BVI Is 1st Delegation Welcomed to London Olympic Games Village

The BVI Delegatoin is joined by Hertsfordshire County Officials, Host Families in Aston and the Enid Adams Primary School Dancers, after beimng the 1st delegation weclomed to the Olympic Games Village, following the Team Welcoming Ceremony

LONDON, JULY 19—The BVI Olympic Games Delegation got two days of international recognition and advertisement, ahead of next week’s opening ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

On Monday, the BVI Delegation—the smallest of the 204 countries participating in the quadrennial sporting spectacle—were featured on BBC television global coverage, as they are the only Olympic Games delegation staying with families as athletes Tahesia Harrigan-Scott and J’Maal Alexander, prepare during a pre Games camp in Aston, located in Hertsfordshire County.

While Harrigan-Scott has made the Olympic Games 100m A qualifying standard, the territory is allowed one unqualified male to enter the competition and Alexander—who qualified for the IAAF World Jr. Championships held in Barcelona, July 10-15—was given the nod to attend the Games. An athlete in field events has to make the qualifying standard to attend the Olympic Games.  

On Tuesday, the BVI was the first delegation to have their flag raised in the Olympic Games Village, when host families from Aston, officials from Hertsfordshire County, Enis Adams Primary School Cultural Dancers and London 2012 Olympic Games Chairman Lord Sebastian Coe, appeared at the team welcoming ceremony and greeted Alexander and Harrigan-Scott.

Following the Team Welcoming Ceremony, the BVI London Office hosted a reception, at which Friends of the BVI, Hertsforshire County officials and numerous persons who were instrumental in supporting the delegation, were on hand and thanked for their support of the territory’s seventh Olympic Games team.

As part of the activities, the Enis Adams Primary School Cultural Dancers also performed three items. They will also perform during Thursday’s Aston City welcome, which will also include athletes from St. Kitts and Afghanistan, who are residing in the Hertsfordshire County.

The BVI delegation will wrap up their pre Games training camp in Aston in July 25, when they will enter the Olympic Games Village, before participating in the opening ceremonies on July 27.

Athletics competition begins on August 3.