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McMaster & Phillip appear for VI in Olympic march past

- Swimmer Elinah Phillip was the flag bearer
Swimmer Elinah Phillip, in her second Olympic Games appearance, was the flag bearer for the [British] Virgin Islands at the ‘parade of nations’ (referred to as march past) at the Opening Ceremony of the games at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan today, Friday, July 23, 2021. Photo: Facebook (screen grab)
Three persons made up the VI team at the parade, including hurdler and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Champion Kyron A. McMaster, right, and Chef de Mission and retired sprinter and former Olympian Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott, left. Photo: Facebook (screen grab)
Three persons made up the VI team at the parade, including hurdler and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Champion Kyron A. McMaster, right, and Chef de Mission and retired sprinter and former Olympian Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott, left. Photo: Facebook (screen grab)
The Olympic cauldron was lit by Japanese international tennis star Naomi Osaka. Photo: BBC News
The Olympic cauldron was lit by Japanese international tennis star Naomi Osaka. Photo: BBC News
TOKYO, Japan- Swimmer Elinah Phillip, in her second Olympic Games appearance, was the flag bearer for the [British] Virgin Islands at the ‘parade of nations’ (referred to as march past) at the Opening Ceremony of the games at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan today, Friday, July 23, 2021.

Three persons made up the VI team at the parade, including hurdler and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Champion Kyron A. McMaster and Chef de Mission and retired sprinter and former Olympian Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott.

Long Jumper Chantel E. Malone is the third athlete making up the Virgin Islands team but was not in the parade.

The Virgin Islands contingent followed Great Britain at the parade of nations.

According to the announcer, if an athlete from the Virgin Islands wins a medal at the Olympics, the Territorial Song ‘Oh Beautiful Virgin Islands’ will be played at the medal ceremony instead of ‘God Save the Queen’.

The Olympic cauldron was lit by Japanese international tennis star Naomi Osaka.

Athletes’ schedule

Meanwhile, Phillip, who was only 16 when she competed at the Rio Olympics in 2016, competes in the 50m Freestyle on July 30, 2021.

McMaster and Malone will be in action on August 1, 2021.

6 Responses to “McMaster & Phillip appear for VI in Olympic march past”

  • Eagle Eye (23/07/2021, 18:21) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    What time today is the Health Department giving us the latest cov-19 update? We the people need and deserve to know what's going on as a daily basis
  • Continuing injustice is sure to delay healing of corruption. (23/07/2021, 18:36) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    Aproximately 2600 hundred years ago in a Country named Greece, the citizens of that Country rebelled against an unfair corrupt government that favored the rich. Bribes taken for favors was the norm that was practice continunually.
    Eventually that system was brought to an end, because of the persistancy of the people of that time. A new govermment system all democracy became the new system that the government haf agreed to carry out the people desires. Unfortumately, the same corrupted behaviors comtinue as were before.
    Even though they had said that the people was their bosses with their mouths, their actions have been proved opposite.

    Now let us fast forward 2600 years, and allow this question to be asked. Is the past corrupted system that fanancially caused a wide imbalance and severe pains to the people of Greece then, is the pains less felt by the people of the B.V.I today?
    In the midst of a killer pandemic (covid-19), and a shattered struggling economy, why has our government leaders approved big-money positions to so-call political advisors without even informing their bosses, the people, of their prior intentions. This is not democracy. This is the same old practice of crookery.


  • bvi (23/07/2021, 18:56) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Mcmaster will do big thing in Jesus name
  • Let’s go! (23/07/2021, 20:12) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    God bless the Olympians of the BVI!

    May they be fleet of foot,
    Quick of wit,
    And run like the wind.

    May they be bold in the face of adversity,
    Hold their nerve when their back is against the fence.


    May their hearts beat to the rhythm the cheers of their countrymen and women.as they rise to the occasion.

    “ Invictus Launch Audio in a New Window
    BY WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY
    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.

    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds and shall find me unafraid.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate,
    I am the captain of my soul.”

    Good luck to the British Virgin Islands athletes!
  • ABC (23/07/2021, 21:02) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am so proud of my BVI ppl
  • Team BVI (23/07/2021, 21:04) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Good luck team BVI!! Plz after this no more weird dresses for the athletes


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