Chef de Mission of the Dominica delegation for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, Woodrow “Woody” Lawrence feels upbeat ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan, which begin on July 23, 2021
Chef de Mission of the Dominica delegation for the 2021 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 responsibility 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 posed by Covid-19. The Games will get underway on 23rdJuly.
Dominica will compete in the sport of Athletics, with 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Ms Thea Lafond in the 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.
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