Dominica aims big for Commonwealth Games

Dominica created history with its largest-ever contingent at the Commonwealth games according to a report from the Dominica Olympic Committee Media Team.

The opening ceremony was held in a spectacular way. More than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations were on hand for the mega event which highlighted a number of aspects of Australia’s culture and featured some of Australia’s top musicians. More than 35,000 were in attendance at the ceremony on Wednesday.

Decked out in traditional spectacular wear Dominica made a bold statement at the ceremony held on Australia’s  Gold Coast.

Athletes will be competing for 275 gold medals over the 11 days of competition.

Barry Casimir manager of the Dominica National Team has stated that “Dominica contingent had a good showing” and “we are hoping to medal this year”. He described the accommodations and support in Australia as “Superior” and “second to none”

Regarding the overall goal of the Dominica Olympic Committee he stated: “We’re hoping that every athlete has improved from where they were, we’re hoping to see improvements in the athletes… what they are doing…their training regiment, we’re hoping that they learn new techniques and that they’re able to network with athletes in their own field.” While winning a medal is always welcome if that does not occur he would be happy to see continuous improvement in the way athletes prepare for games and a strengthening of their overall work ethic.

 

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5 Comments

  1. derp
    April 4, 2018

    too bad we can’t watch it on tv, staring at you Flow… why you’all not working with Domlec when it’s the same polls you’all using… months after then you seeing Flow running their lines…

  2. Shameful
    April 4, 2018

    Largest contingent, so many non athletes. Can we send 2 to 3 officials(coaches,sports doctor/trainer) on these trips alongside the athletes. Waste of money, so many people, DOC has money so spend it.

    • SMH
      April 4, 2018

      When you have no idea of what you are speaking you should not open your mouth! As an athlete, you cannot use a boxing coach to coach a 200M or 400M sprinter. Neither can you use a javelin coach for a massage therapist or even shot put!

    • watchdog
      April 5, 2018

      Shameful please don’t embarrass yourself. Each discipline requires specialized coaches, trainer…….

      I’ll leave it at that. SMH…..

  3. Pondering
    April 4, 2018

    Go Dominica Go! I wish I could be there to give support.

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