Sealy gets Mo Bay keys
THANK YOU, Sir!
With one voice, Jamaica and the rest of the CARIFTA family finally gave Barbadian Austin Sealy the respect he so richly deserves.
During the opening ceremony at the 40th LIME CARIFTA Games here in Montego Bay on Saturday evening, Sealy, recognized as the founder of the games, was presented with the keys to the city by mayor Charles Sinclair.
In accepting the award, Barbados’ member to the International Olympic Committee, said he felt old because he had seen so many of the region’s top athletes graduate from the CARIFTA Games.
He had even presented medals to some of them at the Olympic Games.
Meanwhile, Jamaica’s Minister of Sports Olivia Grange gave a special welcome to the Barbados contingent during her address.
“Enjoy yourself,” she said.
“We want you to know that Jamaica loves you.”
The CARIFTA Games were first held in Barbados in 1972.