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LIME provides support for athlete’s homecoming



LIME | 2012-10-04 00:00:00

Longstanding sponsor of Jamaican track and field, LIME has signed on as a major sponsor of the 2012 London Olympics Athletes’ Homecoming celebration scheduled for this Heroes Day – October 15.

Signing up at the ‘world record-holder’ level, LIME will be helping to facilitate the broadcast of the televised event to viewing centres which will be set up in various parishes across the island.

“We remain committed to supporting the talent and growth of our athletes and so in this time of celebration, we are making a special effort to ensure that our global ambassadors receive a hero-worthy reception for their tremendous achievements” highlights Chris Derhing, LIME Chairman.

“Using our technology, we will be ensuring that persons who will not be able to attend the event can join in the festivities” Mr. Dehring added.

LIME will be rolling out similar technology as was utilized for the recently staged ‘Jamaica 50’ celebrations to allow persons to view the event which will be held at the National Arena.

Speaking at a press briefing on October 3 at Jamaica House, Natalie Neita-Headley, Minister with Responsibility for Sports outlined that the event will be a spectacle of cultural performances and musical tributes staged under the theme “ Jamaica’s Musical History; Honouring the Olympic Journey.”

“Where there is excellence, we must appreciate it in an excellent way. This celebration is for individuals who have represented their country and communities in an excellent way and will be an appreciation of them.” Minister Neita- Headley said. The 2012 Olympians and officials will also receive a monetary incentive from the Government of Jamaica.

The Minister further highlighted that both locally and internationally based athletes will accommodated in Kingston for the duration of the celebrations which includes a church service and cocktail reception on October 14.

Tickets for the headline event will be made available to the public free of cost with details for distribution to be announced at a later date.

At the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games, the Jamaican team secured a total of 12 medals while Alphanso Cunningham secured a gold medal for the Paralympic team.




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