‘Dream come true’ as Olympic House is inaugurated

Olympic House was inaugurated in the presence of Panam Sports President, Neven Ilic, Secretary General, Ivar Sisniega.

Complete with a mini-museum, Olympic House, the home of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC) has been opened.

The facility at Cayman Business Park off Elgin Avenue consists of offices, a training area, a library and a gift shop, was inaugurated at a ceremony on 16 August 2018. The move was first announced in January.

“This first Olympic House is a dream come true. We spent many years in the offices that [CIOC] President Donald McLean kindly gave us, but when President Neven Ilic became the new President of Panam Sports we fortunately were presented with this opportunity to establish our own office. We have to thank God for the support of Panam Sports, without them we would not have been able to create this Olympic House,” said CIOC Secretary General Carson Ebanks.

Helping to make the dream a reality was the Pan American Sports Organization (Panam Sports), which contributed US$400,000.

“We are really proud to be here in the Cayman Islands to inaugurate this first Olympic House. This is part of the Strategic Plan that Panam Sports initiated a year ago, and we really want to congratulate President Donald McLean and Carson Ebanks for the great job they are doing here in the name of sport,” Ilic said.

Meantime, Panam Sports Secretary General, Ivar Sisniega said: “I am convinced that this will greatly help the development of sport in this country. Hopefully more member countries can take advantage of the different programs that we are offering.”

After the opening remarks from the sport leaders, the Olympic Committee took the opportunity to recognise all the athletes who have represented the Cayman Islands in the Olympic Games throughout their history. The NOC also awarded the most outstanding athletes of the recent Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games where the island nation won three bronze medals in the Squash competitions.

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