Twenty-five athletes are representing the Federation at the XX Central American and Caribbean Games in Cartagena, Colombia.

The Games will end on July 30.

According to the local Olympic Committee this is the largest contingent ever from the Federation to participate in any major games or multi-sporting event.

This will also mark the first time that the Olympic Committee has fielded athletes in four sporting disciplines in any multi-sporting event;  namely volleyball, athletics, taekwondo and tennis.

Chief de Mission, Leroy Greene departed St Kitts on July 12 ahead of the teams in order to finalise outstanding matters prior to their arrival.

In volleyball, the Federation is represented by David Walters, coach; and the players, Shawn Seabookes and St. Clair Hodge.  They will compete in the Men’s Singles Beach Volleyball Tournament.

In tennis player Dennis James was accompanied by Coach Anthony Caines.  James will compete in the men’s singles event.

Lyndon David will compete in the Taekwondo event.

The Track and Field events take place from July 25 to 29.

It is expected that 16 athletes will be selected to the final team.

The athletes will be registered in the female 100m, 200m, 400m, Long Jump and 4x100m relay and the male 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, High Jump, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay.

Last Friday, Shawn Seabrookes carried the national flag with grace and pride at the opening ceremony.  This momentous occasion was witnessed by thousands of spectators, at the Pedro de Heredia Soccer Stadium in Cartagena, Colombia.