Chef de Mission of Dominica Olympic delegation predicts ‘historic’ Olympic event

Chef de Mission of the Dominica delegation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Woodrow “Woody” Lawrence believes the stage is set for a historic Olympic event.

The countdown is into the final days as Japan gets set to put on what is expected to be a major spectacle despite the covid-19 pandemic.

The Chef de Mission has one of the most important roles at the Olympic Games, Lawrence is charged with the responsibilities of making sure all logistics are in place to accommodate the athletes.

His role has also been expanded as he will also double up as the Covid-19 liaison officer for the Olympic Team.

Lawrence says he is satisfied with the measures put in place by the Japanese authorities and feels the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be a success despite the challenges posted by Covid-19.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will get underway on the 23rd of July.

Dominica will compete in the sport of Athletics, with 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Ms. Thea Lafond in the discipline of Triple Jump.

Ms. Lafond will be joined by Mr. Dennick Luke who will represent Dominica in the 800 meter event.

The Dominican athletes are participating in a training camp being held in a bio secure bubble, but will arrive at the Olympic Village on Thursday.

In the video below, Woody Lawrence speaks with Press Attaché with the Dominica Olympic delegation, Garvin Richards.

About the Dominica Delegation:

The Dominica team will be led by Chef de Mission and Covid Liaison Officer Mr. Woody Lawrence, it includes coach Aaron Gadson, physiotherapist Kala Flagg, Mr. Billy Doctrove, President of the Dominica Olympic Committee, Mr. Brendan Williams, the current Athlete Representative and Acting Secretary general, and Press Attaché, Garvin Richards.

The Olympic Games will commence with an Opening Ceremony on July 23 and officially end on August 8th 2021. Both athletes are expected to compete in the first round of their events on July 31st and more details will be provided in due course as to how the general public can view their performances.

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  1. Sher Gant
    July 28, 2021

    Best wishes my friend and my prayers go out for the greatest upset and WIN for team Dominica! Bring home the gold🥇

  2. Truth Be Told
    July 21, 2021

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  3. %
    July 21, 2021

    Wish you all well.Wish you all a safe trip too. I am disappointed that only two athletes will participate in Olympics 2020, and your contingent is about six. Thats u acceptable.I would grade your committee’s work with an “”F””. Sure you all can do better. If you cant, just say so, and let competent people take over. Get The Hell Out!!!
    From 2004 Sports in Dominica has found itself in ICU. Liar Skerrit has always given this Ministry to people who “can’t even spell sports”, and this is not only lamentable, but deliberate!!! Additionally the liar, Skerrit, is dumb enough to see no problems when huge buildings are placed on the periphery of our playing fields.. Dominica is probably the only country in CARICOM without a synthetic track for sprint events after 21 years of this evil DLP regime..Who cares? If the liar in chief, Skerrit, has to build one after 21years, HE EXPECTS PRAISES for that!
    What a wicked and heartless human being!!

    • Asaka W
      July 21, 2021

      Why do some of you folks on here feel the need to politicize every news posted? This is about sports/not politics or politricks!!! Well wishes to the two athletes representing our country – blessings. Keep it positive folks….

      • %
        July 21, 2021

        @Asaka W
        You sound off target. Every government has a Ministry of Sports in the OECS..You yourself said that the article ia about sports, so what is your point? I said that liar Skerrit has no interest in sports, he has it on the back burner. Liar Skerrit has as sports ministers from 2004 “”people who can’t even spell the word sports””….
        That’s why all sporting activities have declined.
        HE IS WICKED!!!

      • Toto
        July 21, 2021

        How can we keep it positive with embarrassing crap like that. Just tell us.

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