Caribbean and an Olympian

Every four years, one city in one nation gets the esteemed pleasure of hosting the Summer Olympics. Many nations bid to be that prestigious nation but only one can be known as the Summer Olympics host for that specific period. This year London, England historically was dubbed the host of the XXX (30th) Olympiad. Nations are allowed to enter up to three athletes for an event; if those athletes achieve the A standard rating and only one athlete many be entered if that athlete is consider under the B standard rating. There are a total of twenty-four events for which male athletes may enter while there are only twenty-three events for female athletes. This is true, as women do not compete in the 50-kilometre (km) walk event. Qualification standards and relevant criteria for the athletes and their home nations are usually established circa April of the year prior to the year for which the Summer Olympics games will take place. (Credit: Telegraph, IAAF.org, GMA Network, London 2012 Olympics)

The XXX (30th) Olympiad had a total of 27 countries completing which are considered to be apart of the Caribbean. They were Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Colombia, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, and the United States Virgin Islands. Below you will find a listing of all of the athletes that represented their respective countries for what events and what their final results were in each. Grenada was considered on August 8, 2012 as the nation with the most Olympic Gold Medals per Capita with one for every 105,000 people. Jamaica was next in line with one gold medal for every 1,352,913 people. (Credit: Caribbean Celebs, Urban Islandz, Wikipedia)

Athlete Listings: (sorted alphabetically by country name)

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