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Forbes to serve as Cayman’s flag bearer at Rio 2016

Ronald Forbes will carry the Cayman Islands flag during the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony with an estimated hundreds of millions of viewers watching around the globe.

The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee make the announcement Thursday (4 August) in a press release.

Forbes is attending his third Olympic Games. He has served as flag bearer in past Olympics, at the Beijing 2008 Games.

“Anytime that I’ve done the flag bearer honour, especially in 2008, which was my first,” Forbes said, “I felt very privileged  and very honoured to carry the Nation’s flag. Not only for what it represents but who it represents. That’s something I take with great responsibility and great pride.”

You can watch the opening ceremony live starting at 5 p.m. on Cayman 27.

Click here for a full schedule of Cayman’s Olympic athletes.

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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