Saturday, September 25, 2010

37 athletes from 11 countries arrive for Commonwealth Games

Foreign contingents continued to drop in after CGF president Mike Fennell's assurance of full participation in the Commonwealth Games with 37 athletes and team officials from 11 nations and territories arriving here today.

Five Chefs de Mission -- Shelley Burich of Samoa, Tuelo Serufho of Botswana, Elizabeth Renay Petersen of Namibia, France Simon Lespoir of Seychelles and Mohammed Beade Sahnoon of Ghana and Samoa team official Tagifano Taosoga and Botswana team general manager Game Gynnith -- were among the arrivals.

The largest contingent to arrive here today was a 23 member delegation from Trinidad and Tobago, including athletes and officials from aquatics, archery, boxing, gymnastics and squash as well as a team doctor.

Three more officials from England and Cameroon team official Desire Vincent Tsanga Adzigui were among the arrivals, a release from the Organising Committee said.

Others to arrive were Isle of Man double trap shooter Timothy James Kneale, Guyana's full bore shooter Mahendra Persaud and Trinidad and Tobago's squash player Colin Ramasra.

England men's hockey and lawn bowl teams were the first foreign athletes to land here yesterday.

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