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PRESS RELEASE – Olympians from, or connected to the Caribbean, are being lauded as ambassadors for their region by a leading Caribbean hotelier.
“Allow us to join the legions of people congratulating you for your magnificent feats of physical and mental courage displayed for all the world to see at the Rio 2016 Olympics,” said Karolin Troubetzkoy, Executive Director of St. Lucia’s Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain resorts.
The St. Lucia hotelier, who also serves as President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, added: “For those of us who provide hospitality of our region to our many visitors, it is a special joy to witness your successes because you are ambassadors for the Caribbean. With your world class prowess and memorable personalities, you are proving to the world that our pristine water, land, air and nourishing communities produce outstanding champions.”
In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Caribbean region collected 28 medals with Cuba and Jamaica tying for 11 medals apiece. The Bahamas collected two medals while Dominican Republic, Grenada, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago collected one each.
Troubetzkoy also highlighted the accomplishments of the numerous athletes of Caribbean ancestry, such as gymnast Simone Biles, who represented other countries at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad.
Paying tribute to the exemplary accomplishments of St. Lucian Levern Spencer, who made the women’s high jump finals at the world’s biggest sporting spectacle, and the other members of St. Lucia’s Olympic team, Troubetzkoy awarded the athletes a complimentary weekend stay at Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain.
Jahvid Best (Track & field), Jeanelle Scheper (Track & Field), Stephanie Devaux-Lovell (Sailing), and Jordan Augier (Swimming) joined Spencer in representing St. Lucia at the Rio Games.