Of the 204 countries participating in the 2012 London Olympics, 22 are from the Caribbean region.
On Friday July 27th, 2012 all 22 CARICOM countries were represented at the Parade of Nations at this years Opening Ceremony in London, England.
Check out photos of each national contingent and their flag-bearers from the Parade of Nations – Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Olympics below:
Antigua & Barbuda has five (5) representatives in the London Olympics 2012. The flag bearer is Daniel Bailey who will take part in Track & Field events.
Aruba has four (4)representatives in the London Olympics 2012. Thanks to this pic tweeted by Bahamas’ Donald Thomas we get a glimpse of Aruba’s flag bearer 16 year old swimmer, Daniella Van den Berg.
Bahamas’ twenty-six (26)representatives at the London Olympics 2012 were led by flag-bearer and track & field athlete Chris Brown. He represents the nation known for pink sand beaches and junkanoo in the Athletics competition.
Barbados has six (6) representatives in the London Olympics 2012. The flag bearer is Ryan Brathwaite, who will be taking part in the athletics segment.
Kenneth Medwood leads the three-deep Belize contingent at the parade of nations in the London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony.
Bermuda has eight (8) representatives in the London Olympics 2012. The flag bearer during the opening ceremony was Alexander Kirkland who will represent the northern Caribbean island in sailing.
Flag bearer Tahesia Harrigan-Scott is the only female to represent the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in the 2012 olympics. She joins fellow track and field star in representing the British dependancy.
Cayman Islands has five (5) representatives in the London Olympics 2012. The flag bearer is Kemar Hyman a runner.
Cuba has the largest contingent from the region- 110 persons. The opening ceremony flag bearer is wrestler Mijain Lopez Nunez.
Dominica‘s two (2)representatives are dressed in their national wear as they make their way around the Olympic Stadium during the Parade of Nations. The flag bearer is Erison Hurtault who will be running for the Nature Isle!
Dominican Republic has thirty-five (35) representatives in the London Olympics 2012. The flag bearer at the opening ceremony is Yulis Mercedes Reyes who will be competing for gold in Taekwondo.
The Spice Isle’s ten (10)representatives make their way in the Parade of Nations . Runner (and flag-bearer) Kirani James hopes to bring home gold to Grenada.
Guyana‘s Winston George (no is not my cousin ) carries his country’s flag during the parade of nations at the opening ceremony of the 30th Olympiad. The country has six (6)representatives at the games.
Judo fighter Linouse Desravine carries the flag of Haiti during the opening ceremony’s parade of champion. A total of five (5) athletes will represent the French-speaking Caribbean nation. Hiya!!
Olympic gold medalist Usain “Lightning” Bolt leads TeamJamaica as they partake in the Parade of nations at London 2012. The country celebrates 50 years of independence next month and has 46 representatives including a equestrian. BTW the athletes are sporting uniforms designed by Cedella Marley (daughter of Bob). According to TIME’s Magazine Jamaica has one of the best uniforms this year. Raeee!
Puerto Rico‘s twenty-five (25) representatives in the London Olympics 2012 follow flag bearer Javier Culson (track & field) as they make their way around the Olympic stadium.
Medal-wining sprinter Kim Collins carries the flag of his native St. Kitts & Nevis at the opening ceremony. St Kitts and Nevis has seven (7) representatives in the London Olympics 2012.
Cakafete, St Lucia? The island’s four (4) Olympic team members will take part in swimming, athletics and sailing. The bearer of the national flag is Levern Spencer, she will run for the Helen Isle.
St Vincent and the Grenadines’ flag bearer Kineke Alexander is one of two runners, plus a swimmer representing the country at the 2012 Olympics.
The five (5) members of the Suriname Olympic team represent three disciplines, athletics, badminton and swimming. Swimmer Chinyere Pigot carries the flag of the Dutch-speaking nation.
Trinidad and Tobago‘s thirty-one (31) athletes represent for the red, white and black, at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics 2012. The flag bearer is runner Marc Burns.
United States Virgin Islands (USVI) seven (7 )representatives look as cool as the ocean as they partake in the Parade of Nations at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic games. The flag bearer is runner Tabarie Henry.
S/O to my girl Ayeola of CaribbeanCelebs for this story.
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