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Jamaican stars arrive at Athletes' Village

Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2016 | 8:29 PM
A view of the Olympics Athletes' Village from the international zone.

Andre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:
Jamaica's track and field athletes joined the rest of the country's Rio 2016 Olympics team today at the Athletes' Village in the Barra region of Rio de Janeiro.

The team, which includes global stars Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Elaine Thompson and Asafa Powell left the team's training base at the Linx Hotel some 33km to the North East at 3 p.m. (1 p.m. Jamaica time).

They arrived at the Athletes' Village, in vehicles provided by the Brazilian Navy at approximately 4 p.m.

Chef de Mission of Jamaica's contingent here, Vishu Tolan, had earlier advised that swimmers Alia Atkinson and Timothy Wynter as well as gymnast Toni-Ann Williams would already be in the Village by the time the track and field athletes arrived.

Diver Yona Knight-Wisdom is expected to leave his training base in Florida shortly and head to Brazil to join up with the rest of the team.