Posted: Friday, July 23, 2021. 5:18 pm CST.
By Benjamin Flowers: Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Gaston Browne has wished athletes from CARICOM nations the best of luck at the 2021 Olympic Games, which began in Tokyo, Japan today.
In a video message issued by CARICOM, Browne noted that the Olympics has represented the highest form of international sportsmanship for centuries. He also noted that the games have been used as a means of promoting peace, overcoming differences between nationalities and cultures, and embracing friendship through sports.
Browne went on to say he took pride in extending his well wishes to some 157 Caribbean athletes competing in the games.
“Athletes, as you participate in the 2021 Tokyo games, know that you are among the world’s best of the best. Continue to strive for excellence in your sporting discipline. fly your flag high with the pride, persistence, and resilience that make us Caribbeners,” Browne said.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympics kicked off today in a stadium with just over 900 invited guests.
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