50-member contingent of Jamaican athletes will call into London 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012: KINGSTON, JAMAICA: Digicel, proud sponsor of the Jamaica Olympic Association, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce and Usain Bolt, is excited to congratulate the talented athletes who have been selected to represent Jamaica at the London 2012 Olympics which takes place from July 27 to August 12.
The 50-member contingent, which was officially announced yesterday by the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), includes 23 females and 24 males in the athletic categories as well as one female in the equestrian category; one female in the swimming category and one male for Taekwondo - the first time ever in the history of Jamaican sports.
President of the JOA, Mike Fennell, thanked Digicel for its longstanding support; “I have to commend and thank Digicel for its continued commitment not only to track and field, but to sports and the development of sports in general in Jamaica. This is set to be a huge summer of success for Jamaica and we are excited to take our talents to the world.”
In congratulating the team, Conor Looney, Director of Marketing for Digicel Jamaica, said; “It is just amazing that a small country like Jamaica can turn out a staggering 50 outstanding athletes who will perform at the highest level on the global stage during the Olympic Games in London.
He continues; “Digicel is delighted to be helping the team members make their sporting dreams come true and to be supporting the dreams of an entire nation. Each and every member of the team has worked very hard to secure their spot in London, we’re very proud of them and we know they will make Jamaica proud over the coming weeks – as they always have done.”
In December 2011, Digicel cemented its long-standing relationship with the JOA) with the renewal of a four-year contract that will see Digicel supporting the organization until 2015. In addition to the London 2012 Olympic Games, the sponsorship includes the Pan-American Games, the Commonwealth Games, the Central American and Caribbean Games, the Youth Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Youth Games and the Winter Olympic Games.