Friday, July 13, 2012

Digicel expects amazing things from Olympians

Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce shows off her Jamaican flag to the world.
Jamaica Observer | Friday, July 13, 2012

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 on Tuesday by the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), includes 23 females and 24 males in the athletic categories as well as one female in equestrian, one female in swimming and one male for Taekwondo.

President of the JOA, Mike Fennell, thanked Digicel for its longstanding support "for 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," Fennell was quoted as saying.

In congratulating the team, Conor Looney, Digicel Jamaica's director of marketing, 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."

In December 2011, Digicel cemented its long-standing relationship with the JOA with the renewal of a four-year contract that will see the cell phone giant supporting the organisation until 2015. In addition to the London 2012 Olympic Games, the sponsorship includes the Pan-American Games, Commonwealth Games, Central American and Caribbean Games, Youth Olympic Games, Commonwealth Youth Games and the Winter Olympic Games.

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