Barbadian hurdler and medallist launches Facebook competition with British High Commission

Ryan Brathwaite, Barbadian hurdler and medallist, along with British High Commissioner, Paul Brummell, and head of the Barbados Olympic Association, Steve Stoute, initiated a Facebook competition for Barbadians and residents of the OECS to get a chance for some prizes in observation of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Ryan autographed the Olympic themed prizes which will be awarded to the winner of the competition at a sport-themed party on 27 July designed to celebrate One Year to Go until the official opening ceremony of the London2012 Olympics.

Wearing an Olympic cap and posing for photos with cuddly toys Wenlock and Mandeville, the Olympic mascots, he said how excited he was about the prospect of the London Olympics next year.

High Commissioner Paul Brummell commented that the London 2012 Olympic Games would be the greenest Games ever. These Olympic Games will leave a legacy for the East End of London, a deprived area which will now have Europe’s largest new park for over 100 years, new housing, transport links and outstanding sporting venues.

Participants in the competition will be able to go to the High Commission Facebook page - - where they can join and play to win.

The occasion was the launch of the British High Commission Facebook competition to celebrate One Year to Go until the opening ceremony of the 2012 Games. The competition is open to Facebook users in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines). Competition entrants need to answer three questions correctly, and two lucky winners will get the chance to attend a One Year to Go party, where they will receive their prizes. One of the two winners will be chosen from the Eastern Caribbean, and will win a ticket to Barbados to come to the party.

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