Dominica competes in Toronto PanAm Games

Dominica's PanAm team from left:  coach James Cawood, David Registe, Dillon Simon, McNeil Jules,Chef de Mission Woodrow Lawrence and Valerian Spicer.
Dominica’s PanAm team from left: James Cawood (coach), David Registe, Dillon Simon, McNeil Jules (Chef de Mission), Woodrow Lawrence and Valerian Spicer.

Dominica is one of 41 countries participating in the PanAm Games from July 10 to 26, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

Dominica’s first appearance at the Pan Am Games was in 1995 at Mar del Plata where Jérôme Romain won a silver medal in long jump.

In the 2007 Rio de Janeiro game,s Chris Doyle won bronze in the men’s 400-m athletics and David Registe won a silver medal in long jump at the 2011 games held in Mexico.

Dominica is currently ranked thirty-seventh on the all-time PanAm Games medals list.

Those competing in the games are Valerian Spicer in women’s boxing (60kg weight class); Dillon Simon in shot put; Yordanys Garcia in triple jump; Thea Lafond in high jump and David Registe in long jump.

The athletic competitions begin on July 18th with Dominica due to compete on July 21 and 22nd.

Dominica’s 2015 PanAm management team consists of Chef de Mission, Woody Lawrence and boxing coaches McNeil Jules and James Cawood.

The team is accompanied by President of the Dominica Olympic Committee Felix Wilson and its General Secretary, Thomas Dorset and athletics official, Emanuel Loblack.


Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of Inc. All comments are approved by before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
  • are abusive, profane or offensive
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are excessively long and off-message

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.


  1. Pedro
    July 19, 2015

    Go Dominica! However, next time we ought to do better with representation. Dominica has the least number of participants (2) among the 41 member group.

    • Titiwi
      July 20, 2015

      I noticed that too Pedro. The officials outnumber the athletes. Looks like a junket for the boys again, all expenses paid.

  2. Pedro
    July 19, 2015

    Its great that Dominica can participate. Hats off to the athletes! However do we really need that many officials attending? Why cant a few more athletes represent? Its a pity that we never have enough representation for International Sporting events. How do the youth look up to sports as rewarding outlet? How many of these even know that these games were about to happen? As I said before there should be a more deliberate move my government to budget or seek funding for all manners of international representation among the youth be it sports, academic, entrepreneurial, beauty contests, volunteerism, seminars, etc, . Too often people are begging at the last instant to get funds to participate. There should be more strategic moves towards that. It starts with planning and awareness. Optics matter. The optics with that many officials (granted some are not in the pic) and low number of participants is not the best message to aspiring youths.

    • Righteous
      July 20, 2015

      @Pedro while i can’t agree with you more on the support from the Government, the NOC’s need to do a better job in allocating the funds that are made available by the IOC and the IAAF to support youth programs and development. The DOC has for some time neglected to make the funds requested for the athlete’s preparation available to the athletes. The program ran smoothly with the prior administration but not with the current one, which coincidently was the same governing crew who caused some of Dominica’s best athletes to either quit the sport or compete for other countries.

      Maybe it is time for a change. The administrators do not have the best interest of the athletes at hand.


  3. Righteous
    July 19, 2015

    Some corrections to the story: Jerome Romain won a Silver medal in the Triple Jump. The name of the 400m runner is Chris Lloyd.

    Best of luck to all the athletes. Is Emmanuel Loblack going to be an official for athletics at the games or is he the athletics (track and Field) Coach.

    One Love Dominicans (#OLD)

  4. Tjebe fort
    July 19, 2015

    Does anyone know who these Dominican athletes are?

  5. July 18, 2015

    Good luck all. Bring home a medal. Bronze, silver, gold. Just bring one.

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available