the 50,000 volunteers who donated their time to help facilitate the event. She recalled the lengthy process to get chosen as a volunteer. “I applie [...]

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Lara Butler carries flag for Cayman as Rio Games close

Lara Butler carries flag for Cayman as Rio Games close

| 23/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Swimmer Lara Butler marched as Cayman’s flag bearer at the Rio closing ceremony, chosen by the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee due to her success at the Games, breaking a national record and setting a new personal best in the 100m backstroke. Thousands of athletes and spectators were o [...]

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Allan wraps up first Olympic Games

Allan wraps up first Olympic Games

| 15/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Florence Allan completed her first Olympic Games with 33rd and 36th finishes in races nine and 10, respectively, for a 36th overall ranking, leaving her out of the medalling race today (15 August), which is reserved for the top 10 competitors. That event will likely be her one of her last [...]

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Difficult ocean conditions prove costly to Allan

Difficult ocean conditions prove costly to Allan

| 12/08/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Florence Allan found the going rough on the open-ocean course of her Olympic competition, with intense weather conditions and her light weight combining to prevent her from completing the races within the allotted time. Allan took more than six hours in total for the two races, held 10 Au [...]

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Allan struggles to make headway with weight disadvantage

Allan struggles to make headway with weight disadvantage

| 10/08/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): As one of lightest sailors in the competition, Cayman’s Florence Allen had another challenging day Tuesday in Rio as she ended the women’s laser races in 35th place. Although she improved her ranking in the first race of the day where she was passing other competitors, she fell ba [...]

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Allan finishes first day of Olympic sailing

Allan finishes first day of Olympic sailing

| 09/08/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Florence Allan became the third member of the Cayman Islands Olympic team to compete in the Rio games Monday, 8 August, when she took part in the first day of the women’s Laser Radial sailing competition. Although Allan found herself at the bottom of the pack, finishing 36th and 35th i [...]

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Cayman’s team outfit scores on world fashion stage

Cayman’s team outfit scores on world fashion stage

| 08/08/2016 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands may not win any medals at the Olympic Games in Rio this month but the outfits that the team wore at the Opening Ceremony on Friday night at the Maracanã Stadium were winners with some of the fashion pundits around the world. The Sydney Morning Herald [...]

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Cayman’s athletes start their Olympic quest

Cayman’s athletes start their Olympic quest

| 08/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Lara Butler registered both a personal best and new national record of 1:04.98 in her 100m backstroke event, and brother Geoffrey took first in his 400m freestyle heat with a time of 4:07.87, but Cayman’s Olympic siblings did not qualify for their respective semifinals in their weekend [...]

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Cayman’s athletes ready to compete in Rio

Cayman’s athletes ready to compete in Rio

| 04/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Olympic squad has been officially welcomed to the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the start of the Summer Games. Cayman was one of the first countries to participate in the welcoming event that included the raising of the Cayman Islands flag and the playing of Brazil [...]

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Cayman Rugby hosts kids fun day

Cayman Rugby hosts kids fun day

| 02/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): To celebrate the return of rugby to the Olympic Games, opening 5 August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Cayman Rugby’s men’s and women’s sevens squads are inviting all kids ages 5-17 to come out to the South Sound Rugby Club at 8am on Saturday, 6 August for an hour of fun and games. Pa [...]

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Olympic sailor Allan in final training push

Olympic sailor Allan in final training push

| 11/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Olympic sailor Florence Allan, and her coach, Raphael Harvey, have just returned from training in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, ahead of the Summer Olympic Games. Allan trained for two weeks learning the local climate patterns, tides and currents to prepare to compete in [...]

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Swimmer Lauren Hew hoping to make Olympic cut

Swimmer Lauren Hew hoping to make Olympic cut

| 26/05/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two years after making her international debut at only 14 years old, Caymanian swimmer Lauren Hew is hoping to take part in the world’s largest sporting event, the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio this August. “In 2014 I went to the [Glasgow] Commonwealth Games,” she sai [...]

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Florence Allan sails into Rio Olympics spot

Florence Allan sails into Rio Olympics spot

| 20/05/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Prep and High School student Florence Allan would have to be forgiven if she lost her focus when she sat her A-Level economics exam Wednesday, 18 May, as that was the day she found out she had been invited to compete at the Rio Summer Olympic Games. “I’m still taking it in. [...]

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Forbes breaks record and rises in rankings

Forbes breaks record and rises in rankings

| 12/05/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s 110-metre hurdler, Ronald Forbes, has broken his own national record and become one of the fastest hurdlers in the world this year. With less than three months to go before the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the elite local athlete clocked a time of 13.36 at the NTC Star Spri [...]

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Butler siblings immersed in Olympic dreams

Butler siblings immersed in Olympic dreams

| 11/05/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Training more than a combined 40 hours a week, Butler siblings, Lara, 21, and Geoffrey, 20, started swimming about one year apart and have never looked back. The two now hope all their efforts will result in both of them booking a ticket for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Geoffrey has [...]

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