The historic first Caribbean Games are underway following a party full of music and color in Guadeloupe.
More than 800 athletes from 29 countries were represented in front of sport leaders and fans during the athlete parade. The competitions officially begin today.
GUADELOUPE (June 30, 2022) — The excitement and energy could be felt in the stadium as history was made. It was a moment to remember not only for Guadeloupe, but also the entire continent as the first Caribbean Games officially began. Once CANOC President Brian Lewis finished his the speech by inviting everyone to enjoy the Games and join in the celebration, he raised his arms and went to embrace the Guadeloupe 2022 President Alain Soreze.
The first step towards a new tradition was taken in spectacular fashion. An unforgettable experience unfolded for the more than 800 athletes from 29 countries as they danced to the rhythm of the Caribbean and were unfazed by the rain that fell sporadically during the ceremony at the Stade Des Abymes in Guadeloupe.
One by one, all the Caribbean countries paraded in front of the fans highlighted by their flag bearers and the unmistakable joy and celebrations of their teammates.