STATEMENT BY THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS (NDC) ON THE PERFORMANCE OF ALL OUR GRENADIAN ATHLETES AT THE 2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) joins with all of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique in extending heartiest congratulations to our hometown hero Kirani Zeno James, on his silver medal performance at the Rio Olympics 2016.

The gentle courage, humility and grace with which this young champion has bourne, and time and again exceeded the expectations of the people of our nation cannot be overstated and under-appreciated. Our party also salutes our “King Kirani” for being both an inspiration and role model for the youth of our nation.

“Because of Kirani, where once they hoped they could, they now believe they can! He has become the standard against which all other young athletes measure themselves, not only in our country, but across the Caribbean and indeed the world,” Party Leader Nazim Burke said.




The NDC also uses this opportunity to call on the government of Dr. Keith Mitchell to do right by our Sports Ambassador and rename the National Athletic Stadium in his honour, thus fulfilling a promise made to our Star before the nation and the world.

The National Democratic Congress also offers congratulations to Bralon Taplin for his outstanding campaign at the games and the coaches, the Olympic Committee and all other athletes who represented Grenada. We note that their journey to the games has been nothing short of amazing, as they all represented us and worked with distinction.

In closing we, like the rest of the country look on with pride at the athletic brothers Kurt Felix and Lindon Victor as they begin their quest for medals.

Today we have yet another reason to be proud! Grenada to the world!

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