The British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee is inviting the public, including those on BVI VACATION to the Tortola Sports Club to watch the live broadcast of the parade of all competing nations and the entrance of the Olympic Flame.
Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, who qualified for the Games last year, will represent the BVI in the women’s 100m event and will be the flag bearer at the opening ceremony.
“This is the eighth consecutive Summer Olympic Games in which the BVI will be represented,” said Ephraim Penn, BVIOC President. “I know that the BVIOC echoes the nation in expressing its pride and support for Tahesia’s best efforts in her event. We also want to acknowledge the hard work and the tireless commitment from the other athletes who represented the BVI in the series of international competitions in the lead up to the Games with hopes of shaving off fractions of a second to make the qualifying times for London 2012.”
J’Maal Alexander, a BVI national record holder with the fastest track time in his age group, will run in the men’s 100m. His participation in London 2012 resulted from an International Olympic Committee (IOC) invitation for the BVI to send a non-qualifying, wild card.