Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games underway

Team BVI ready for the opening ceremony of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Photo: Provided

Team BVI ready for the opening ceremony of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Photo: Provided

The Youth Olympic Games officially began with the completion of the spectacular Opening Ceremony on Saturday, August 16. Sailing competitor Sam Morrell, the proud flag bearer and the rest of the BVI team, swimmer Amarah Phillip, and track and field athletes, Akeem Bradshaw, Deya Erickson, Kala Penn, Kyron McMaster, Lakeisha Warner, and Nelda Huggins are geared up for everything the Youth Olympic Games 2014 has in store for them.

With yoggers in hand and pins ready for exchanging, they are already enjoying the experience of this international sporting, educational and cultural festival for teenagers. First day of competition for team BVI kicked off on Monday 18th August, with the start of the Byte II sailing regatta and the 50m Women’s Butterfly.

In sailing, after Race 4 of a total of 11 races, Sam Morrell currently is ranked 24th. The regatta will continue with Race 5 on Tuesday, August 19 at 11.00pm BVI time (which is Wednesday, August 20 at 11.00am Nanjing, China time)

In swimming, Amarah Phillip came 6th in her 50m Butterfly heat with a time of 31.05 and an overall ranking of 29. Amarah’s next event, the 50m Freestyle, will take place on Wednesday, August 20 at 10.oopm BVI time (which is Thursday, August 21 at 10.00am Nanjing, China time).

Athletics will start on Wednesday, August 20 with the BVI featuring Deya Erickson in the Women’s 100m Hurdles at 7.20 am BVI time (7.20pm Nanjing, China time), Kala Penn in the Women’s Long Jump at 8.00am BVI time (8.00pm Nanjing, China time), and Lakeisha ‘Mimi’ Warner in the Women’s 800m at 9.15am BVI time (9.15pm Nanjing, China time).

The British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee (BVIOC) in collaboration with the Caribbean Broadcasting Inc (CBI) is pleased to confirm that live coverage of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games from Nanjing China can now be seen on Caribbean Broadcast Network (BVI) Limited (CBN) – Television (Channel 51).

CBN will offer 24 hours of coverage until the conclusion of the Games.

Click for the schedule of events of VI athletes competing.

The full Games schedule and results can be found on