Dominican Triple Jumper Thea Lafond and 800 meter runner Dennick Luke will be the flag bearers leading the Dominican delegation in the opening parade at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will get underway on the 23rd of July with an official ceremony which will get underway at 7am Caribbean time.
President of the Dominica Olympic Committee Billy Doctrove says the opening ceremony will be a prestigious moment as Dominica joins the rest of the World in putting on the biggest games despite the challenges being posed by covid-19.
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 Friday.
President of the Dominica Olympic Committee Billy Doctrove told DOC Press Attaché, Garvin Richards, in a video interview that the opening is expected to be a prestigious one despite the many challenges posed by COVID-19.