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BOC announces BTC Pan Am Games team

The Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC), along with national sporting federations, today announced the Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation National Team for the Pan American Games in Toronto.

The 53-member team – 36 athletes and 17 officials – will compete in five sports at the Games, scheduled for July 10 – 26.  The Bahamas will be represented in swimming, athletics, boxing, tennis and gymnastics.  It is the first time that a gymnast would be included on the team, said BOC president Wellington Miller.

“We are very proud now that a new discipline has been added to the sports that are going off to represent The Bahamas, gymnastics," Mr. Miller said.  "Some time ago, the Bahamas Olympic Committee decided to put its weight behind the smaller sports that are coming up and being formed in The Bahamas. Today is a reality, today is a proud day for us to have a gymnast on our team.”

Mr. Miller congratulated the Bahamas Gymnastics Federation and their president Barbara Thompson. He said he was very familiar with the hard road the sport travelled to reach the milestone, and he promised that the BOC would continue to help small federations.

The athletes competing on the BTC national Pan Am team are:


Kianna Dean


Philip Major



Carl Hield

Keishno Major

Rasheed Williams



Ariel Weech

Joanna Evans

Dustin Tynes

Laura Morley

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace



Shavez Hart

Johnathan Farquharson

Elroy McBride (tentative)

Stephen Gardener (tentative)

Michael Mathieu

Jeffrey Gibson

Raymond Higgs (tentative)

Latario Collie (tentative)

Ryan Ingraham

Trevor Barry

Terray Smith

Warren Frazer

Latoy Williams

Ramon Miller

Alonzo Russell

Andretti Bain

Adanaca Brown

Sheniqua Ferguson

Lenece Clarke

Bianca Stuart

Tamara Myers (tentative)

Anthonique Strachan

Devynne Charlton

Tayla Carter

Carmeisha Cox

Christine Amertil

Katrina Seymour

Shakitha Henfield

Myriam Byfield

Shaunae Miller