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Rio 2016 Olympics: Opening Ceremony Parade of Nations

August 5, 2016 is a night when billions of people all over the world will be glued to their phone and television screens, for the Rio 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony. Everyone will be cheering for their nation, especially when the Parade of the Nations begin.

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August 5, 2016 is a night when billions of people all over the world will be glued to their phone and television screens, for the Rio 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony. Everyone will be cheering for their nation, especially when the Parade of the Nations begin.

Jamaica’s Flag Bearer

Jamaica, will be no different. Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce will be the eleventh person in history and the sixth woman, to carry the Jamaican flag at these games.

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Image courtesy of The Gleaner

This is a time of celebration and watching athletes from all over the world push themselves beyond their limits, all in hopes for Olympic Gold.

During the Parade of Nations within the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, athletes and officials from each participating country will parade in the Maracanã Stadium preceded by their flag and placard bearer. Each flag bearer has been chosen either by the…

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Schedule For Jamaican Athletes, Day 1 – August 12

FRIDAY AUGUST 12
MORNING SESSION
7:30 a.m.: Men’s Discus Throw qualifying round, Group A qualifying
8:05 a.m.: Women’s Shot Put qualifying round, Groups A and B
8:10 a.m.: Men’s 800m Round 1
8:55 a.m.: Men’s Discus Throw qualifying B
9:55 a.m.: Women’s 100m preliminary round

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FRIDAY AUGUST 12

MORNING SESSION
7:30 a.m.: Men’s Discus Throw qualifying round, Group A qualifying
8:05 a.m.: Women’s Shot Put qualifying round, Groups A and B
8:10 a.m.: Men’s 800m Round 1
8:55 a.m.: Men’s Discus Throw qualifying B
9:55 a.m.: Women’s 100m preliminary round

EVENING SESSION
7:05 p.m.: Men’s 400m Round 1
7:20 p.m.: Men’s Long Jump qualifying round, Groups A and B
7:40 p.m.: Women’s 100m Round 1

*Jamaican Time.

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UWI To Honor Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce With Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws (LLD)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Track and field super star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is one of three people who will be conferred with honorary degrees by the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona at its graduation ceremonies scheduled for October 28 – 29.

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Track and field super star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is one of three people who will be conferred with honorary degrees by the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona at its graduation ceremonies scheduled for October 28 – 29.

The other awardees will be American actor, producer and humanitarian, Daniel “Danny” Glover, and internationally celebrated Jamaican writer and poet, Lorna Goodison.

Glover and Goodison will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt) while Fraser-Pryce, who became the first Jamaican woman to win the 100-metre Olympic gold medal in 2008, will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD).

Fraser-Pryce won her second straight 100-metre Olympic gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics and also won and defended her title as the fastest female sprinter at the IAAF Championships in 2009, 2013 and 2015. Known as the “pocket rocket”, Fraser-Pryce is the fourth fastest 100-metre female…

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Watch A Day in the Life of Toni-Ann Williams, Jamaica’s First Gymnast

Take a few moments and enjoy ‘A Day in the Life of Toni-Ann Williams’. Jamaica’s first gymnast, represents the country at the Rio 2016 Olympics. We wish her well.

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Take a few moments and enjoy ‘A Day in the Life of Toni-Ann Williams’. Jamaica’s first gymnast, represents the country at the Rio 2016 Olympics. We wish her well.

She competes in the:

  • Women’s uneven bars
  • Women’s floor exercise
  • Women’s beam
  • Women’s vault
  • Women’s individual all-around

Copyright © 2016, Denise N. Fyffe

She has published over 30 books including several volumes of poetry including Honey to My Sauce, Jamaican Pebbles, Sensuous One, Love under the Caribbean Stars and Messages to the Deaf.

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Watch Opening Ceremony & Team Jamaica

The Rio 2016 Olympics is an exciting event and the Olympics only come around once every four years. Due to many telecommunications red-tape, some of you might have missed the opening ceremony. Well no worries. Below, I included links so that you can watch some highlights.

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The Rio 2016 Olympics is an exciting event and the Olympics only come around once every four years. Due to many telecommunications red-tape, some of you might have missed the opening ceremony. Well no worries. Below, I  included links so that you can watch some highlights.

Enjoy.

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